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Tour Leaders:  Wayne Baker, Marsha Showalter & Tony Oriti
This will be a  leisure drive with maybe 2 stops along the way to a late afternoon Lunch/Dinner at an Amish Restaurant to be determined.
Note there is a Limit of 20 cars.  Details will be emailed to all participants after confirmation of  participation.
If you are interested in participating in the drive, sign up sheets will be available at the meetings or click here to email Marsha.

Tour Five Oaks Mansion, Sat 7/20/19

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Tour Leader: John James
This is a tour of the Five Oaks Mansion located in Massillon, Ohio. This mansion was built in 1892 by renowned architect Charles F.
Schweinfurth and is noted for its historical, gothic architecture.  The mansion is maintained by the Massillon Woman’s Club and is an interesting place to walk around.
The Five Oaks Mansion is also the site of paranormal activity that include the appearance of ghostly apparitions, strange voices, the scent of cigar smoke and a statue that appears to move on its own. The mansion has also been the site of several paranormal investigations.
We will be meeting at 12 noon at the Wolf Creek Center located on Route 94 near Sharon Center (click for directions).   We will be leaving for Massillon at 12:45 PM and drive some backroads to the Mansion and the Mansion Tour begins at 2:00 PM.
After the tour is completed, we will have dinner at a local restaurant.
This tour will be limited to 12 cars, to signup for the tour email John or call   (216) 491-0659.

Tour to Edison Museum Sat 8/10/19

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Tour Leaders:  Rod & Bev Barkley

This will be a tour to the Edison Museum in Milan, Ohio (click for website) with a stop for dinner on the return trip.  Tour is limited to 12 cars and participants will be meeting at Wendy’s, 3309 Center Road (Rt 303) in Brunswick (click for directions) at 1:15 pm and leaving by  1:30.  We will be making a stop at a historic site in Kipton on the way to Milan and arriving at the Museum by 3:00 pm for the guided tour.  The cost for the tour is $4 per person.  Please note that the Museum is not handicapped accessible with steps going upstairs to the bedrooms and down to the basement kitchen.  Leaving the Museum we will be running some nice backroads including sections of the Buckeye Trail on our return trip.  We have scheduled dinner at 6:00 pm at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina (click for website).

Please arrive with a full tank of gas and bring a 2-way radio if you have one.  The tour is presently full, but, we can add you to the waiting list in the event there are any cancellations.  Please contact Rod or Bev Barkley at 330-334-6702  click to email Rod & Bev  if there are any questions, or to get on the waitlist, or if you have to cancel.  Rod’s cell phone number for the day of the tour will be 330-571-7862

Tour Mansfield Reformatory / Ohio Caverns Sat – Sun 8/24-25/2019

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 Tour Leaders: Mike & Lois Kirklo and Gary & Char Davis
This is a weekend tour of the Mansfield Reformatory and the Ohio Caverns with an overnight stay in Marysville, OH.

The Reformatory (click for website)  was built in 1834 and housed prisoners until 1990. It is noted for its German architecture, its infamous haunted history and filming location of the movie, ” Shawshank Redemption”. The Ohio Caverns, discovered by locals in 1887, is known as “America’s most colorful caverns” and one of Ohio’s outstanding natural attractions (click for website).  There will be special group rates for the Reformatory and Caverns as well as the motel.  Specific details will be given to those confirmed tour participants.  This tour is limited to 14 cars and please signup by 7/20.  To sign up please email either Mike & Lois or Gary & Char or sign up at the meeting.

Fall for the Alleghenies – Tue, Sep 17-18, 2019

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Hosted by the Ottes and Selbys

This is a tour highlighted by several places of interest as we traverse the Allegheny National Forest with an overnight stay in Bradford, PA.  The next day we will visit another museum before heading back to Ohio along the Allegheny River.  Come join us for a leisurely drive and scenic vistas along the way.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.
To sign up contact us via email or call 216-780-4533.