Gernon House

category : Museums
Gernon House This structure is the oldest "post rock" stone house built in Russell in 1872 by Nicholas Gernon, a blacksmith and one of the original settlers. This lovely home has been fully restored to the period of the 1890s.

Step up to the house on original limestone sidewalks and enter the front parlor where you will stop back in time. Imagine the merry tunes playing on the piano, a baby being rocked to sleep in the cradle, pumping water at the cistern out back, mother running her treadle sewing machine, the girls playing with their china dolls and the boys enjoying a game of checkers.

In addition to the Gernon family being raised here, the house has served as a funeral parlor, apartments, and finally was acquired by the Russell County Historical Society in 1979.

Admission: $2.00 Suggested Donation
Hours: SUMMER HOURS: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
WINTER HOURS: By Appointment
Address: 818 Kansas Street
Phone: 785-483-3637

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