Main Street Chillicothe hosts two downtown Wine Walks per year. May and October–this year those will be held on May 14, 2021 and Friday, October 8, 2021, both starting at 4 p.m. The wine walks are an opportunity to taste different Missouri wines that are available inside participating stores. These Walks also afford people the opportunity to look at the beauty of our historical shops, as well as the murals that are downtown. Each mural is representative of the History of Chillicothe.
May 20, 2021 at 10am, “Seniors on Tour” will take senior citizens on a walking tour of Downtown Main Street Chillicothe. They will learn of the history of our historical businesses, as well as view some of the murals we have in our downtown Chillicothe. This will promote a better understanding of Chillicothe’s past and present. “Seniors on Tour” is open to all senior citizens. For more information, please visit www.downtownchilli.com.
Tour and discover downtown Chillicothe! The history of twenty-three buildings in downtown Chillicothe has been researched and put online to share with the public. The research includes maps, pictures, city directories, newspaper articles and ads, and other sources. Each building can be accessed via a QR code. Read, see, and experience Chillicothe’s history. The tour begins at the Ben Bolt and winds its way south and east, but visitors can begin the tour wherever they see a QR code. Rack cards will also be available at various places with the information and a QR code to the home page. A hard copy of the tour will also be made available.
This project was made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Livingston County Library, Main Street Chillicothe, and the Grand River Museum.
The Chillicothe Hall of Fame connects the people of Chillicothe’s historic past to the community’s present and future. Current Hall of Fame members include Charles Frank Adams, Frank Bench, Olive Rambo Cook, and most recently, Maurice Dorney. These Chillicothe Hall of Famers were creative, adventuresome, visionary, entrepreneurial, community-minded, and lived their lives as examples for us to follow.
The Chillicothe Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit will feature mounted and lighted 3-D laser-engraved crystal “trophy”-type awards with biographies for each Hall of Fame member, and these will be displayed at various public and commercial locations throughout Chillicothe for 30-day periods.
The Chillicothe Hall of Fame is a project of the, Livingston County Preservation Society, Chillicothe Historic Preservation Commission, and Main Street Chillicothe.