Sometime Monday, February 8th, a six-foot ice shelf broke free from the second story roof and crashed through several of the skylights in the Contemporary Art Gallery. It damaged three paintings, the floor, and walls.
The art in this gallery reflects the legacy of southwest Ohio artists who achieved national or international recognition.
The assessed total cost of damages is still being calculated. As a non-profit, the Historical Society relies on membership dues, event income, and donations to continue operating.
Please consider donating to the cost of repairs.
Emergency Relief Fund
The gallery will remain closed until the appropriate repairs can be made.
The Contemporary Art Gallery before the February 8th damages.
Members and non-members alike donate artifacts to our museums. If you have something, may it be art or artifacts you find important to the story of Warren County, we'd love to be its new home. Just call the office at 513 932-1817 and tell us what you'd like to donate. We also take items in the form of donations for our Flea Markets as well!
We are currently seeking:
Antique Painted Furniture
Vintage & Antique Costume Jewelry
Antique Pipes and Pipe Holder
Antique Tobacco Pouch or Can
Antique Brass Fireplace Fenders
Free Ways to Help
In addition to a direct donation, please consider these easy, no-cost-to-you ways to support the Warren County Historical Society. For more detailed instructions, click here or visit the links below and search for "Warren County Historical Society" in Lebanon, Ohio.
Your donation is made through a direct, secure, online contribution. You may pay using your credit or debit card or a PayPal account (a PayPal account is NOT required). After the transaction, you'll be emailed a receipt to use for your tax purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 513-932-1817. And again, your support is greatly appreciated!
Scroll down to read about different areas you can support financially.
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The 1795 Beedle Log cabin has been completed and the oldest log structure in Warren County has been saved. However, there's still work to be done. With the inclusion of a Shaker herb garden, paved walkway and educational resources, will have a display that preserves our local history for generations to come.
To learn more about the Beedle Log Cabin, click here.
New West Entrance
When Lebanon Public library offered us shared access to their new parking lot behind the building, we immediately made plans to build a new handicapped accessible entrance to both Harmon Museum and Armstrong Conference Center. For the first time in many years, we had to secure a mortgage to complete this project.
A two-week residency period where the selected artist will lead a variety of public programs including lectures, workshops, classes for teachers and families, and in-school visits to grades K-12 for six Warren County Schools. Mediums include: Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Print, Photography, Film/Video Productions, Acting, Music, Textiles.
Children's Educational Programs
As a nonprofit organization, our museums provide transformative learning experiences for children and families in our community and beyond with our exhibits, school tours and award-winning History Camp.
We are working hard to make history more accessible to everyone. One of the projects we would like to begin is a self-guided tour system much like you find at the Cincinnati Zoo. This way, those that have trouble reading or those that prefer not to, can listen to the history as they examine the artifact, collection or exhibit.
Lighting (Art Galleries & Village Green)
We've made a lot of changes in the last two years, installing our art galleries and updating the Village Green. Now we just need the light to show it off! The light we DO have is old and needs to be updated (some of the lighting requires bulbs they don't even make anymore).
We've spent a lot of time upgrading our exhibits spaces and are in the process of labeling them the way they should be labeled.
"Wheels of Time" Sculpture
The "Wheels of Time" is a sculpture by John Koepnick; or at least it will be! Help us see this work realized. and placed on display in our rotunda.
Arboretum Signs and Trees
Glendower Mansion and Gardens is now Glendower Mansion and Arboretum thanks to the numerous variety of botanicals on display. Help us to properly label the vegetation or purchase a variety we don't have!
Friends of Glendower is an organization of those who support Glendower Mansion and Gardens and its education mission with either monetary donations or volunteer hours.
Money and time are needed in abundance to keep both the house and the gardens available for tours and educational programs. In 2018 the Friends of Glendower volunteers worked a total of 2560 hours valued at $8 per hour or $20,480 worth of volunteer service. The goal is to raise money to match the worth of volunteer hours.
Other Glendower Projects
Glendower Historic Mansion is over 175 years old (built in 1845) and requires constant maintenance. Here are some of the things that Glendower needs to keep running for our guests.
The Armstrong Conference Center is located next door to Harmon Museum, and was Lebanon's Post Office until it moved to its new location on New St. This beautiful building is home to our Quarterly Flea Market, Lunch and Learn Lectures, Black Bag Bingo and other events. It also acts as a Conference Center rentable for events, parties and weddings. We keep the price low to provide a nice space for those on a budget and have had nothing but positive feedback from those that have held their special events here.