Historic Pa. houses open for tours

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ZELIENOPLE, Ohio – The 1808 Passavant House and 1805 Buhl House are open for regularly scheduled tours Wednesday and Saturday.

Tours begin at Passavant House, 243 S. Main St., Zelienople, at 1, 2, and 3 p.m., and include Buhl House.

Historic buildings. These historic house museums are the oldest still-standing buildings in Zelienople, and were the homes of the most prominent of the several families which came from Europe and established the community.

Zelienople Historical Society owns and operates the two museums and maintains them through membership fees, gifts, and fundraising events.

Zelienople Historical Society will sponsor the traditional annual events during the community’s Horse Trading Days in July, with Luncheon on the Lawn at Passavant House July 17-18 and the Trash ‘N’ Treasure Sale at Buhl House at the same time.

In addition, the annual Local Artists’ Show and Sale will open July 17, will be open July 18-19, and will remain in place through August.

Dedications. Plans are being made to have two dedication events July 21. The restored summer kitchen at Passavant House will be officially opened, and the new marker to be placed in the community’s cemetery in commemoration of early Goehring family members will be dedicated.

A handmade quilt will be given away Dec. 7 at the annual Christmas Home Tour. Chances for the quilt will be available from Zelienople Historical Society members in June, and will be on sale at Passavant House and at The Museum Shop at Buhl House.

Membership. Membership in Zelienople Historical Society is open to all area residents interested in local history. Corporate, life, individual, couple, student and family memberships are offered.

Genealogical research is available at the Lester Mohr Library at Passavant House, Monday through Friday; appointments for research are appreciated.

Tours. Group tours of the two historic house museums are available, with a discount available to groups of 10 or more persons. Advance notice of group tours is required.

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