Museum Celebrates Holiday Open House

by Kelly Choate on December 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

The National Road Zane Grey Museum in Norwich celebrates the season with its annual gift to the community.

On Sunday, the museum hosted its holiday open house.  Museum Director Debbie Allender said guests enjoyed free guided tours of the facility.

"We have JG Company singing, storytelling by Ohio Historical Society’s Mike Fallon, and then throughout the afternoon we have spinning demonstrations and refreshments including roasted chestnuts," said Allender.

The museum is separated into three parts – the historic National Road, locally produced pottery and a tribute to western author Zane Grey.  Allender said the open house is a way to show off the exhibits that are beautifully decorated for Christmas.

"We want to invite the community to come out at a time when they don’t have to pay, and it’s just a nice holiday atmosphere here with the entertainment," said Allender.

The museum is owned by the Ohio Historical Society, a non-profit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history.