A guided walking tour focusing on the historic area of Waterville prior to the opening of the Miami and Erie Canal will be offered Saturday, July 29. Sponsored by the
A guided walking tour focusing on the historic area of Waterville prior to the opening of the Miami and Erie Canal will be offered Saturday, July 29. Sponsored by the Waterville Historical Society, the walk will begin at the Robbins House Museum, 114 South River Road at 9 a.m. and include sites and stories along River Road, Second Street, Farnsworth Road and South Street. There is no charge for the tour but a $1 donation is requested for the illustrated brochure.
The walk should be completed in time for a visit to the 1838 Robbins House and the circa 1834 Sargent House Museum next door. Both will be open for tours from 9 a.m. until noon with docents providing information. A temporary display of memorabilia from the old Waterville School is in the Robbins House. The rare 1849 sampler made by 10-year-old Rowena Sargent is on display in the Sargent House along with pioneer sewing artifacts.
The Archival Center, located upstairs at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Road, will be open the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It contains a great deal of information about the Waterville area and its families. It is also open the same hours every Wednesday.
(Saturday) 9:00 am
Waterville, ohio 43566
Waterville Historical Society