Adena Mansion recalls 1803 event

Help Ohio celebrate its 213th birthday on March 5 at the Adena Mansion in Chillicothe.

The home of Ohio's sixth governor, Thomas Worthington, aka the "Father of Statehood," will be open for tours and a special program designed to give a sense of how early Ohio residents felt about joining the Union. Visitors will hear the differing opinions of Worthington and territorial governor Arthur St. Clair.

The grounds and museum will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The "Debate over Statehood" will occur hourly between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Special themed mansion tours will take place every half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m., with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.

To learn more about this annual celebration, go to www.adenamansion.com or call 800-319-7248. The Adena Mansion is located at 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton