2018 Program Schedule
and Displays


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The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum – 532 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, OH 43713 

2018 Programs and Events

January through April – The Museum is open by appointment only.

  • Call (740) 425-1457, 425-2228, 695-0766, or 449-2280 to schedule an appointment or call the museum at (740) 425-2926 and leave a message.
  • The BCVM Museum is owned and operated by the Belmont County Historical Society.

May - Student Month

  • The museum opens May 2 for guided tours.
  • School groups are invited to tour the museum at a reduced fee of $1. Let us turn back to 1893 for your students as we see what life was like 125 years ago!
  • On display: Lucite Purses

June - Ladies "Victorian Wedding" Tea - June 23, 2 PM

  • Wedding gowns from the museum collection will be featured.  Gowns from 1856 to the   present will be on display throughout the museum.
  •  “Victorian Wedding ” Tea-Saturday, June 23, 2 PM-
    • A Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 2 PM.  Join us in sampling Victorian delicacies at High Tea.  A style show of wedding gowns will be presented.  The public is invited to attend.  *Reservations and pre-payment for the Tea are required and due by June 20.  Please call 740 695-0766 or 740 425-2228 for reservations.  The fee is $20 which includes a tour of the museum.
  • 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum will be celebrated with an Open House on June 30 from 1to 4PM at the museum.  Light refreshments will be served.

July - Field trip to Track Rocks - July 26

  • John Boilegh, an anthropologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-
    will lead a field trip to Track Rocks located outside of Barnesville, OH to view the ancient Indian petroglyphs (pictures.)  The trip will be on Thursday, July 26, at 9:30 AM.  Those interested will meet at the museum at 9 AM to car pool.  After visiting the site the group will return to the museum for refreshments and a discussion of the Indian petroglyphs.   The event is free and open to the public.  John is a popular and entertaining speaker as he has taken groups on multiple field trips for the BCHS.

August - Classic Car Show - Library Annex August 24

  • The Vintage Cars of America car club will stop in Barnesville on Friday, August 24 at the Barnesville Library Annex on N. Chestnut Street.   Hours will be announced at a later date.

*PLEASE NOTE:  For events that require pre-payment, please mail check or money order to:  Treasurer, Belmont County Historical Society, PO Box 432, Barnesville, OH  43713.  Please make checks payable to BCHS.

September - Quilt Show by The National Road Quilt Guild.

  • Quilt display both old and new –  A collection of quilts will be shown and presented by The National Road Quilt Guild.  Anita Rogers, coordinator.
  • Museum hours for The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival September 26 - 30. - There will be extended tour hours for this event. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, hours will be noon to 4 PM, Saturday hours will be 10 AM to 7 PM. Museum tour fees apply.

October - Victorian Psychic Readings, October 13

  • Victorian Psychic Readings at the Mansion Museum - Saturday, October 13 - Back by popular demand our Professional Psychic Readings and Cemetery Walk will be on October 13 from 2 PM - 9 PM. Cemetery walks at 3, 5 & 8 PM, bring a coat and flashlight. Participants must be 21 years of age. Light refreshments will be provided. *Reservations and prepayment are required and due by Oct. 9. Please call Becky at 740 425-2228 to schedule your appointment time.

October - Trick or Treat at the Museum , October 27, for ages 4 to 10,

  •  Trick or Treat at the Victorian Mansion Museum, October 27, 4 to 6 PM.- The event is open to ages 4 thru 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free but donations are appreciated.
  • The museum is open for tours by appointment only during October.

November –  The Magic Of Christmas Tours

  • The Magic of Christmas Tours - The museum will open Saturday and Sunday, November 24 & 25 from 1-4 PM each day for our ever popular Christmas Tours

December - Christmas Tea, and Christmas Tours Continue 

  • The museum will be open for tours each weekend through December 23 beginning on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-8 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 PM
  • After December 23, tours will be available by appointment only through January 6, 2019. Please call (740) 425-1457, 425-2228 or 695-0766 to schedule an appointment.
  • Victorian Christmas Tea - Friday, December 7, 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 AM. - Begin your Christmas Holidays with an enjoyable Victorian Christmas Tea. There will be three seating's for the tea to accommodate the many who wish to attend. You may choose to attend the 11:30 AM or the 2:30 PM seating on Friday or Saturday at 11:30 AM. The public is invited. *Reservations and pre-payment are required by Dec. 3. Please call (740) 695-0766 or 425-2228. Music will be provided. The fee is $20 with a museum tour included.

*PLEASE NOTE: For events that require pre-payment, please mail check or money order to: Treasurer, Belmont County Historical Society, PO Box 432, Barnesville, OH 43713. Please make checks payable to BCHS.