Tour Grove City’s historic Grant-Sawyer Home during the annual Bell Ringing and Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 4126 Haughn Road. Guests can interact with Southwest Franklin County Historical Society volunteers and experience the impeccably restored home with historically accurate furnishings in one of the oldest homes in Jackson Township.
Docents thoroughly informed about the historic past of the property, will be on hand to guide your tour and answer questions as they share captivating Grant and Sawyer Family stories. Learn about the events leading to Hugh and Catherine Grant becoming some of the area’s first settlers and their family’s involvement in the development of Grove City.
At noon, the Grant-Sawyer Home joins Grove City area churches in a city-wide bell ringing. The inspiration for the bell ringing is the historical custom of city bells ringing simultaneously to mark key events, including celebratory moments such as military victories and the signing of The Declaration of Independence. The tradition is now an annual event celebrating our hometown’s earliest settlers and the restoration of one of Grove City’s oldest homes.
Parking is available on Gladman Avenue and in the Park Street Intermediate School lot.
Visitors are encouraged to begin their day of historic adventure by spending time in the Grove City Museum and Welcome Center, 3378 Park St., open 8 a.m. to noon.
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