In our ongoing pursuit to seek out new and exciting frontiers and go where we have not gone before…. or just explore great attractions closer to home, we “discovered” the Harmon Museum located in Lebanon, Ohio.
We were pleasantly surprised! The museum is a lot bigger than we were expecting. It showcases the local history, fossils, and Shaker artifacts. The museum also contains art pieces, many of which are from local artists. There were several interactive pieces to the museum as well, which is a big hit with the kids.
A museum employee allowed Nick to honk the horn on a 1908 Buick. (I am not sure if everyone is allowed, or if we were just lucky!) The fossil room had informational sheets for kids that included Fossil Vocabulary Words and a Geology Word Glossary.
One of my favorite parts was watching the kids trying to figure out how to use a typewriter and the rotary phone located in the town area. I’m going to date myself a bit and say that, although it was brief, I had experience with both items before we were saved by The Oregon Trail.
This museum was great for seeing some local history. If you like learning about local history, stop in!
- WHERE: 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036
- HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- COSTS: $10/person, Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $20
- PARKING: Yes (on street and parking lot)
- BATHROOM: Yes
- TIME RECOMMENDED: 2-3 hours
- COVID RESTRICTIONS: Masks required (as of January 2022)
- Details correct at time of posting, please double check before you go.