YWCA announces Christmas Treasures trip

PIQUA — The YWCA Piqua is sponsoring a trip to the Cincinnati Music Hall and the former residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The group will depart at 8 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.

“The Music Hall was completely transformed in a project that took 16 months with a cost of $143 million to restore the High Victorian Gothic building located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood,” said Leesa Baker, YWCA executive director and travel guide. “We will enjoy a privately-guided tour of the Music Hall which is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Ballet as well as many other art groups.”

Lunch will be served at The National Exemplar at the landmark Mariemont Inn. Following lunch, the group will visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The docent-led tour will provide information on the Beecher and Stowe families, the Underground Railroad and the women’s right movements of the 1830s through the 1860s.

Fees for members are $105 and $125 for non-members. All gratuities for lunch and the bus driver are included. A $10 deposit for registration will reserve a seat and the balance is due on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne Street or call 937-773-66126.