A snap of the fingers confirms that bell clear acoustic quality inside the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre. The Ariel is home to the Ohio Valley Symphony, the only professional orchestra in the southeast Ohio area. This restored 1895 opera house is host to professional and amateur performances and presentations year round with a five concert Ohio Valley Symphony series each year. A variety of performance classes are available as well as yoga, Zumba and ballroom dancing. Lectures, business meetings and more round out the Ariel calendar.
426 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open by appointment
The Gallia County Historical and Genealogical Society is dedicated to the collection, conservation and preservation of artifacts relevant to Gallia County's rich history.
340 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open Monday - Wednesday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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.
1928 Jackson Pike, Bidwell, Ohio 45614 740-441-8190
The Bob Evans Farm Homestead Museum offers a first look at the heritage of a company, an entrepreneur and his family and the history of the region. Visitors have the opportunity to sit at the reconstructed counter of the original Steak House owned by Bob Evans and see life-sized models of Bob and Jewell Evans filming their television commercials in their original kitchen through an old television console or through the lens of an actual television camera of the era. Visitors can follow the displays as the history of the business unfolds with its dreams and goals, personalities, challenges, growth and success.
10854 St. Rt. 588, Rio Grande, OH 45674
740-245-5305 or Toll-Free: 800-994-3276
Open May 1 - October 31
10:00am - 4:00pm
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.
48 Pine Street, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open 1st and 3rd week of the month from 10:00am -2:00pm & by appointment
The Our House Tavern was established in 1819 by Henry Cushing and his sister Elizabeth Cushing Foster. It was run as a tavern and inn to travelers. The tavern also served as a gathering place for the local people so that they might get the latest news and discuss current events with the travelers. Today, it is a place to see living history. The museum is staffed by volunteers known as "docents," this is the French word meaning "to serve." Come and spend some time with the docents as they step back in history. Points of interest within the museum are General Lafayette's jacket that was left behind during his visit in 1825, the Summer Kitchen, the Tavern Room and artifacts in the attic.
432 First Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day by Appointment Only
Cliffside Golf Course offers eighteen challenging holes, with four sets of tees, which tests all skill levels and provides an exceptional golfing experience. Founded in 1988, Cliffside was designed by golf course architect Jack Kidwell.
100 Cliffside Drive, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open 7 days a week; 7:00am - 9:00pm
The Lambert Lands Memorial is dedicated to thirty ex-slaves freed by slave holder Charles Lambert Jr. of Bedford County, Virginia, in his last will and testament. In 1843, the group migrated northward, crossed the Ohio River and settled on 365.5 acres in Morgan Township in Gallia County, Ohio. Gallia County had more than one major route for slaves to escape from the southern plantations in their quest for freedom. The Lambert Land is a communal property and served as the homestead for many families. Descendants of the Lambert Land settlers lived on the property until 1972.
Closes at dark.
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 feature epitaphs with warnings to the living to convey strong and enduring messages. These sedate symbols of expression took far less space than words.
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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 www.bossardlibrary.org.
7 Spruce Street, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Our family farm is a grass based sustainable producer of grade A Jersey milk that we craft into small batches of farmstead cheese. We specialize in naturally aged raw milk cheese in addition to making several pasteurized specialty cheeses.
930 Laurel Road, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Privately Owned - Call For Appointment
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 facilities that afford visitors many and varied leisure experiences year round.
State Route 775, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open Daily from Dawn to Dusk
The Elizabeth Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary is over 60 acres set aside for wetland bird and wildlife species while serving as a living, learning laboratory for students. The sanctuary is open year round for walk-in use during daylight hours. Located off State Street and Hedgewood Drive, on the Chickamauga Creek.
Open Thursday Dawn to Dusk
SR 588 Gallipolis, OH 45631
Located in the midst of one of the largest Welsh-American settlements in North America, the Madog Center for Welsh Studies has established a Resource Center which helps to support its mission. In this endeavor, the center is unique in the United States and Canada. The center fosters an understanding and appreciation for Welsh heritage and contemporary Welsh culture. The center includes a library of rare Welsh books, Bibles, hymnals, family genealogical information and travel information.
Corner of 325 & Lake Drive, Rio Grande
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
For more Info Visit: http://www.rio.edu/madog
Gallia County's newest addition to outdoor recreation. We invite you to float through Gallia County on the Raccoon Creek on one of our kayaks or canoes. Give us a call for hours and pricing options!
Creek View Drive, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
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 Colony offers extensive youth arts programming designed to spark the imaginations of pre-K youth through teenagers and beyond. Adult art classes, exhibits and annual events showcase the creative spirit of our Appalachian region. The FAC's Riverby Theatre Guild, compromised of community and children's theatre, a puppetry playhouse and educational outreach, offers the magic of live performances throughout the year, utilizing a number of area venues. Visit the FAC's website for the most up-to-date information on gallery exhibits, classes and performances.
530 First Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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 perfect place for family and friends to gather in a casual and charming atmosphere.
2376 State Route 850, Bidwell, OH 45614
Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
The Village of Adamsville was first settled in 1800, when Adam Rickabaugh, a Revolutionary War veteran, brought his family from Virginia to the valley that he had seen while in service. He applied to the federal government for this land with his bounty from war. His deed is signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison. The log village on the Bob Evans Farm includes four cabins and a schoolhouse that have all been reconstructed and renovated on the farm.
10854 State Route 588, Rio Grande, OH
The Gallia County Genealogical Society, OGS Chapter, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization. Our main goal is to help researchers and to preserve the records of Gallia County by copying or transcribing and compiling whatever is necessary.
459 2nd Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Open Wednesday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm & by appointment
Mound Hill Cemetery, also known as Fortification Hill, overlooks Gallipolis, West Virginia and the Ohio River. The cemetery dates back to 1880 and has at least two of the founding French 500 buried there. The plaque on the gates in the cemetery lists the names of thirty Revolutionary soldiers who were buried in Gallia County. The cemetery includes many gravestones of interest.
State Route 141, Gallipolis, OH 45631
Closes at dark
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