DOVER Due to an uncompleted construction project, the Dover Historical Society's Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum will delay its opening day to Wednesday, June 7. The home is located at 325 E. Iron Ave., Dover.
The home will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday throughout the summer.
The home was the residence of Dover industrialist Jeremiah E. Reeves and his family, who moved into the home in 1901. The move followed three years of extensive remodeling and redesign of a former farmhouse which had been built around 1870 on what was then the outskirts of the growing canal port community of Dover.
Reeves purchased the farmhouse, which had been built by prosperous farmer Valentine Wills, in 1898.
Among this summer's upcoming special events is the annual Ice Cream Social, planned for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 9. The event will be held on grounds of the Reeves Home and admission to the grounds is free. Tickets will be available for food and games. Old fashioned games and treats will be available.
Tickets for games are 25 cents each or five for $1. Discounted tours of the Reeves Home will be available Cost for that day only will be $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 6 to 18.
Regular admission to tour the home and Carriage House Museum is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for children ages 6 to 18. A group rate of $9 per person is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to make a group reservation, call 330-343-7040.
Submitted by Shelagh Pruni, director of the Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum