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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Gallia County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, conservation and preservation of artifacts relevant to Gallia County’s rich history.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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!
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
What began as a gesture of love with the planting of a few grapevines has led to a family vineyard built upon four generations of land stewardship. Come out, sip, relax and make some wonderful memories.