Saturday, June 14, 2008

June History Hunters Details:

What: History Hunters Waldschmidt Homestead Tour
Where: Ohio State Route 126 between the towns of Indian Hill and Milford
When: Friday June 27 10:30 AM
Cost: $5.00/adult and $3.00/student with crafts (this is NOT an OHS site!)
What to bring: Admission (correct change please), lunch, eagerness to learn
RSVP: Laura at (remove any spaces)

The Christian Waldschmidt House is considered one of the best examples of Pennsylvania Dutch architecture west of the Allegehenies. Since opening, DAR members have researched and collected pieces of early Americana, and the furnishings include many original pieces used by the Waldschmidt family. Criteria for acceptance of items as gifts to the house are: 1) prior to1831; 2) Civil War period relating to Camp Dennison; 3) any artifactbelonging to Christian Waldschmidt or his descendants.

From the trustee: Our admission charges are $5.00/adult and $3.00/student with crafts. Tours are conducted in the Waldschmidt House, Camp Dennison Civil War Museum and the Memorial Barn which houses our tool collection and Conestoga wagon. The tours are in 3 buildings and we can look at the herb garden and spring house while moving between the 2 museums. Most of the activities are indoors. We like to allow about 1 1/2 hours for the tours and about 1/2 hour for crafts. But with a larger group you may need just a little more time. We will probably divide your group in half to tour themuseums; it just helps with the flow of traffic to do that.

Here is a link to the website:

Directions: Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and Camp Dennison Civil War Museum are located on Ohio State Route 126 between the towns of Indian Hill and Milford on the eastern edge of the Cincinnati suburbs.

FROM INTERSTATE 275Take the Wards Corner Road exit (#54) and travel south 1.3 miles until Wards Corner dead ends into SR126 in the town of Miamiville. Turn left and proceed a short distance to a stop sign. Here you will see a sign indicating that SR126 continues to the right. Turn right and travel 1.6 miles until you enter Camp Dennison. The museum complex will be on your right.

FROM US 50Travel Route 50 toward the town of Milford and turn north onto SR126(Glendale-Milford Road) near the bridge over the Little Miami River. Travel several miles until you come into Camp Dennison. The museum complex will be on your left a short distance after you pass Kugler Mill Road.

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