About WestervilleWesterville, incorporated in 1858, became known as the “dry capital of the world” when the Anti-Saloon League settled here in 1909 and led the successful campaign for the 18th amendment prohibiting alcohol. The Westerville Public Library houses the Anti-Saloon League Museum, which contains printed materials used in the fight against alcohol, including posters, fliers and booklets, as well as the John R. Kasich Congressional Collection papers and memorabilia; phone (614) 882-7277 or (800) 816-0662.
Nearby is the nationally known Temperance Row Historic District where the anti-liquor leaders lived. The Hanby House at 160 W. Main St. is the restored and furnished pre-Civil War home of Benjamin Hanby, author and composer of “Darling Nelly Gray” and “Up on the House Top.” The house is open weekends 1-4 May through September and other times by appointment; phone (614) 891-6289 or (800) 600-6843 to confirm schedule.
Visitor Centers Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau 20 W. Main St. Westerville, OH 43081. Phone:(614)794-0401
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