Grove City Welcome Center & Museum
The museum is jammed with historical artifacts and the featured item is a 1912 Ford Model T in mint condition. The vehicle is featured each year in the Grove City Community Parade during the Arts in the Alley event in the town center. The museum has a large collection of recording devices that still work with the oldest being an Edison Standard Phonograph from the turn of the century. The sound quality is good considering its age. It plays cylinders.
Monday – Friday 10 am– 4 pm
Tuesdays Open Until 8 pm
Free Admission, Free Parking
Did you know Kool Aid was once bottled like Coke and Pepsi? We have a bottle to prove it. Come see for yourself. The collection includes flat irons used by housewives to iron cotton clothing, an assortment of oil lamps, clothing, class graduation photographs and a sofa made of horsehair. Exhibits are rotated throughout the year and there is always something new to see every 2-3 months. The museum also maintains a file on family names. Visitors are encouraged to include and share their family history in the Museum’s archives where future generations can search. The Welcome Center also has a variety of tourism brochures provided by the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A large crowd attended the official opening of the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum. Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage cut the ribbon. Also in attendance was former mayor and State Representative Cheryl Grossman, city council members and trustees of the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau. Exhibits were sparse for several months but the museum attracted many new visitors when it was decorated for the holiday season.