Thirty-five years ago, thanks to the generosity of Robbins Hunter, Jr., the doors of this magnificent house opened to the public. In this year of political intrigue, the 2016 season opens with an exhibition commemorating Victoria Woodhull, Licking County's own and the first woman to run for president of the USA.

      The re-imagining of the grounds begins with construction of the Dale and Tina Knobel garden folly as well as plantings and fencing for the Jill Griesse Historic Garden. The summer will be for details on the dedication of the Knobel Garden Folly and the progress of the garden, especially as thousands of daffodils burst into bloom.

      Families are invited to an activity filled Night at the Museum as a part of Turn Off Your Screen Week, and, once again, Granville's third grade classes will be actively engaged in activities designed to bring the past to life such as experiencing how pictures moved before electricity and cursive writing with pen and ink.

      The summer will be celebratory....the dedication of the Folly and the garden. Watch for more details. You won't want to miss the fun in store!

      Fall brings the (always popular) antique show on Sept. 24 followed by a Scarecrow Invasion! And for the second year, the children at Granville's Welsh Hills School design and research their characters to display on the lawn.

      The year culminates with our highly anticipated Glorious Christmas. Behind the seasonal lighted façade, magnificent trees and displays including a Christmas pop-up book display and gingerbread houses are featured. Santa Claus will be on site and a magnificent display of decorations in the museum highlight the season. The museum will remain open through the Christmas season, Wed-Sat, 1- 4 p.m., closing for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.

      Plan now for multiple visits to Granville's architectural jewel, the Robbins Hunter Museum.