The Main Activity Room

This central exhibit and meeting room is the hub of activity at the society.  Meetings and events are held here, where the Museum Shoppe is also housed. The Museum Shoppe offers books, shirts, and local memorabilia for sale. Lined on two walls is a border collection of Wendell August Christmas plates, original designs in pewter and bronze, representative of the fact that Grove City was and still is the home of a bustling engraving industry. On two other walls are collections of paintings and pieces by prominent local artists such as Maude Winder, Margaret Williams, Lillian Reeher, and Jim Myford.  This room also houses memorabilia of Grove City’s renowned Highland Band, items from long-time linen business, Palmer-Smith, and an original display cabinet and items from Wardells, the browse shop that all Grove City children and their parents loved to visit.