105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Glendower Mansion will open for the Summer beginning June 5, 2013.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1 pm until 5 pm, June 5 – August 31, 2013.
Costumed interpreters lead guided tours.
Admission to Glendower:
$5 for adults
$4.50 for seniors age 65+
$3.50 for students ages 5-18 years old
The Civil War Encampment is September 28-29, 2013
All concerts are free and open to the public as is the encampment.
Glendower has parking for cars. Buses are asked to drop off guests on
Glendower is owned and operated by the Warren County Historical Society which owns and operates three historic properties in downtown Lebanon. For more information contact their office at 513-932-1817.
Historic Downtown Lebanon is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Lebanon’s historic downtown. For more information see their web site at www.historicdowntownlebanon.com.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR VIEWS OF GLENDOWER MANSION ON RTE. 42 S., LEBANON, OHIO
Tree Planting At Glendower
In celebration of Arbor Day members of the Warren County Historical Society planted a tree on the lawn of Glendower mansion.
Glendower sits on over four acres of tree covered lawn just south of downtown Lebanon. Many of its trees are already listed on Ohio’s historic tree list. Time and recent storms has have brought several of the old trees down.
The new tree was planted in honor of one of the Warren County Historical Society’s long time volunteers and supporters, Dr. George Van Harlingen. Dr. Van Harlingen has been an avid tree planter for many years. He particularly loves the tulip poplar tree. This particular cultivar will grow 50 to 75 feet tall and will bloom each spring with a lovely tulip shaped blossom. A seed pod will form in the fall and the leaves will turn a beautiful gold color. Particular to this tree is its variegated leaf.
The tree was purchased and planted by his daughter, Victoria Van Harlingen Tappy in honor of his 86th birthday.
Civil War Exhibit at Glendower
Glendower mansion is often referred to as a northern antebellum Greek revival mansion. That means it was built in the grand manor of the southern plantation houses before the Civil War. In honor of the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the American Civil War, Glendower has a special display of Warren County artifacts from its soldiers who fought in that war.
The display includes letters, reports, photos, soldier’s equipment and much more. Curator Mary Klei reviewed many items in the Historical Society’s collection and chose those she thought best told the soldier’s story.
The exhibit holds many items that refer to the Battle of Chickamauga. Many of our Warren County soldiers participated in that battle. Some, like Captain Oliver Parshall, were killed at the battle. Others, like General Durbin Ward who was the second owner of Glendower, were wounded so badly that they were mustered out of the service.
The exhibit will remain on display throughout 2009, giving visitors to Glendower a sense of the effects of the Civil War on Warren County residents 150 years ago.
Bluegrass at Glendower
Free Concerts on the Lawn
Free Concerts on the lawn begin June 18th at 7:30 with Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins. July 16 is the Forget Me Not historical dancers and August 20 is The Roving Rogues Irish & Celtic music. This is the third summer that Glendower is hosting free concerts on the lawn.
The Glendower Historical Characters are a group of volunteers who portray various people who lived at Glendower, or would have visited Glendower circa 1855. Ask them about what they think of the new Ice Cream Saloon that has opened on Mulberry Street or who won the silver pitcher at the Ladies Equestrian Exhibition during the 4th of July festivities. They may also ask what you think of those horrible “No Nothings” and the new Republican party.
Glendower is owned and operated by the Warren County Historical Society, a private non-profit group that owns and operates three historic properties in Lebanon, Ohio.