Enjoy historic and fine art exhibits year round. There is never a fee to visit our exhibits!
Our regular open hours are: Monday 7 am - 9 pm Tuesday - Thursday 9 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 1 -5 pm
Our Current Exhibit
Grandma’s Tissues: A Collection of Handkerchiefs July 21 – September 24, 2017 Opening Reception Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 – 6:45 pm
Handkerchief collector and historian Helen Smith states, “At first, a handkerchief is just a handkerchief, but upon closer scrutiny I see not only fine needle art but also a study in history, travel, and culture.” Historically, handkerchiefs have had many purposes. The documented use of handkerchiefs dates as far back as the Greek and Roman Empires, when they were not only used for hygienic purposes, but for as a signal for gladiatorial games to begin. By the 18th-century handkerchiefs were fashionably carried by both men and women, but had become so cumbersome that Marie Antoinette had her husband Louis XVI of France, declare that “handkerchiefs be of regular size.”
This display of artistic and historic handkerchiefs are part of a large personal collection and are being exhibited in memory of Virginia and Fred Merch.
Our Upcoming Exhibit
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the tax payers of Troy and the generous donations of the Friends of Hayner. The mission is to preserve and maintain the Hayner mansion as a cultural resource center for the present and as an historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.