10 West Oak Street, Canal Winchester, OH 43110      PHONE: 614-833-1846
Our purpose is to educate the public as to the historical importance of Canal Winchester, Ohio and its surrounding area as an early farm community, an important port of the Ohio Canal, a railroad stop, and a growing community in the age of the automobile.  This will be accomplished by educational programs of historical significance at the facilities owned by the Society and elsewhere, including programs at the "Queen of the Line" railroad station, Prentiss School, and the O.P. Chaney Grain Elevator, which facilities are currently owned by the Society.

On April 25, 2007, the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society acquired the Ed Jeffers Barber Museum so that it would remain intact and in Canal Winchester.  It is the only museum of its kinds in the world -- dedicated solely to the barbering profession.  The museum, as is true for all museums, has ongoing expenses and is always in need of volunteer and financial help.  The Ed Jeffers Barber Museum Endowment Fund is one way to help ensure the financial support of the Barber Museum.

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's main complex consists of a one-room school, a railroad depot, and a grain elevator.  The complex also has ongoing expenses.  The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society Endowment Fund has been established to ensure the future of the CWAHS Complex.

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit educational corporation administered by interested citizens to collect, preserve, maintain, promote, educate, and inventory historical records, data, real and personal property, or other property that might be acquired by the Society.
Some of the stops this year include:  The Commercial Hotel, which was a stopping point for the canal and stage coach line, The Helpman Home which was built circa 1840 and occupied by John Helpman who owned the lumber company that was first located on this site, The Bailey Home, which was built circa 1926 by Horace Bailey and was the long time home of his daughter Mary Lucinda Bailey who was an educator in Canal Winchester for many years, The Stradley Home, which contains the original log cabin from the 1830s in the left side of the first floor and is one of the oldest homes in Canal Winchester, The O.P. Chaney Home, which was built in 1866 after the original structure (a tavern) burned to the ground, and a look at Interurban Transportation exploring how Canal Winchester was built around the canal in the early 19th century.  All tours are conducted by volunteers who will lead groups to the various sites. The first group will begin the tour at 7 pm, and the last group will depart no later than 7:30 pm each evening.  For those folks needing a little help getting from site to site, the Canal Winchester Human Services will provide a van both evenings.



9th Annual Historic
"Ghost" Tour

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