This past Wednesday, Melody and I had the privilege to take managers from Holiday Inn Express and Best Western to show them some of our historical sites. It was the perfect summer day with plenty of sun shine for our trip to Adena Mansion & Gardens, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and a visit to downtown for lunch.
Our tour at Adena Mansion & Gardens was led by Norma, who did an excellent job of providing information about the Worthington’s, the mansion, and making history come alive. I have been on several tours of the mansion over the past two years since I’ve been at the Ross-Chillicothe CVB, and I still come away from the tour learning something new.
We didn’t take advantage of a tour by a Park Ranger at Hopewell Culture NHP. However, seeing these magnificent earthworks is something amazing by itself. It’s hard to imagine all of the work that went into building these geometrical earthworks. The work itself has to prove how much these sites meant to the ancient, Hopewell Culture. To complete our visit at Hopewell, we toured the museum and artifacts that are on display.
Even though Susan and Nikki has explored some of our historic, downtown, they have never been to Fire & Stone Pizzeria. We knew at that point where lunch was going to take place! As always, our service and food were amazing. We were able to have some fun conversations that allowed us to get to know each other better.
Following our wonderful lunch we visited the Pump House Center for the Arts where we was able to show them around and check out the current art exhibit featuring works by Kathryn & Joy Gough.
We’re very glad that we had the opportunity to show them around and hope to be able to visit some additional sites, as well as, work with other managers who haven’t experienced our great attractions.
-Written by Gene