An Evening at Travellers Rest

I received the following information from Greenfield Next Door and thought it should be shared and the word spread. Yet more examples of how local people are working to improve the bonds that hold us together and improve the cultural life of our community.

“The Greenfield Historical Society is planning An Evening At Travellers Rest for Saturday, June 16. The event will consist of dessert and beverages being served on the patio behind the society’s headquarters on McArthur Way and in the Old Burying Ground, with lots of time to socialize.

“At the society’s Sunday dinners the board of directors noticed that our guests enjoyed socializing with friends, and from that we decided to host an evening of desserts in the quiet surroundings of the Travellers Rest patio and the Old Burying Ground,” said Harold Schmidt, president of the Greenfield Historical Society.

Among the desserts for the evening will be peach cobbler, chocolate cake and at least one sugar free item. Coffee, tea and water will also be served.

The event will start at 7 p.m. and the cost will be $5. It will continue until dark or when the last person leaves, Schmidt said.

In case of rain or unbearable heat, the event will be held in the society’s Grain & Hay building.

On June 17, when the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) passes through Greenfield, the historical society will have its four buildings open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for bikers or anyone else to stop in and visit. The society will have a booth at the Green Countrie Towne Festival July 20-22, then will host its annual History Day on Oct. 6.

The Travellers Rest serves as headquarters for the Greenfield Historical Society. The stone building was erected in 1812 and is believed to be the oldest existing building in Greenfield.”

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