August 13: Seed Saving and Collecting for the Home Gardener

Did you know that you can save vegetable seeds from your garden produce to plant next year. Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed, harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter. Join Braden Conaway, Gardener at Adena Mansion and Gardens, August 13, 2017 at 2:00pm, in the classroom at the Visitor Center. He will talk about saving and collecting seeds from both your vegetable and flower gardens. There is no cost to attend the lecture.

Admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children (6 and up), free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

September 8, 9, 10 and 16:  Mystery Dinner

September 8, 9, 10 and 16. Adena Mansion and Gardens will once again become the place to be to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a mystery. This year's mystery, will be an all new original production. Several experienced actors will be returning with a few new faces around to keep you guessing.

Grounds open at 5:30 PM and the mystery will begin at 6:00 PM.  After you gather your clues, dinner will follow at approximately 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at $50 per person for AMGS members and $55 for non-members. Admission includes both the mystery and the dinner. Prizes will be awarded each evening at the conclusion of the program.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased in person at 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, or by telephone at (740) 772-1500. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Payment secures your reservation and may be made by cash, check or credit card.

October 14: Sheri Dean and R. U. Bound in Concert

– Adena Mansion and Gardens is the place to be October 14, 2017.  Come join us for a concert of Bluegrass to Blues, Old-Time to Swing – Sheri Dean and R. U. Bound will be sure to entertain you.

Sheri Dean has performed at Adena for the past several years.  Sheri is a local artist with her own style.

Experience a rich variety of musical styles in the songs R.U. Bound, a local trio known for both its original compositions and commitment to traditional American roots music. This trio creates a sound that is old and new, traditional and innovative.

Gary Puckett’s melodic banjo style and Travis-like guitar compositions are the heart of this trio’s repertoire. Gary’s visually-inspiring music sparks creative contributions from his fellow band mates.

At the bottom of the instrumental sound is Jim Saltz on bass. Jim, a vocalist in the group, brings fresh interpretations to bluegrass standards, swing numbers and tunes from earlier eras.

Rounding out the trio is guitarist Adam Schlenker. Adam has been featured in Flat Picking Guitar Magazine and is one of the most exciting and distinctive, up-and-coming flat-picking guitarists in the acoustic music world. He is the creator of 5th Fret Productions, an online instructional resource used by flat pickers around the globe.

Gates open at 5:30pm and concert begins at 6:00pm in the Adena Mansion and Gardens Barn.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Beer and soft drinks available at an additional cost.

October 22:  Hallowe’en Storytelling

If scary stories and tall tales put you in the Halloween mood, make plans to attend this family friendly event at Adena Mansion & Gardens on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 PM! Halloween Storytime will be hosted by local artist, Skip Hathaway. Join her in the Tenant House in front of a crackling fire while she weaves tales of mystery, suspense and terror that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!

Space is limited! This event is offered at NO COST and is open to children of all ages. Advance registration is required by October 21 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

To register for Halloween Storytime phone (740) 772-1500 or email info@adenamansion.com.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Gardens Society manages the site on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.

Admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children (6 and up), free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

November 4 and 11:  Scrapbooking Crops

The perfect way to set aside time to assemble your scrapbooking memories amid convivial company and without interruption, Adena Mansion and Gardens offers two twelve-hour Saturday sessions, November 4 and November 11 at the Adena Mansion Visitor’s Center.  Each session lasts from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

We provide lunch dinner and snacks, enabling you to concentrate on your scrapbooking skills!  Not only will you be set up with a personal six-foot table, but you will electrical and Wi-Fi access.

Participating vendors will be on hand with interesting booths, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes.  The cost for each attendee is $ 55.00 per session.  Reservations and advance payment are required, and can be made by phoning (740) 772-1500 or (800) 319-7248.  Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.  Information is available by phoning, emailing at info@adenamansion.con.

December 2-3 and December 9-10 Holidays at Adena

Step back 200 years into the home of the Worthington family for a special holiday tour.  Celebrate the holidays at “Holidays at Adena” on December 2-3 and December 10-11 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Adena Mansion and Gardens will be decorated in 19th century yuletide splendor and will sure put you in the holiday spirit!  While Adena is closed for the winter season, we reopen for the holidays for two weekends only.  Guided tours of the beautifully decorated mansion will be offered every half hour beginning at 10:30 AM with the last tour at 3:00 PM.  Our Saturday, December 9th tour features “Christmas with the Worthington Family,” interpreted by youth volunteers.

The Tenant House will be decorated to reflect the German traditions brought to Adena by many of the indentured servants who worked here.  Visitors will find a Christmas tree, handmade decorations and offerings of German cookies and mulled cider which will reflect the heritage of the immigrants.  There will be craft activities for children.

At the Visitor’s Center, live entertainment and refreshments will be offered.  Reproduction children’s toys, books, holiday decorations, books and other unique items will be available for sale at the Adena gift shop.  Elsewhere on the grounds, horse and carriage rides will be offered at an additional charge.

General admission to Holidays at Adena will be $9 for members of the Adena Mansion and Gardens Society and $ 10 for non-members.  During Children’s Weekend, December, 9-10, one child for each adult paying admission will be admitted free of charge.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Garden Society manages the site on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe, Ohio.

For more information, please phone 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.

December 3 (Sunday) Holiday Wreath Workshop

Join Adena Mansion & Gardens for our annual Holiday Wreath Workshop. Participants will decorate a traditional wreath with a live evergreen base. Decorations such as dried flowers and fruits and other natural materials gathered from the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens will be provided along with instructions. Participants are also welcome to bring their own items to use as decorations.

The Wreath Workshop will take place on Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and the cost is $35. Space is limited, reservations and advance payment required and can be made by phoning (740) 772-1500 or (800) 319-7248. Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Garden Society manages the site on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe, Ohio.

For more information, please phone 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.