Glendower Mansion Tour Guide Training Announced
Glendower Mansion and Gardens, in Lebanon, OH opens for its 74th summer season as an historic house museum and garden on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Doors open from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June through September.
Tour guides are needed for all three days with guides also needed for special group tour throughout the week.
Students, both high school and college are welcome, as well as adults of all ages. Sign up to be a tour guide at Glendower for the 2019 summer season and schedule to take the training classes in May.
Training will be held Tuesday, May 14, Saturday, May 25 and Thursday, May 24 from noon to 1:00pm. You must sign up to be a tour guide and receive the tour guide training manual before taking a class.
Call 513-932-1817 or stop by Harmon Museum at 105 S. Broadway (park and enter through the rear) any time Tuesday through Friday 9 to 4 or Saturday 10 to 5 to sign up.
Glendower was built by John Milton Williams, a prominent Ohio statesman about 1845. Since that time the house has paid host to thousands of visitors from around the world both as a private residence and, beginning in 1945, as a house museum. Well known by students of architecture as one of the finest examples of residential Greek revival architecture in the U.S., Glendower presents beautifully appointed rooms of furniture and decorative arts donated by decedents of Warren County’s pioneers.
“The house only had three private owners between 1845 and 1945, but each family has a story steeped in Ohio history”, said Elizabeth Grauwelman, Glendower’s chief docent and manager. “Telling these family’s stories not only entertains visitors but also educates them a little bit about Ohio history”.
Glendower is located at 105 Cincinnati Avenue in the Floraville district just south of downtown Lebanon. Guest may park for free in Glendower’s parking lot and tour the gardens.
Admission charged for house tours. For more information call 513-932-1817 or visit us online at www.glendower.org.