2016 Far Hills Speaker Series

Every Thing You Ever Wanted to Know About Normandy Farms... The Story of Richard H. Grant, Sr.
Jerry Strange, Local Writer and Historian, Professor Emeritus from University of Dayton
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.

This month's presentation is about Richard H. Grant, Sr. and the estate, Normandy Farms, which he built in the 1920s in Washington Township. Richard Grant was a super salesman whose career started in 1904 as a clerk with NCR and ended in 1955 as Chairman of the Board of Reynolds & Reynolds. Grant was inducted into the Dayton Walk of Fame in 2014. The Richard H. Grant, Sr. story is a little known, but important part of Dayton’s history. Length: 1 hour, plus time for questions

This program is free and open to the public.

That Day in May

Annual Wine Tasting

May 21
4 - 7 p.m.
Please join us for our annual fundraiser, an evening of wine, spirits and light hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy the beautiful Long-Romspert home and grounds.

Wine Tasting Tickets Available!

Tickets at the door will be available:

  • $30 per person, or $25 for members
  • $50 for two, or $45 for members
Or you may purchase your tickets in advance:
  • 1 for $25 (Member / Advance price)

  • 2 for $45 (Member / Advance price)

Upcoming Events

May 15 - Far Hills Speaker Series – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Normandy Farm... (The story of Richard H. Grant, Sr.) with Jerry Strange; 2 p.m., Wright Memorial Public Library

May 21 - Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Our annual That Day in May event, 4 - 7 p.m. More information to come.

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Oakwood, Ohio 45419
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