Warren County Historical Society

Warren County Historical Society, Lebanon: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Warren County Historical Society Reviews: 4.5/5

Warren County Historical Society

Warren County Historical Society
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Commonly referred to as the "Lebanon Museum" or "Warren County History Center", Harmon Museum is housed in historic Harmon Hall. This three story, 28,000-square-foot, building is home to Warren County related artifacts dating from prehistoric eras to the mid-20th century as well as temporary special exhibits. We have four new art galleries; a contemporary, folk, classic and exhibition gallery where we showcase the work of noted 20th and 21st Century Ohio artists. Our Shaker Gallery offers the second largest collection of Shaker artifacts in the country and our nationally recognized research library houses journals, trustee documents, written music, and agricultural notes as well as historical and genealogical records pertaining to Warren County Ohio. There is also ample free parking outside the museum's new handicap accessible main entrance, located at the rear of the building (accessible from South Street). The museum also has an elevator that runs to all floors.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Pat B
Lebanon, OH25 contributions
History
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is such a great piece of Warren County history. I remember when it was a YMCA. We had bowling and dances in the down stairs. Great preservation thank you.
Written December 10, 2019
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Barbara M
Grove City, OH84 contributions
Smallish Town with Great Museum
Oct 2019
What a gem this Historical Society’s museum is! Diverse subjects but very well done. If you enjoy the Shakers history, you are in for a special treat!
Written October 9, 2019
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M8345GAsandram
Cincy73 contributions
Great place
Jul 2018 • Family
We gave a membership purchased this year and looking forward to seeing Glendower as well. Our membership includes our grandchildren as well. They are teens and they found it to be interesting. The people working there are helpful and informative. Hopefully you will take a chance and go see a museum in your own back yard you may not have realized was there...we didn't and we've live 20 min away for 40 yrs.
Written July 18, 2018
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FireCapt41
Southwest Ohio3 contributions
A Treasured Gem in Lebanon
Jan 2018
This is a "must see" location for anyone who lives in, or visits Lebanon. Warren County's History comes alive as you walk through the museum. The Shaker Collection tells the story of a long lost society of people who lived in Warren County. A growing art collection is well worth the a visit and I look forward to watching it expand.
Written May 22, 2018
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Bob G
Cleveland, TN7 contributions
Worth the Experience
Jul 2017 • Solo
This is a local museum that ranks as one of the best. It is downtown Lebanon with three exciting floors of exhibits. These include local Indians, early artisans, the Underground Railroad. Then a floor of 19th Centuty stores full of artifacts, a tribute to local citizens that participated in several wars. An exhibit of female clothing is set in bedrooms of the 1800's.
Finally, the most important exhibit is the floor dedicated to the Shakers that lived at Union Village. A recent enhancement was to tell the story of the only pottery manufactured by the Socirty of believers. It was uncovered when the road was widened near Union Village. There are also superb pieces of furniture and clothing.
This museum has so much to take in and will appeal to all ages and all academic levels.
To cap the stack, when finished, a wonderful gift shop awaits visitors including a well-stocked book shop.
I hope you all will visit this almost living collection of the past.
A small admission fee is charged.
But it is well worth it!!!!
Written August 8, 2017
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Stanley W
Dayton, OH156 contributions
Early 19th Century Major Focus
Apr 2017
Have been several times and always enjoy seeing the recreation of local shops of the early 1800's--dentist, clothing, telegraph, doctor, etc. on the first floor . On second floor are bedrooms of the period and clothing, dishes, etc. There is also quite a lot of Indian artifcacts--clothing, arrowheads, etc. Early maps, photos of shops, etc. of Warren County. There are two shops selling books, , dolls, china etc.
Written April 20, 2017
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SavantIII_11
Centerville, OH111,200 contributions
Smithsonian Class
Apr 2017 • Solo
´Tis a grand day.

The Warren County Historical Center Museum is Smithsonian Class, and merits several visits a year.

There is abundant parking. The volunteers are first rate, and the creative displays cover a variety of local, state, and national history.

The Warren County Historical Center Museum is truly significant of local pride.
Written April 5, 2017
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Susie M
Sabina, OH4 contributions
Nice Informative Museum
Dec 2016 • Friends
This museum is rich in local history, highly recommended for children and adults as well. Beautiful old building in an historical old town with antique shops and of course The Golden Lamb Inn, of which we have stayed many a time. Delicious food!!
Written March 22, 2017
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bkfowler1
Circleville, OH2 contributions
EDUCATIONAL
Jan 2017 • Friends
I loved seeing the historical society. I think anytime we can wander back in time and see how people lived gives us great perspective about the hardships and joys that those before us have gone through and brought us to where we are today
Written February 7, 2017
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c0rell
Maineville, OH4 contributions
geneolgi
Apr 2016 • Couples
was able to find out about my relatives founding warren county. the attends were very helpful. the displays were excellent
Written January 11, 2017
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