Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum

Barnesville, Ohio

Night at the Museum Featuring Karen Jacobs Tellep

Published on May 10, 2024 by Lisa Gallagher

Join us at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum on Monday, May 20th at 6 p.m. for a talk by Karen Jacobs Tellep, author of “Just Billy” and sister of artist Billy Jacobs. Karen will be sharing her memories and stories about her late brother Billy. He started his career in the Country Gift Industry in the early 1980s as a wood crafter and designer, transitioning to painting in the 2000s. Billy became known for his folky primitive style and depiction of the rural American countryside. Billy specialized in landscape and still life scenes, using a variety of mediums. His inspiration came from life experiences and specific scenes or buildings. His art gallery is located in Navarre, Ohio. Karen Jacobs Tellep will sign her book “Just Billy,” which will be available. This free event is open to the public.

Elegant Venue for Your Prom Pictures

Published on April 8, 2024 by Lisa Gallagher

It is a long-standing tradition for Barnesville High School prom attendees to gather at our Victorian Museum with family and friends for picture-taking. This year, we invite BHS and Union Local students to join us at the museum on April 27th, 2024, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. For a donation, students may use several beautiful locations on the first floor, including the grand staircase as their backdrop for their memorable prom pictures. Of course, everyone is welcome to utilize the gazebo, porch, and grounds as usual.

Christmas Tours Return to the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum

Published on October 30, 2023 by Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum

The Belmont County Historical Society invites you to visit the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum for our annual Christmas Tours. The beautiful decorations and Christmas trees showcase this exquisite 26-room Victorian home. The decoration’s theme this year is the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Each room has been decorated by a local business, group, or individual, giving each a holiday feel of its own. Special thanks goes out to everyone who has helped transform our museum into a winter wonderland.

The Christmas Tours will begin on Friday, November 3rd and run each weekend through Sunday, December 17th. Tour hours are Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We will be closed on Friday, November 24th. The admission fee is $8 for adults and $2 for students ages 6-18. Tours during regular hours require no reservations and the entrance fee can be paid with cash, check, or credit/debit card. Private tours for groups of 10 or more are available by reservation through January 7th, 2023.