Stories tagged with: Dr. Increase Mathews House

June 22, 2014 - 3:12pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

If you love gardens, the Beaux Arts Club made Sunday your lucky day.

The annual Art in the Garden Tour featured seven different gardens throughout the Zanesville area. For a small fee which went to the Zanesville Museum of Art, folks had the opportunity to visit all the gardens, including a nice display at the Dr. Increase Mathews House.

"Today, they're featuring the Memory Garden, or the Garden of Memories, that was created in memoriam for the pioneers and for settlers...

November 29, 2012 - 4:39pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

A piece of Muskingum County history is in need of funds.

A portion of the Stone Academy's roof dating back to 1835 is leaking and sagging. Repairing the roof will take $16,000. Thursday, the director of the Pioneer and Historical Society spoke with county commissioners about the project and asked them to contribute $2,000. The project is under the organizations priorities for preservation.

"At the Stone Academy for example not only is it a museum, but it is a repository for...

December 11, 2011 - 8:09pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The oldest building in Muskingum County is getting a facelift thanks to the generosity of the community.

The Dr. Increase Mathews House on Woodlawn Avenue is named after Zanesville's first doctor.  On Sunday, the museum held an open house to show the public how donations are funding the restoration project.  Pioneer and Historical Society Director Jim Geyer said his focus is on the longterm viability of the building.

"Our goal is to make the building air tight and...

May 13, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

If you are a Civil War history buff, you might want to take some time out of your Saturday to check out what's going on in the Putnam District.

The Muskingum County Civil War association is hosting Hazlett Day. The Hazlett brothers were two Muskingum County soldiers who fought in the Civil War and were laid to rest at Woodlawn cemetery. Over the years, their gravestones have weathered and been vandalized.

"We'll unveil the new stones that we've done and say a few words and...

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