Adena Mansion & Gardens
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APR-OCT: Wed-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
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Admission
Adults: $10, Seniors: $9, Children 6 and up: $5
OHS, AMGS, and children 5 and under: Free.

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Calendar of Events

May 1: Adult Lecture Series - First Daughter of Adena: Mary Worthington

Mary Worthington wrote to her brother, “We stand in slippery places”, but what was she referring to? Adena Mansion and Gardens is proud to host Worthington Family Historian, Mary Anne Brown of Chillicothe, Ohio as she chronicles the life and death of Governor and Mrs. Worthington’s beloved first child, Mary Worthington, on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Please join us for an informative lecture about the First Daughter of Adena. This lecture will detail her 1797 birth in Virginia, marriage to a young army officer, the ongoing difficulties and challenges her own family endured, and her untimely death at the young age of 39. This lecture is one of a three-part series featuring the lives of the ten Worthington children.

There is no charge to attend this lecture. Admission to Adena Mansion & Gardens is: $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. The grounds open at noon and close at 5:00 pm

For more information, please call 740-772-1500 or email info@adenamansion.com.

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May 7-17: Heirloom Plant Sale

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 7, through Sunday, May 22. 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.

Adana Mansion was the home of Ohio’s 6th governor, Thomas Worthington. Admission is: Adults $10; seniors $9; Children 6 and up, $5. Admission for Ohio History Connection/AMGS members and children 5 and under is FREE. For more information, please call 1-800-319-7248 or visit www.adenamansion.com. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road west off of State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.

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May 15: Teddy Bear Tea

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear or doll to attend the third annual Teddy Bear Tea at Adena Mansion and Gardens.

This tea party is the perfect way for a child to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and a special person. Enjoy a cup of delectable iced flavored tea while sampling an array of sweet and savory treats. The afternoon will feature a craft project and story-time followed by a tour of Adena Mansion. The special tour, led by Margaret and Ellen Worthington, will highlight where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea.

The Teddy Bear Tea will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per 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.

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June 4: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

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June 5: Adult Lecture Series - TBA
 
June 12: Kill the Hill

An annual event returns to the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens on Sunday, June 12, 2016 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’s 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 http://itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6607 or by filling out a registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off in person or mailed to 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, Oh 45601.

The pre-registration deadline is May 22. Regular registration is available until the beginning of the race. Fees for the 5K are $20 during pre-registration, $25 after May 23; and $30 day of race. The 10-mile run is $25 for pre-registration; $30 after May 23; and $35 day of race.

All participants who register on or before June 6, 2016 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 Men’s and Women’s Divisions of the 5K run/walk and 10-mile run.

For additional information, please call (740) 772-1500 or e-mail info@adenamansion.com.

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June 12: Children’s Series - TBA
 
June 19: Living History Sundays

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sundays will take place this summer on June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life when costumed interpreters present living history demonstrations throughout the site. Visitors will witness a wide array of interpretive experiences throughout the site.

Admission to this event is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children age 6 - 12, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5.  Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit www.adenamansion.com.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and 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.

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July 2: A Red, White, & Blue Ice Cream Social

Adena Mansion and Gardens will host a Red, White, & Blue Ice Cream Social to celebrate the glorious Fourth of July with an Ice Cream Social in honor of the day. Enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats while listening to a variety of musical performances at the barn.

July 3: Independence Day Celebration

At 2:00 pm, celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago! You will be transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. Activities will include readings or portions of the Declarations of Independence, patriotic songs and poems, presentation of the flag, toasts to George Washington, and more!

July 9: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

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July 10: 19th Century Baseball Game with Ohio Village Muffins

Join us on the grounds at 2:00 pm for an old fashioned game of Base Ball (yes, two words) as Adena Mansion and Gardens welcomes The Ohio Village Muffins, an 1860’s baseball team that plays the game by 19th century rules. Come out and cheer on our team!

July 17: Living History Sundays

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sundays will take place this summer on June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life when costumed interpreters present living history demonstrations throughout the site. Visitors will witness a wide array of interpretive experiences throughout the site.

Admission to this event is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children age 6 - 12, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5.  Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit www.adenamansion.com.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and 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.

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July 24: Classic Car Show

Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Corvette Club, see www.southernohiocorvetteclub.com for more information.

August 6: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

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August 7: Dressing the Worthingtons’, Part II

Join us as we look into the fashions of the 19th century. This fashion show will focus on the period clothing worn by the Worthington family members with an emphasis on Mrs. Worthington’s fashions.

August 14: Children’s Series - TBA
 
August 21: Living History Sunday

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sundays will take place this summer on June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life when costumed interpreters present living history demonstrations throughout the site. Visitors will witness a wide array of interpretive experiences throughout the site.

Admission to this event is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children age 6 - 12, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5.  Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit www.adenamansion.com.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and 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.

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September 9-11: Murder Mystery

Are you good at solving mysteries? Adena Mansion & Gardens will once again become the place to be to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a murder mystery.

October 2: Pioneer School Harvest Homecoming

This “Harvest Homecoming” is a fundraiser for the Pioneer School and features a Bean Dinner with your choice of navy or pinto beans, corn muffin, drink, and dessert. There will be artisans throughout the grounds demonstrating period crafts and music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and children’s games will add to the fun.

October 23: Halloween Storytime at 2:00 pm

If scary stories and tall tales put you in the Halloween mood, make plans to attend this family friendly event at 2:00 pm! Halloween Storytime will be hosted by local artist, Skip Hathaway. Join her in the Tenant House in front of a crackling fire while she weaves tales of mystery, suspense and terror that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!

November 5 & 12: Scrapbooking Crops

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion & Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more.

New this season, scrappers have two Saturday sessions to choose from: November 5th & 12th. Each session begins at 9:00 am and lasts until 9:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Scrappers will each have their own 6-foot table so they can spread out, electrical and Wi-Fi access, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors.

The events will take place at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor’s Center, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe.

The cost for each session is $55 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required and can be made by calling (740) 772-1500 or (800) 319-7248. Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted.

For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.

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November 26-27 & December 3-4, 10-11: Holidays at Adena

Adena Mansion & Gardens will re-open to celebrate the winter holidays and will be decorated in 19th century yuletide splendor. Enjoy a holiday-themed mansion tour and the many special events which will surely put you in the holiday spirit!

December 4: Wreath Workshop

Come decorate a wreath for the holidays! We provide the evergreen wreath as well as natural
materials gathered from the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens.


Upcoming Events
  May 1, 2016
Adult Lecture Series
 
  May 7-17, 2016
Heirloom Plant Sale
 
  May 15, 2016
Teddy Bear Tea
 

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