PANDORA — The fifth annual Riley Creek Christmas Tour will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
The tour will include four stops at buildings with historical significance along Riley Creek near Pandora.
The stops will include the Bridenbaugh One-Room Schoolhouse, the McCullough Log Cabin, Red Fox Cabin and the Riley Creek United Methodist Church.
There is no charge for the tour. For questions, contact Peggy Bridenbaugh at 419-969-0075.
The first stop is the Bridenbaugh One-Room Schoolhouse. It is located at 14022 Road 6 (corner of Road 6 & Road M6). This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and will be decorated for a 19th century Christmas. There will be refreshments and Dale will tell how the building recovered from the 2012 wind storm and a fire in 2013.
The next stop is the McCullough Log Cabin at 14503 Road 6, Pandora and is owned by Tom and Jane McCullough of Pandora. This 2 ½ story log home was originally built in 1860 and stood near Reading, PA. It is furnished primarily with 19th century furniture from Putnam County. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and full basement. Tom’s blacksmith/gun shop and recently reconstructed single pen log barn will also be open.
Red Fox Cabin is a 1 ½ story log cabin built in 1853 by German immigrants and moved from West Virginia in 1995. Stop in, sit by a cozy fire and enjoy old-fashioned molasses sugar cookies and hot spiced cider. The cabin will be decorated for Christmas with natural materials from The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm on which the cabin located just 1/8th mile north of 14321 Road 7L.
Since 1850 when it was built by pioneers Riley Creek United Methodist Church has provided an uplifting, peaceful place for worship. Come and soak in the Christmas spirit in this historic place of worship and meet the local circuit riding pastor and some of the members. The church is located northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Roads M and 7L, 7102 road M, Ottawa, across from the stone quarry.