Sunday, October 23, 2022
12 – 5 pm
(Rain date October 30)
This year marks Yellow Springs hitting the map 300 years ago. In that time this village has been a place of healing with the spa and Revolutionary War Hospital, a home to orphans after the Civil War, a backdrop for aspiring art students, a motion picture mecca and now a nonprofit organization committed to preserving this unique history and the buildings and landscape where it all took place. When you enter the village it is almost like stepping back in time! One of the common themes among all of the past inhabitants was reusing the buildings and grounds with minimal change to the environment. With the founding of Historic Yellow Springs as a nonprofit, our mission since 1974 has been to share, preserve and celebrate the unique living village of Yellow Springs. With the focus on history, art, education and the environment, Historic Yellow Springs enriches the lives of all who come here. There is no village like it!
To celebrate our 300th anniversary we will be having a village open house. This will also be a great opportunity to reintroduce the village to our surrounding communities and the wonderful programs, classes and events we offer today! It is their support and yours that will keep Yellow Springs vibrant for years to come! This one day event will allow visitors to explore the village inside and out, and learn about the distinct history. Stroll through the village and explore the historic buildings and structures including the springhouses and pool house! We will have lots of activities for all ages spread throughout the village including:
Event activities schedule coming soon!
We have challenged other local nonprofits to a pumpkin carving contest and invited them to display their pumpkin at the event!
Be sure to check out the Glow for Good Nonprofit Pumpkin Exhibition and vote for your favorite pumpkin via donation.
Admission is free and parking is available in the Washington building lot and in the field next to the Chester Springs Studio.
We invite you to become a part of this wonderful celebration by becoming a sponsor! This is a “friend-raising” event and your generous donation will be used directly to cover the costs of the activities and entertainment. Unlike our other events and exhibitions we are extending beyond the village and inviting other nonprofit organizations to come promote themselves! Your sponsorship will also be supporting these organizations and allows for this event to be free and open to the public, making it a true community event! HYS is committed to highlighting your participation leading up to and during the event through our website, social media and e-news! Your business/name will be listed on signs throughout the village the day of the event.
For more information about our sponsorship levels, please download a sponsorship packet here.