105 East Wheeling Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Sherman House Museum
137 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-687-5891 or 740-654-9923
EXHIBIT TELLS BIS STORY
The Georgian Museum, Oct. 26 through Dec. 21
Open 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
Exhibit included when you buy a ticket to tour the museum
ECHOES FROM THE HILLS
“Echoes from the Hill” brings together a unique collection of artifacts saved during the 123-year history of the institution best known as the Boys’ Industrial School.
Among the items on display are photos, crafts and tools made by students, signs and even paperwork on BIS’s most famous resident, the boy who grew up to become Bob Hope.
The exhibit is a joint production of the volunteers who care for the BIS Museum, led by Mike Tharp and Cindy Hillis, and the Fairfield Heritage Association, which owns and operates the Georgian Museum. It serves not only to tell the story of the institution but also to raise interest in creating a permanent home for the BIS Museum.
The collection had been housed in the former BIS administration building but was moved when the building was condemned.
Founded as the Ohio Reform School Farm in 1856, the institution was renamed the Boys’ Industrial School in 1885. The name changed again in 1964 to the Fairfield School for Boys. It was closed in 1979, and many of the buildings have been torn down.
Copies of the book "Echoes from the Hill"
may be purchased in the Georgian Museum shop
for $38.50 plus tax.
A CIVIL WAR BALL
7-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 07, 2015
To celebrate W.T. Sherman's 195th birthday.
Knights of Columbus hall, 343 E Walnut Street, Lancaster
Enjoy an evening of dances led by a professional called, lessons included. Civil War-dress is welcomed but not necessary. Snacks & birthday cake. Cash bar. $12 per person.