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Your donations are greatly appreciated and help further the Warren County Historical Society's mission to conserve, preserve and present the heritage of Warren County, Ohio. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

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Your donation is made through a direct, secure, online contribution. You may pay using your credit or debit card or a PayPal account (a PayPal account is NOT required). We will send you a receipt to use for your tax purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 513-932-1817. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Read about different areas you can support below.

New Entrance

Harmon Museum

New West Entrance

When Lebanon Public library offered us shared access to their new parking lot outside our back doors, we immediately made plans to build a new handicapped accessible entrance to both Harmon Museum and the Old Post Office. For the first time in many years, we had to secure a mortgage to complete this project.

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Harmon Museum through the years.

Front Steps

Fortunately, Harmon Museum has a brand new universally accessible entrance located on the west or back side of the building. Our visitors can park in the new parking lot behind the building and come into the museum through our brand new west doors. The new entrance on the west side (back) of Harmon Museum opened August 25, 2018 and not a minute too soon.  The Broadway entrance for Harmon Museum is 18 steep steps faced with brick.  The original Harmon Museum steps were concrete back in 1913.  In the late 1960s when the City started putting in brick sidewalks, the Warren County Historical Society decided it would be nice to make Harmon Museum’s steps brick to match.  Unfortunately, the design has never held up very well and every couple of years we have to patch the steps.  We’ve had the south side steps closed down for a year because the mortar has given way and the bricks are not safe.  Now the north side is falling apart.  Clearly another patch job is not the answer.

We have talked to several concrete and paving specialists and now have a viable plan to restore the steps.  This is not a small project – 18 steps plus reinstalling the Harmon Hall railings – and the price tag is $10,000.

Read more about our front steps, on our blog.

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Lighting (Art Galleries & Village Green)

We've made a lot of changes in the last two years, installing our art galleries and updating the Village Green. Now we just need the light to show it off! The light we DO have is old and needs to be updated (some of the lighting requires bulbs they don't even make anymore).

 

Other Harmon Museum Projects

In addition, Harmon Museum requires a new Air Conditioning Unit for the Summer heat.

PJ Moss Painting
artist: PJ Moss

Glendower Historic Mansion

Friends of Glendower

The Friends of Glendower membership campaign has officially begun for 2019. The organization’s goal is to raise $20,000 cash to match the $20,000 worth of volunteer hours logged by the Friends of Glendower volunteers in 2018. 

Friends of Glendower is an organization of men and women who support Glendower Mansion & Gardens and its education mission with either monetary donations or volunteer hours.  Money and time are needed in abundance to keep both the house and the gardens available for tours and educational programs.  In 2018 the Friends of Glendower volunteers worked a total of 2560 hours valued at $8 per hour or $20,480 worth of volunteer service.

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We thank you for your contribution to preserving our piece of history.

Glendower

Other Glendower Projects

Glendower Historic Mansion is 174 years old (built in 1845) and requires constant maintinance. Here are some of the things that Glendower needs to keep it running for our guests.

  • Furnace Replacement
  • Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Electrical Upgrade
  • Additional Drainage (all this rain doesn't help!)
Old Post Office

Old Post Office

The Old Post Office, is located next door to Harmon Museum, and was Lebanon's Post Office until it moved to its new location on New St. This beautiful building is home to our Quarterly Flea Market, Lunch and Learn Lectures, Black Bag Bingo and other events. It also acts as a Conference & Banquet Center rentable for events, parties and weddings. We keep the price low to provide a nice space for those on a budget and have had nothing but positive feedback from those that have held their special events here. We're lucky to have our new, handicapped accessible entrance because the front steps are beginning to crumble and the front door need to be fixed.

 

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Free Ways to Help

In addition to a direct donation, please consider these NO-COST (FREE!) options for donating to WCHS. These are easy, no-cost-to-you ways to support the Warren County Historical Society. Click on the links for details.

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