Jan. 26 Trivia Night to benefit Killbuck Valley Museum

Jan. 26 Trivia Night to benefit Killbuck Valley Museum

Gabe Incarnato hosted the Millersburg Brewing Company’s Trivia Night, held monthly at the brewery.


Trivia Night at Millersburg Brewing Company is no trivial matter. Start reading that atlas and brushing up on local facts so you’re ready to compete in the monthly event that offers prizes and raises money for area nonprofits.

The next Millersburg Brewing Company Trivia Night will be held Thursday, Jan. 26. The subjects will be geography and Millersburg trivia.

The monthly event started last year and has been a big hit with the community — the last Trivia Night drew 78 participants. “It’s grown in popularity,” owner Mara Padden said.

The Millersburg native started the brewing company almost 10 years ago.

“We felt like it would be a good addition to Holmes County for locals and tourists alike,” said Padden, whose site has a full kitchen and offers a full menu on Trivia Nights.

“Trivia Night falls onto our Thursday special, which is Build Your Own Burger (BYOB) and a Brew for $10,” Padden said. “So it’s a win-win for those attending.”

The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. There are four rounds, but it isn’t necessary to participate in all four. Teams may be anywhere from one to six people. Prizes include koozies, pint glasses and gift certificates. Themes are usually determined by the time of year or patron suggestions.

Every month 20% of the proceeds from the night are donated. In conjunction with this month’s theme, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Killbuck Valley Museum.

The museum may be one of the best-kept secrets in Holmes County with six rooms of collections. “We have a mineral collection that is second to none,” said Bob Porter, president of the museum board. “I think any university would give just about anything for that.”

The museum also includes a giant millstone from Duncan Mill, an archaeological room, a room of American Indian artifacts, a replica one-room schoolhouse, war memorabilia from local veterans and a taxidermy room.

“We kiddingly call this the hidden gem because we are a little bit off the beaten path, and a lot of people from our county don’t even know we are here,” Porter said. “It is unbelievable what we have here in terms of historical relevance. There is so much history in (the museum), so many incredible pieces of our past that speak volumes about where we’ve come from.”

“The Killbuck Valley Museum is a gem of artifacts and geological treasures from the area,” Padden said. “We’re happy to support it.”

The Killbuck Valley Museum is located on West Front Street in the heart of Killbuck. It’s open Saturday and Sunday, May through October. Groups may call ahead for special tours.

The museum is always in need of weekend volunteers and financial support. Call Porter for details at 330-763-0133. Another way to support area nonprofits dedicated to preserving local history is to donate to the Holmes County Heritage Partnership.

The partnership consists of the County Line Historical Society, the Holmes Center for the Arts, Holmes County Friends of the Library, Holmes County Genealogical Society, Holmes County Historical Society, and the Killbuck Valley Historical Society and Museum.

Donors may write one check and select which organizations to donate to or simply donate to the partnership and donations will be split among the members. Mail donations to Holmes County Heritage Partnership, P.O. Box 212, Millersburg, OH 44654. For up-to-date membership information, contact the organizations individually.

Any area nonprofits interested in participating with Trivia Night are invited to call Gena Incarnato at 330-674-4728 or email info@millersburgbrewing.com. That’s also the number to call for more information about Trivia Night.

Millersburg Brewing Company is located at 60 E. Jackson St. in Millersburg. Find it online at www.millersburgbrewing.com or on Facebook and Instagram.

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