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Volunteer Orientation Breakfast

Sat February 15 at 9:00 AM

Saturday February 15 2020 09:00 AM

Calling all volunteers! Adena Mansion & Gardens will be hosting a volunteer orientation breakfast on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:00am. Returning volunteers, or anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Adena Mansion and Gardens, are invited to attend.

Adena relies on the generosity of its volunteers and numerous opportunities are available for anyone interested in participating in the volunteer program. Some volunteers enjoy dressing in period costume and interpreting the Mansion, Tenant House or Barn while others prefer to answer questions in the Museum, work with school groups, or pitch in "behind the scenes." Volunteers with a green thumb prefer to be outside in the sunshine, getting their hands dirty in the garden. Different positions require varying levels of training and time commitments so there is something that will appeal to everyone!

During the orientation, volunteers will be treated to a continental breakfast, learn about Adena and the Worthington family, discover all about the unique volunteer opportunities and sigh up for training. Please RSVP online, by calling 740-772-1500 or email at info@adenamansion.com

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Continuing: A Look into Black History in Ross County, Part 3

Sat February 15 at 2:00 PM

Saturday February 15 2020 02:00 PM

Chillicothe has a rich history of African American influence in the community. From the settling of the Northwest Territory to the Underground Railroad, Ohio is well known for its involvement in the fight for freedom for African Americans. Join Beverly Gray, local historian, as she continues her talk on the history of the Black Community in Chillicothe and the crucial role they have played in our history.

Beverly Gray is a Chillicothe local whose devotion to history and education has had a tremendous impact on the community. After retiring as an educator for many year, Beverly continues her passion for history by volunteering in numerous capacities. She is a volunteer and education specialist at Adena Mansion and Gardens, as well as a co-founder of the David Nikens Heritage Center in Chillicothe and has been heavily involved with the Friends of Freedom/Ohio Underground Railroad Association, serving as a regional coordinator. She is also a member of the African-American Council for the Ohio Historical Association and sits on the board at Monticello.

Continuing: A Look at Black History in Ross County, Part 3 will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required and admission is free.

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Statehood Day Celebration

Sat March 07 at 10:00 AM

Saturday March 07 2020 10:00 AM

March 7,2020. Yay or Nay! Ohio became a state in 1803, but not without conflict! Now it's your turn to witness the fiery, historic debate over whether Ohio should become a state or remain within the Northwest Territory. Visitors will step back in time to 1802 and witness this historic debate highlighting Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair's and Representative Thomas Worthington's differing plans for Ohio's path to statehood. Tour Worthington’s historic mansion and see where the “Father of Ohio Statehood” lived and worked.

This program is being presented as part of Ohio Statehood Day. Admission for this special event is offered at no cost. The grounds and museum will be open between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The “Debate over Statehood” times are scheduled for 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Special themed mansion tours will also take place every one-half hour beginning at 10:30 am with the last tour departing at 3:00 pm.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Scrapbooking Crop

Fri March 13 at 9:00 AM

Friday March 13 2020 09:00 AM

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion and Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more. March 13 and November 14, 2020 at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor Center. Each session lasts from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

We provide lunch dinner and snacks, enabling you to concentrate on your scrapbooking skills! Not only will you be set up with a personal six-foot table, but you will have electrical and Wi-Fi access.

Participating vendors will be on hand with interesting booths, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes. The cost for each attendee is $ 100.00 for both sessions (ENTER PROMO CODE AMGS2020) or $55.00 per session. Reservations and advance payment is required, and can be made online or you may mail you request and payment to Adena Mansion and Gardens, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**

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Kill the Hill

Sat March 28 at 8:00 AM

Saturday March 28 2020 08:00 AM

An annual event returns to the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens on Saturday March 28, 2020 with Kill the Hill, a race that features a killer hill & Adena's entrance driveway.

The event involves two races to appeal to athletes at all levels: a 5K run/walk and a 10 mile run. All courses begin and end at Adena Mansion & Gardens Visitor Center. Runners first descend Adena's landmark hill, then follow a course that winds through Yaples Orchard and Yoctangee Park before returning up the hill to finish.

Adena's grounds open at 7:00 am and the races begin at 8:00 am. Participants may register online at www.adenamansion.com/tickets, or by filling out a registration form. Registration forms can be found the Visitor Center at Adena Mansion and Gardens. Completed forms can be dropped off in person or mailed to 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, Oh 45601.

All participants who register on or before March 15, 2020 will receive a T-shirt and commemorative leather medallion.

All proceeds from the race will support the operation of Adena Mansion Gardens. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in the Mens and Womens Divisions of the 5K run/walk and 10-mile run.

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Heirloom Plant Sale

Sat May 02 at 9:00 AM

Saturday May 02 2020 09:00 AM

Adena Mansion and Gardens annual plant sale focuses on “heirloom” plants – varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Many go back at least as far as Worthington’s time.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – treasured staples of the medieval pantry and probably Thomas Worthington’s as well – will be among the 85 varieties of herbs, tomatoes, vegetables and flowers on sale at this year’s Adena Mansion and Gardens plant sale.

This year’s sale is set for Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 17. Hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays (closed on Monday and Tuesday).

Flower varieties for sale that are the same as those grown in the gardens include foxglove, Maltese cross, morning glory, dianthus, coreopsis, Sweet William, and balsam. Among herbs in the sale, lavender and thyme are also grown in the garden. Also available will be dill, basil, chives, oregano, cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage to name a few. Tomato varieties for sale will include Black from Tula, Arkansas Traveler, Black Sea Man, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Hillbilly (Potato Leaf), and Green Zebra.

There will also be metal art for purchase, such as bottle trees and shepherds hooks. In addition there will also be some hanging baskets and vegetables.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Art with Skip

Sat May 02 at 12:00 PM

Saturday May 02 2020 12:00 PM

Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at 12:00 pm and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Mother’s Day Tea

Sun May 10 at 2:00 PM

Sunday May 10 2020 02:00 PM

Please join us at Adena Mansion and Gardens in your Sunday’s best on Mother's Day to honor and celebrate the special women in our lives! Tea and assorted desserts will be served.

Mother’s Day Tea at Adena will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $20 per guest.Tickets are available at https://www.adenamansion.com/tickets/. ***Please input the specific names of each guest. For reservations or information, please call 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit our website at www.adenamansion.com

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion & Gardens Society manages the site on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**

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Art with Skip

Sat June 06 at 12:00 PM

Saturday June 06 2020 12:00 PM

Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at 12:00 pm and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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19th Century Independence Day Celebration

Sun July 05 at 2:00 PM

Sunday July 05 2020 02:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, July 5 at 2:00 PM, to celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago as you are transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. This event will take place at the picnic pavilion and there is no charge to attend. Activities will include readings of portions of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic poems, a presentation of the flag, a toast to George Washington and 21 gun salute by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard!

Admission to the Mansion & Gardens is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children 5 and under.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social

Sat July 11 at 11:00 AM

Saturday July 11 2020 11:00 AM

Saturday, July 11 Adena Mansion & Gardens will host their annual Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social in the barn from 11am – 4 pm. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and sit back and relax while you listen to the live music and enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats. Admission charged and there is an additional cost for cobbler and floats.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 5 -12, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. You may purchase your tickets online or at the door. Tours on Saturday begin at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 and the grounds are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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"Base Ball" - Adena Worthington's vs Ohio Village Muffins

Sun July 12 at 2:00 PM

Sunday July 12 2020 02:00 PM

Join us on the grounds of Adena Mansion and Gardens for a game of Base Ball (yes, two words) as the Adena Worthington's take on the Ohio Village Muffins. Step back to the 1860's and cheer on the Worthington's.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Art with Skip

Sat August 01 at 12:00 PM

Saturday August 01 2020 12:00 PM

Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at 12:00 pm and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Art with Skip

Sat September 05 at 12:00 PM

Saturday September 05 2020 12:00 PM

Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at 12:00 pm and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Murder Mystery Dinner - Friday

Fri September 11 at 6:00 PM

Friday September 11 2020 06:00 PM

September 11,12 and 13, Adena Mansion and Gardens will once again become the place to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a mystery.

The grounds open at 5:30pm and the mystery will begin at 6:00pm. After you gather your clues, dinner will follow at approximately 7:00pm. Tickets are available at $50 per person for AMGS members (promo code AMGS2020) and $55 for non-members. Admission includes both the mystery and the dinner. Prizes will be awarded each evening at the conclusion of the program.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**

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Murder Mystery Dinner- Saturday

Sat September 12 at 6:00 PM

Saturday September 12 2020 06:00 PM

September 11,12 and 13, Adena Mansion and Gardens will once again become the place to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a mystery.

The grounds open at 5:30pm and the mystery will begin at 6:00pm. After you gather your clues, dinner will follow at approximately 7:00pm. Tickets are available at $50 per person for AMGS members (promo code AMGS2020) and $55 for non-members. Admission includes both the mystery and the dinner. Prizes will be awarded each evening at the conclusion of the program.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**

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Murder Mystery Dinner- Sunday

Sun September 13 at 6:00 PM

Sunday September 13 2020 06:00 PM

September 11,12 and 13, Adena Mansion and Gardens will once again become the place to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a mystery.

The grounds open at 5:30pm and the mystery will begin at 6:00pm. After you gather your clues, dinner will follow at approximately 7:00pm. Tickets are available at $50 per person for AMGS members (promo code AMGS2020) and $55 for non-members. Admission includes both the mystery and the dinner. Prizes will be awarded each evening at the conclusion of the program.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**

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Halloween Storytime

Sun October 04 at 2:00 PM

Sunday October 04 2020 02:00 PM

Join Skip Hathaway on Sunday, October 4 at 2pm for Tall Tales, Myths and Legends.

This event is offered at no cost. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE EVENT

NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Scrapbooking Crop

Fri November 06 at 9:00 AM

Friday November 06 2020 09:00 AM

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion and Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more. November 6 and November 7, 2020 at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor Center. Each session lasts from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

We provide lunch dinner and snacks, enabling you to concentrate on your scrapbooking skills! Not only will you be set up with a personal six-foot table, but you will have electrical and Wi-Fi access.

Participating vendors will be on hand with interesting booths, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes. The cost for each attendee is $ 100.00 for both sessions (ENTER PROMO CODE AMGS2020) or $55.00 per session. Reservations and advance payment is required, and can be made online or you may mail you request and payment to Adena Mansion and Gardens, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601.

**NO REFUNDS, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**