September 2020

John Gee Black Historical Center

The John Gee Black Historical Center is a cultural and educational center to insure the preservation of tradition, culture, crafts, music and art of the African Americans in Southeastern Ohio and to educate our diverse people about African-American traditions and about the past and present contributions of African-Americans to this country.

Raccoon Creek County Park

Situated in the foothills of Southeastern Ohio, Raccoon Creek County Park is bordered on the north by Raccoon Creek, the stream formerly called “Etha Petha,” the Shawnee word for raccoon. To the south lie hills and upland fields adjacent to the historic Popular Knob. The park showcases 700 acres of both natural areas and recreation …

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Merry Family Winery

Located in rural Gallia County, the Merry Family Winery is housed in the former Jewell Evans Grist Mill. The winery is family owned and operated as well as the vineyards. Come and sample their handcrafted wines and sit a spell on the front porch rockers. The winery has rooms available for large groups. It’s a …

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Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library

The Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library offers a variety of services to the community such as Homebound Delivery of Library Materials, Books Clubs for Adults and Teens, Dial-A-Story, Book-A-Bike Program and so much more. For a complete list of available services, visit their website at

Ohio Tattoo Museum

The Tattoo Museum displays art and artifacts stretching back to the beginning of electric tattooing.  Flash from that collection is offered, shoulder to shoulder with cutting-edge machinery and chemistry.

French Art Colony

The French Art Colony is a regional multi-arts center dedicated to supporting arts education and cultural enrichment in our communities. For more than 50 years, the French Art Colony has woven creative threads throughout the diverse area connecting people in a colorful celebration of life. Housed in an 1855 Greek Revival home, “Riverby,” the Art …

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Pine Street Cemetery

The Pine Street Cemetery was established around 1790. The most interesting monuments are those of the original French 500 settlers and Congressman Vinton for whom, in 1850, Ohio’s Vinton County was named. Some of the early gravestones remaining in the cemetery today are inscribed with dates of deaths as early as 1815, Many older headstones …

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