Christmas at the Logan County History Center


Preparations for our Christmas Open House continue at the Logan County History Center.

The staff and volunteers have been busy decorating the Transportation Museum and the Orr Mansion.

The museum hallways and the first floor of the Orr Mansion feature uniquely decorated trees and rooms by school children, various groups, and organizations.

When you visit, be sure to vote for your favorite Adult Christmas Tree, Kid Tree, and First Floor Room.

The second floor and ballroom of the Orr Mansion are decorated by the History Center Christmas Committee and are not part of the voting competition.

Adult hallway Christmas trees have been decorated by The Logan County Art League, Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership, Logan County Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, The Studio, West Liberty Garden Club, Bellefontaine Lions Club, Deep Roots-Renovations + Design Co., TCN Domestic Violence Program – Soteria House, Ledley Family Farms, Top of Ohio Patriots, Shawnee Springs, Eastern Star, The Homestead, Don & Margaret Hilliker YMCA, and the OSU Alumni Club of Logan County.

Kids trees include Loco Art, Ben Logan Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Shooting Sports Living History 4-H Club, and the Sunshine Center.

First Floor Orr Mansion Rooms have been decorated by:

  • The Logan Co. Genealogical Society, Kitchen
  • Logan Co. DAR, Dining Room
  • Logan Co. Libraries, East Parlor
  • Wendy Davis “Wendy Made”, Mansion Entry
  • Betty Lloyd for the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, West Parlor
  • Logan Piecemakers, Music Room

The Second Floor Bedrooms of the Orr Mansion have been decorated by:

  • Marilyn, Kyle and Norah Springs, First Bedroom, Poinsettias Theme
  • Kit Wehe, Sally Stephan, Leslie Warne, Sharon Kinney and Tam Van Ness, Nursery, Gingerbread Theme
  • Jeanne Jenkins and George & Diana Wackerman, Third Bedroom, Bells Theme
  • Verna Barta and Beth Marshall, Orr Office, Stars Theme
  • Kit Wehe, Sally Stephan, Leslie Warne, Sharon Kinney and Tam Van Ness, Fourth Bedroom, Snow Babies Theme
  • Beth Marshall, Judy Snyder, Don Corwin, Mari Smith, Erin Rudat, Melinda Ridgway, and Elaine DeMarsh, Ballroom, Christmas Trees Through the Years.

Live music will be featured each day of the Open House.

Saturday, December 2nd

  • 1:00 pm – Marianne Antram & Carol Burton – Piano music in the Orr Mansion
  • 1:15 pm – Bellefontaine High School Jazz Band – Transportation Museum
  • 3:00 pm – Piano students of Leanna George – Orr Mansion

Sunday, December 3rd

  • 2:30 pm – Paula Deardurff Piano Students – Orr Mansion

Friday, December 8th

  • 5:30 pm – Alicia Wilkins – Piano music in the Orr Mansion
  • 6:30 pm – Carol Burton – Piano music in the Orr Mansion

Saturday, December 9th

  • 1:00 pm – Leanna George – Piano music in the Orr Mansion
  • 2:00 pm – Friendly Senior Center Choir – Transportation Museum

Sunday, December 10th

  • 1:00 pm – Shirley McPherson Piano Students – Orr Mansion
  • 2:00 pm – Mad River Dulcimer Group – Transportation Museum
  • 3:00 pm – Cindy Bleininger Piano music in the Orr Mansion
  • 3:15 pm – Lynn Fullerton and the Bourbon Street Strutters – Transportation Museum

Christmas at the History Center will be the first two weekends of December, the 2nd & 3rd and the 9th & 10th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Special evening hours will be on Friday, December 8th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The trees and rooms take on a special glow after dark.

Craft kits will be available for children to take home and refreshments will be served in the Presidents’ Room on the lower level.

Located at 521 East Columbus Avenue in Bellefontaine, admission is free.