The fifth annual Riley Creek Christmas Tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring four stops along the Riley Creek near Pandora.
All of the buildings have historical significance and will be decorated for the holidays.
The first stop is the Bridenbaugh One-Room Schoolhouse, 14022 Road 6 (corner of Road 6 and Road M6). This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and will be decorated for a 19th century Christmas. Dale Bridenbaugh will share 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, owned by Tom and Jane McCullough of Pandora. This log home was built in 1860 and originally stood near Reading, Pennsylvania. It is furnished primarily with 19th century furniture from Putnam County. Tom’s blacksmith/gun shop and recently reconstructed single-pen log barn will also be open.
Red Fox Cabin, built in 1853 by German immigrants and moved from West Virginia in 1995, is located 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L. The cabin will be decorated with natural materials from The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm.
Finally, Riley Creek United Methodist Church was built by pioneers in 1850 and provides an uplifting, peaceful place for worship. The church is located northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Roads M and 7L, 7102 road M, Ottawa, across from the stone quarry.
There is no charge for the tour. Call Peggy Bridenbaugh at 419-969-0075 for more information.