Blog Entries - June 2019

Vacaleris Vacation

Artist John Vakaleris donates work to be sold

Internationally recognized artist, John Vakaleris, recently wrapped a month long show of his work, that was on display in the Mote Gallery, at Harmon Museum. To show his appreciation, the artist has donated his work, Vakaleris Vacation, to Harmon Museum,

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Summer Solstice image

International History: Summer Solstice

Posted on: June 21, 2019
Tags: history, druid, international history, solstice, summer, nature, Stonehenge

This morning (June 21st), the sun rose on summer and the longest day of the year. Solstice is Latin for "sun standing still," which references the sun's placement in the sky, in this case, at it's highest point of the year. This day has been

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Harmon Museum: Harmon Bear

Posted on: June 15, 2019
Tags: Harmon Museum, Teddy Bear, Harmon Bear, tour

We have a new mascot here at the Warren County Historical Society and his name is Harmon Bear! This adorable little guy is quite clever for having a head full of fluff! Keep up with Harmon's adventures around Harmon Museum and Glendower Mansion on

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Oral History: Zach Lykins (Afghanistan)

Posted on: June 15, 2019
Tags: Oral History, Afghanistan, military, war, battle, Marines

In continuing with the family tradition, Zach Lykins joined the Armed Forces. He chose the Marine Corps and was immediatly sent to Afghanistan right out of high school. Listen to his oral history in the interview below.

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Textile Ladies

Exhibit: Brides of Yesteryear

Posted on: June 13, 2019
Tags: lunch and learn, exhibit, bridal, wedding

Harmon Museum's newest exhibit, "Brides of Yesteryear", is now open.  Featured are more than 25 wedding gowns worn by Warren County brides between 1870 and 1970.  This retrospective of wedding fashions includes photos of the brides wearing the gowns on their wedding day, along with information about the fabric and embellishments used to construct the dresses.

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Golden Lamb

Local History: The Golden Lamb

Posted on: June 11, 2019
Tags: history, Ohio, Lebanon, local, Golden Lamb, Mainstreet

Jonas Seaman traveled from New Jersey to the Ohio Country and bought a $4 license to operate a “house of Public Entertainment” on Broadway in the newly-founded village of Lebanon in 1803. He probably never have imagined that more than

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Frank Lloyd Wright quote landscape

Artist Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted on: June 8, 2019
Tags: Bio, architect, Frank Lloyd Wright

Today (June 8th) in 1867, American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, Frank Lloyd Wright was born. Even while his mother carried him, she believed he would become an architect. Little did she know, he would go on to

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kneeling for fallen soldiers

International History: D-Day

Posted on: June 6, 2019
Tags: WWII, war, soldier, World War 2, battle

"On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France... More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice

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Beth Gully

Artist Spotlight: Beth Gully

Posted on: June 4, 2019

Beth Gully began creating upside-down images when she accidentally dropped a doodle on the floor. When she picked it up, she saw, amazingly, another image. Upon additional sketching she created her first ambigram. (An image that can be inverted to become

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