|Our goal is to educate you on places you know nothing about or maybe you just keep saying you will visit there one day! Well … this is the day … actually two days and they are packed with excitement as we explore small towns that make Ohio unique. |
HIGHLIGHT CITY: Greenville, OH • New Breman, OH • Fort Recovery, OH
FEATURES: The National Annie Oakley Center - Walk with Annie Oakley as you visit the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum. You may be surprised as you discover Annie's true personality. Unlike Hollywood's image of a wild west, rough and tumble tomboy, Annie was a petite woman who loved lace, silver, beautiful furnishings and elegant clothing. Blessed with physical athleticism she excelled in a man's world and never forgot her roots in Darke County, Ohio. • Annie Oakley's Grave - In 1926 Annie died of anemia, and Frank, distraught with grief, died a mere 18 days after. They had been married for 50 years, and were buried together in Brock Cemetery, roughly 20 miles from Annie’s birthplace. The couple left behind no children, and most of their estate was willed to charitable institutions. • The Garst Museum - Over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six building wings. The museum’s major exhibits include the Treaty of Green Ville and “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Tecumseh and Native Americans, Lowell Thomas, an extensive military collection, period American furnishings, county history, and agricultural artifacts. • Bicycle Museum of America - Opened in 1997 and features over 250 vintage bicycles, which includes a collection of over 150 Schwinn Bicycles from the former Chicago Museum. Learn more about the history of the bicycle and how it helped shape the American landscape through innovation and design. museum is dedicated to the history of cycling. • Fort Recovery State Museum - This fort is the site of two of the most dramatic Indian battles in American history. The first was the devastating defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in 1791 and the second, the successful defense of the fort by General “Mad” Anthony Wayne in 1794. An 1840 log cabin and blacksmith shop are nearby. Two reconstructed blockhouses, a connecting stockade and many exhibits depicting the Indian wars of the 1790's are housed in the museum. The museum gallery also displays one of the largest collections of Indian artifacts in the state of Ohio. • Historic Bear’s Mill - Bear’s Mill is one of the few operating water-powered mills in Ohio today. A rare historic landmark, The Mill is located on the eastern outskirts of Greenville, Ohio, along a peaceful stretch of creek side woodlands. Built in 1849 by Gabriel Baer, Bear’s Mill’s grand framework is constructed of exquisite hand hewn timber beams that are nearly 50 feet long - without a single splice. Standing four stories high, grain is carried from floor to floor throughout the inner workings of the Mill by the power of the water that runs through the mill race below.