A tour and open house at Fairfield County’s only remaining opera house will be part of a 10-day statewide effort to showcase the impact of taking care of old spaces and places. If you haven’t been inside the Victoria Opera House (101 S. Main St., Baltimore) since it shuttered its doors 40 years ago, mark your calendar for the afternoon of Sept. 18. Ohio Open Doors, a project of the Ohio History Connection, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which created the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archaeology. From Sept. 9 to 18, some of the historic buildings and landmarks in Ohio that owe their revival to provisions in NHPA will host special programs and tours so the public can get a clearer understanding of how preservation groups are using remnants from the past to build better local communities now and for the future.
The “Preview Open House” at the Victoria will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18. The Canal Strings will perform from 1-2p.m., and cellist Mary Brandal will perform from 2-4p.m., along with a short recital for one of her local Baltimore students. The entertainment will continue while members of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee give guided tours of the Opera House and third floor ballroom. You may inquire about the history and learn about the next phases of opera house restoration. The public will be able to purchase 50-50 raffle tickets and Victoria Opera House glassware will be available for sale. Free refreshments will be offered to guests touring the opera house.
Lancaster City Hall will be donating the original organ from the Palace Theater in Lancaster to the Victoria Opera House. It is a fitting home for a beautiful piece of Fairfield County History.
The Baltimore Farmers Market takes place every Friday 4-7pm, May through October at the LU Elementary School. You can become a Vendor at any time, and non-profits may set up for FREE!
Are you ready for an evening of fun food, drink and conversation? Join us for our 4th Annual Uncorked! This year follow us to the beach in your favorite tropical shirt. We will sip on samples from Camelot Cellars Winery, 1201 Wine, Rockside Vineyard, Wyandotte Winery, Buckeye Lake Brewery, Homestead Beer Co. and Rock Mill Brewery!
There is also a Designated Driver ticket – for those that don’t imbibe or are the driver for the evening!
All tickets include admission, buffet of heavy hors d’ourves and non alcoholic drinks.
Regular Admission, BDRC Members and At the Door tickets include 6 drink tokens, and additional tokens are available for purchase $1 each or 6 for $5.
Tickets can be purchased through our secure site. Please print your ticket or save to your smart phone for scanning at entry. If you can’t – no worries we can look you up there.
You may also call 614-450-0237 and we can send you an invoice or mail a ticket purchase form, or request it via email at info@BaltimoreDowntownRestoration.com.