The Woodward

         The Woodward Opera House was built in 1851 by Ebenezer Woodward.  In the heart of Mount Vernon, it is the oldest authentic 19th Century Theatre still standing in America.

        Woodward wanted to combine business with community social life. The Woodward Restoration Project is aiming to do the same thing with community programs including arts, culture, public discourse, and education, as well as, the many businesses that inhabit the building to serve Mount Vernon and the surrounding areas.

         The Woodward’s mission statement is to “engage arts and community leadership to authentically restore the Woodward Opera House into a fully functional theater operation, develop the overall Woodward facility into a contemporary self-sustaining arts center for community interaction, become a catalyst for excellence in education, encourage civic engagement, and enrich the quality of life in the Mount Vernon ~ Knox County, Ohio area.”



103 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 - (740) 397-5262
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