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Hanby Face Lift is Complete!

Ohio History Connection has completed the work on the outside of Hanby House. The exterior paint was completed last fall.  The color is based on the earliest identifiable color on the wood siding. The new metal kitchen roof was completed in the summer.  The new green shutters with beautiful new hardware were installed in early September.  Plan a visit soon to see the final look.

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New Paint Scheme

 

 

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After many years of being white with green trim, Hanby House has a new paint and trim scheme. Late this past summer, an expert in micro paint chip study took many paint samples from around the house. He found that the earliest paint color was this soft orange. Micro paint studies were done in Williamsburg. Click here to see an article from the Summer 2016 edition of "Trend & Tradition" the magazine of Colonial Williamsburg (page 102).

 

Tea Time at Hanby House May 2016

Hanby House welcomed a Questers group for a private tea and tour.  Shoemaker House, the welcome center, looked charming with all the pretty things that are available for our teas. Private teas and tours are available to groups of 8 to 20 by calling 614-891-6289.

 

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Hanby Descendents Visit Hanby House

We had a short-notice visit from two descendants of John Hanby, Bishop's brother. John had a son named Benjamin Harper Hanby, a first cousin of Benjamin Russel Hanby. Benjamin Harper Hanby immigrated to Oregon where descendants still live. On Sunday, October 4, Laura Lee Jones and her son Jeff Jones visited the house. Laura Lee is first cousin 3 times removed from Benjamin Russel Hanby. Her son is first cousin 4 times removed from Benjamin Russel Hanby. They were delightful people and were very enthusiastic about all they learned of their family history.

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