Events of 1945

It was Aug. 8, 1945 and the headlines in the Columbus Evening Dispatch read “Four Square Miles of Hiroshima Gone.” While some were reading the latest news, other people were shopping the newspaper’s advertisements for bargains of the day such as a four-piece...

Shared Space At Museum

The Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society moved into a designated space in the Grove City Visitor Center and Museum after completing negotiations with the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau in 2009.   Jayne Davis, president of the...

Grove City Holiday Activities

In 1966, Broadway was illuminated with 87 electric candles mounted on utility poles.  The Grove City Record reported there were “enough candles to make Liberace look twice.”  (Anyone remember Liberace and his piano)?   The holiday decorations were...

Special Holiday Programs

The third annual Christmas Carol Service was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church just a few days before the holiday season in 1927.  A large crowd from the community attended.  The junior choir was composed of 26 children dressed in white robes.  The...

Christmas Gifts For Wives

Back in the 1930s, husbands were encouraged to purchase “utility” gifts for their wives instead of something personal.  Advertised specials included an RCA Victor Console radio for $49.95 that boasted it had metal tubes, the greatest tube advance in 28...

Holiday Traditions

In 1936, one of the big local holiday events was the Grove City Business Men’s Association minstrel show.  It was held Dec. 14 under the direction of Russ Darnell and held at the Jackson Township High School auditorium.   Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefited...