Living in Mason, we have so many fun and updated attractions to enjoy (think Kings Island, The Beach Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge). Sometimes, it’s nice to take a step back and savor moments from days gone by. Seeing antiques and artifacts from another era, is a great conversation starter with the kids. Locally, we have a wonderful place to visit and enjoy Mason history, The Alverta Green Museum. The 1890’s Victorian house is a beautiful home located near downtown Mason. It’s housed along a quiet residential street and has plenty of charm. The Mason Historical Society takes care of this gem and they also champion preserving our local history.
Recently we attended their annual ice cream social and not only got our fill of delicious Culver’s frozen custard along with as many baked treats as we’d like, we also toured The Alverta Green Museum. My girls and two of their friends had a great evening. We also participated in their cake and pie auction led by a real auctioneer. It was so much fun hearing him auction off the delectable baked goods at top speed. We even got the fever and placed and won a bid on some gourmet cupcakes. Knowing that the proceeds benefit The Mason Historical Society and the work they do to ensure that history is well cared for in our hometown made our donation all the sweeter.
The Alverta Green Museum houses so many artifacts and antiques and the rooms all showcase different themes. One of our favorites was the doctor’s office. We also enjoyed seeing some of the clothing and shoe fashions. Many of the items have been donated by local Mason residents and you will see a placard in front of the item with the approximate age of the item and who donated it. The girls really had fun touring the house and gave it a thumbs up for a return visit.
If you’d like to visit the The Alverta Green Museum, they are open from 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays or you can call for an appointment (513) 398-6750). Their address is 207 W. Church St. Admission is free although donations are welcomed. I hope you’ll get a chance to visit soon.
When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Kristin writing on her personal blog, MasonMetu (from me to you).