News From Hanby House
Hanby House Painted
After many years of being white with green trim, Hanby House has a new paint and trim scheme. Late this past summer, an expert in micro paint chip study took many paint samples from around the house. He found that the earliest paint color was this soft orange. Micro paint studies were done in Williamsburg. Click here to see an article from the Summer 2016 edition of "Trend & Tradition" the magazine of Colonial Williamsburg (page 102).
Tea Time at Hanby House May 2016
Hanby House welcomed a Questers group for a private tea and tour. Shoemaker House, the welcome center, looked charming with all the pretty things that are available for our teas. Private teas and tours are available to groups of 8 to 20 by calling 614-891-6289.
Hanby Desendents Visit Hanby House
We had a short-notice visit from two descendants of John Hanby, Bishop's brother. John had a son named Benjamin Harper Hanby, a first cousin of Benjamin Russel Hanby. Benjamin Harper Hanby immigrated to Oregon where descendants still live. On Sunday, October 4, Laura Lee Jones and her son Jeff Jones visited the house. Laura Lee is first cousin 3 times removed from Benjamin Russel Hanby. Her son is first cousin 4 times removed from Benjamin Russel Hanby. They were delightful people and were very enthusiastic about all they learned of their family history.
Westerville Garden Club celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Hanby Kitchen Garden Sunday Aug. 16, 2015
Three Hanby Generations Visit the Old Homestead
Hanby House recently welcomed three generations of descendants of Samuel Miller Hanby. From the left are Carol Strain, her granddaughters Georgia and Sarah Cooper, and Carol's daughter Becky Strain Cooper. The four ladies visited from Georgia. The descendancy is Bishop William Hanby---Samuel Miller Hanby--Jessie Lee Hanby--Wylie Hanby Roberts--Carol Lee Roberts--Rebecca Strain--Georgia and Sarah Cooper. It was an honor to welcome some Hanby family members to their ancestors' home.
2015 School Tours
Thanks to Melanie and Ron our school tour schedulers and to all of our guides who volunteer their time so that school children from central Ohio can enjoy Ohio history and learning about the Hanbys. Below are some pictures of our visitors.
Hanby House Video, "From Servitude to Service" Wins Second Award
Hanby video, From Servitude to Service wins it's second award! Pam Allen, Producer, and Bruce Houtz, Editor, received the History Outreach Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance on October 5, 2013. Congratulations Pam and Bruce for a job well done.
"From Servitude to Service"
The Movie trailer for "From Servitude to Service: The Story of the Hanby Family," our new documentary video is now avaliable. Check out http://youtu.be/m6Vm-y92TxU Copies of the video are available for sale at Hanby House and on line at www.hanbyhouse.org/hhshop/.
Jim Freshour as Bishop Hanby
| Church of the Messiah July 14, 2014
History Buffs can you help?
History Detectives! Does anyone recognze this house in Westerville, Ohio? It could be Ben and Kate's first (and only) house in Westerville. Is the house still standing? If you recognize it, send a note and the address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanby House is recognized by:
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