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Events Updated 12/7/18

Events for Guests


Space is available for small group events in Shoemaker House, our welcome center. E-mail for information at hanbyhouse@yahoo.com


Listed below are special events planned for Hanby House


Hanby House Teas:

tea table Lincoln in garden Lincoln at tea


"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervouse sensibilities...will always be the favoured beverage of the intellectual." Thomas de Quincey, English author (1795-1859)


Hanby House offers teas to the intellectual..and the coarse!

Teas begin with a presentation on the history of tea and instruction in proper tea etiquette for the Victorian lady and gentleman. Guests are then invited to serve themselves from our tea buffet of savory, sweet, dessert and chocolate foods. Costumed hostesses will serve tea at each table. Following the buffet is a brief program of historical interest. Hanby House is then open for a tour.

All teas are scheduled on Saturdays from 10AM to 12PM. Cost is $20 ($18 for Ohio History Connection Members) per person. No refunds after the Saturday before the scheduled tea. Teas are not recommended for Children. Reservations will be taken starting Feb. 1, 2018. To make reservations for any of the teas call 614 891-6289.

2019 Public Teas

Sat. Apr. 13: Taking Tea with George Custer, 10AM-12PM

Sat. June 8: Taking Tea with the Civil War Herb Lady, 10AM-12PM

Sat. Aug 10: Taking Tea with Mrs. Lincoln, 10AM-12PM

Sat. Oct. 12: Taking Tea with General Sherman, 10AM-12PM


Other Popular Events:


December 4, 2018 and December 8 2018 Christmas Open Houses

The video "From Servitude to Service" will be shown on the hour and half hour. Cookies and hot cider will be served. Admission to the event is $3 per adult, $2.50 seniors and OHC adult members, $1 ages 5 to 17

Tuesday, December 4, Hanby House will be open from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.  Live reindeer will be in the backyard from 6:30 to 8:30.  MEEK quartet will entertain in the parlor from 7:00 to 9:00.

Saturday, December 8, Hanby House will be open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  Entertaining in the parlor are:  Gary Puckett (10:30-12:00), Steve and Lisa Ball (12:30-2:00), and Messiah Ringers (2:30-4:00).

May 4-September 29, 2019: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4PM

Saturday Nov. 19, 2019: Picture an Old-Fashioned Christmas 12:00PM-4:00PM