The Brownhelm Historical Association will present two open house events in September, according to a press release.
The events will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 9 and 10, at the Brownhelm Historical School and Museum, 1950 North Ridge Road in Vermilion and the Brownhelm Heritage Museum, 1355 Claus Road in Vermilion, according to the release.
“Our historic Brownhelm School and Museum as well as the Brownhelm Heritage Museum (German Reformed Church on Claus Road) will hold open days,” the statement said. “Our open days
are part of a statewide event called “Ohio Open Doors”. sponsored by the Ohio History Connection in Columbus.
The open house at Brownhelm School will include tours of this historic structure, including the basement and second floor, according to the release.
The open house at the Brownhelm Heritage Museum will showcase the history of the 1870 building and its incredible survival, the statement said.
Visitors will be encouraged to sit on the century-old pews, listen to piano music and ring the church bell, relax and enjoy a simple country church, the statement said.
There will be a small display of items such as paintings, woodcarvings, needlework, books and more from artists, artisans and authors with ties to the Brownhelm community.
These items will not be for sale but will showcase the talents of Brownhelm’s descendants and supporters/residents, according to the statement.
Visitors are encouraged to visit both sites, according to the release.
The Brownhelm Historical Association was established in March 1993 as an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of the people, places and events of the area.
Over the past 29 years, the Brownhelm Historical Association has successfully recovered the lost cemetery on Lake Road in Vermilion, restored the German Reformed Church on Claus Road, and preserved the historic Brownhelm School and Museum on North Ridge Road.
The group regularly organizes community events and historical programs.
The Brownhelm Historical Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, July and August.