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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, 2019. 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:



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

Saturday Nov. 23, 2019: Picture an Old-Fashioned Christmas 12:00PM-4:30PM

December 3 and December 7, 2019 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 for seniors and OHC adult members, $1 ages 5 to 17

Tuesday, December 3, Hanby House will be open from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. 

Saturday, December 7, Hanby House will be open from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. 


Hanby Homecoming 2019
July 24-28

Descendants of Bishop William Hanby and his siblings, Ann Miller Hanby and her siblings, and Simon Hyde descendants are invited for a special weekend of history and fun, with the opportunity to meet extended family.  This tour is sponsored by Hanby House Historic Site.  Reservations are now being taken and are due by March 31.  For your registration form, contact Site Manager Pam Allen at 800-600-6843 or hanbyhouse@yahoo.com

July 24--Welcome Reception

July 25--Motor coach tour of National Road Museum, Somerset, and Rushville

July 26--Tour of Otterbein University (founded by William Hanby), Hanby House Historic Site, and program of Civil War music.  Evening free to enjoy Westerville street festival.

July 27--Introduction to Temperance history of Westerville and Hanby involvement; tour of available genealogical resources.  Tour of Uptown Westerville.  Visit to church where Hanby House stood with brief program of history of United Brethren Church.  Visit to Hanby-related graves in Otterbein Cemetery.  Reception hosted by Otterbein Alumni Association.  Farewell dinner.

July 28--Departures.  Optional attendance at Church of the Master UMC (the congregation descended from Hanbys’ church) or Tapestry of a Town tour to support Habitat for Humanity.