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Events for Guests


Listed below are special events planned for Hanby House


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


Hanby House Teas:

"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.

The entire tea takes about 2 hours. Costs can vary but range from $15 to $25 per person. Watch this website for the announcement of the 2018 tea scheule.


Picture an Old-Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, November 18, 2017, noon to 4:30PM

Create a unique holiday photo by posing in the decorated parlor of Hanby House. Wear your own finery or wear a Civil War era costume provided. Photos are saved to a souvenir flash drive and leave with you the same day. Print photos or make holiday cards. Groups of 1-8 people. Sitting fee of $30/group. $27/group for members of Ohio History Connection. Reservations are recommended and are now being accepted. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Call 800-600-6843 or email


Christmas Open Houses 2017

The smell of hot cider, the sound of Christmas music, the twinkle of light--all add up to holiday memories. Visit the decorated home of the composer who gave us "Up on the Housetop." Continuous music in the parlor. hot cider and cookies served.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:30PM-9:00PM

Live reindeer on display from 6:30 to 8:30

MEEK quartet performing from 7:00p-9:00PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00AM-4:00PM

Gary Puckett performing 10:30AM-12:00PM

Steve and Lisa Ball performing 12:30PM-2:00PM

Messiah Chimes performing 2:30PM-4:00PM



Hanby House is recognized by:

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Friends of Freedom

The United Methodist Church as a Heritage Landmark

National Park Service as a Network to Freedom Site

National Register of Historic Places