Brownhelm Historical Association plans guided tour of historic homes Sept. 18 – Morning Journal


The Brownhelm Historical Association will hold its guided tour of historic homes on September 18, according to a press release

Tours begin at 1 p.m. and last about 90 minutes, according to the statement.

Last tour departs at 3:45 p.m.

Tours begin at historic Brownhelm School, 1950 North Ridge Road in Vermilion.

Tours begin at Brownhelm School where guests will receive a road map leading them to stops at the following historic sites: Orrin Sage Home, The First School/Alverson Home; Julius Perry House/Hill of Poverty; William S. Bacon House and Reinhard Barn; Leimbach House on Claus Road; and end at the Brownhelm Heritage Museum next door, according to the statement.

Tours will consist of three-car groups and will leave the historic Brownhelm School and Museum at 15-minute intervals, the statement said.

At each location, there will be a costumed tour guide to help direct the vehicles and a narrator at each house to share the property’s story, according to the statement.

The narration will last five to eight minutes at each stop, according to the statement.

Tickets can be purchased online at or you can call to reserve your spot and pay by check at 419-656-2958.

Tickets are $25 per car and feel free to get as many people as you can safely and legally into your vehicle, according to the statement.

There is no rain date for this event, the statement said.

In the event of rain, the event will be canceled and tickets will be refunded, the statement said.

The Brownhelm Historical Association was established in March 1993 as an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of people, places and events in the area, according to the release.

Over the past 28 years, the Brownhelm Historical Association has recovered and/or restored the Lost Cemetery on Lake Road in Vermilion, the German Reformed Church on Claus Road, and the historic Brownhelm School and Museum on North Ridge Road.

The group regularly hosts community events and historical programs, according to the statement.

The Brownhelm Historical Association meets on the first Wednesday of every month, except January, July and August, the liberation.


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