An Investment in the Village of Granville
Because of our generous friends and donors like you, the Robbins Hunter Museum has been able to build a welcoming, entertaining, and educational experience for visitors and residents to the Village of Granville.
· “Phoenix Rising,” a series of three exciting round tables presented in partnership with Denison University, was the highlight of the 2018 season. Beginning in February, experts from around the nation gathered for civil discourse regarding issues that Victoria Woodhull dared to voice in the 19th century and that continue to be relevant today.
· Looking ahead, discussions will build on the events of 2018 and broaden into national level speakers, reaching a crescendo in 2020. Your support will ensure lively discussion with well-known experts, beginning with Mary Frances Berry on January 28, 2019.
· Victoria Woodhull, Continue the Legacy: Join the Conversation, promotes the Phoenix Rising roundtables as well as women’s disenfranchisement and features a replica dress and famous quotations by and about Woodhull.
· Our current exhibit, “Ordinary & Extraordinary,” would have raised eyebrows in earlier times as it features “unmentionables,” underwear worn by 19th century Granville ladies. The exhibit ties in beautifully with the new Woodhull exhibit by illustrating some of the disadvantages women faced in their expected daily wardrobe. Curated by Elizabeth Miller, Parsons School of Design, the well-researched exhibit includes letters and other primary documents. It will remain through December, 2019.
· A new website www.woodhullandclaflin.org features primary resources for students and scholars to learn first hand the facts of Woodhull’s life.
· Visitors refresh and reflect in the Jill Griesse Historic Garden, now an official American Daffodil Society display garden. Coming on April 27: Granville Garden Tour featuring Spring gardens.
As we look ahead to our 38th season, we anticipate an exciting future that will include programs for school children as well as their parents and grandparents. With your help, the Robbins Hunter Museum and Jill Griesse Historic Garden will continue to be a vibrant part of the Heart of the Village.
Stop in to see us Wednesday-Saturday from 1-4PM. We will be open through December 28.