To make a donation via credit or debit card on PayPal (you don't need a
PayPal account to use this):
Our official name is the Steubenville Historic Landmarks
Foundation we are a 501c3 non-profit. This is what you will see when
you click on the secure PayPal donation link.
Or you can also mail a check payable to the Grand Theater, to the theater
at, 121 South 4th Street, Steubenville Ohio, 43952
This site has been updated to provide a chronological history
of the restoration, see the Restoration & Updates tab.
As of January 2022,
Work on the Wurlitzer continues.
Work has been ongoing on the ballroom lighting wiring and the
balcony steel. Steel replacement has been inspected and approved by WBCM.
Ballroom drywall on the ceiling will start soon.
Architectural work is ongoing for the emergency exit towers
on each side of the theater, elevator, offices, bathrooms, and catering
kitchens. HVAC and fire suppression to follow, along with the flyloft,
lighting, projection and sound.
Grand Theater Wurlitzer Restoration - ongoing, contact Scott
to get involved. You can sponsor the restoration of a pipe for $80,
sponsor one or many and get your name inscribed on the organ once it's complete!
Volunteer Restoration of the Wurlitzer
is being directed by Joseph Humpe Master Organ Builder
Volunteers working more than 5 days on the organ include the following:
Bill & Barbara Sweeney
Jeffrey & Rebecca Wargo
Linda Hilty & Millie Porreca
Derek Martin & Shilee Martin
Tami & Brian Wilson
Donors to the organ restoration include:
Kevin Friend and Tracy Friend Carpenter, who donated the
Wurlitzer back to the theater in memory of their Father and Mother who saved the
organ from ruination:
Elmer & Audrey Friend
In Memory of Dorothy "Dottie" Birch
Joanne & Russell Campbell
Jim & Cheryl Chapman
David E & Sally D'Anniballe
Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) wire to connect the console to
the organ chambers.
The Dikec Family
George and Beth Downes Jr.
Joseph and Audrey Dressel
Patricia and Lawrence Fletcher
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Carolyn and Jody Glaub
Jerry E Green
Paula & Joseph Greer
Donna Hrezo in honor of Andrew & Harriet Hrezo's 53rd
Huntington Theater Organ Project Inc. Robert Edmunds a set of
Kinura Pipes we were missing!
Alan and Barbara Hall
Lucy E Hall
Ed and Sue Hershey
Carol Sylee Holton
Leslie Iccus Legal Hair and Day Spa
Linda and Roger Hilty in Memory of Millie Porreca
In Memory of Shirley Lewis
Rick and Maureen Gillespie Lovell
Mary and Vince McGinn
Ohio Valley Music Guild
John & Theresa Metcalf
In Memory of Geno Morelli
Anthony Mougianis Mougianis Enterprises Inc
Eleanor Naylor, Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
Nelson Fine Arts & Gifts
Questers De He Wa Mis
Jan Glaub Rainbolt
John Vernon Rainbolt II
Ed & Madeline Stanislaw
John and Sara Stutzman
William and Barbara Sweeney
Ken Perkins Tri-State Financial Services
Valley Converting Company Inc.
Andrea and Justin Wolfe in memory of Millie Porreca
Several of these folks have donated multiple times.
The Grand Theater
is owned by the Steubenville Historic Landmarks Foundation, essentially itself,
no person owns the Grand.
corporation the Steubenville Historic Landmarks Foundation was formed that holds
the deed, the non-profit is run by a board of volunteer directors, we have no paid staff
so 100% of all donations go directly to the restoration.
The Grand Theater Restoration Project
Steubenville Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, is run entirely by volunteers. These volunteers are committed to creating a
better future for everyone in Steubenville and the surrounding area as well
as bringing the performing arts back to Historic Downtown Steubenville.
Everyone is welcome to join and become a "Friend
of the Grand" and get involved in
Updates and events are
posted on our Facebook page, Grand Theater for the Performing Arts Steubenville
Ohio, become a fan
to see updates as they happen and share your Grand Memories.
Our mission is to save, restore and promote historic downtown Steubenville so
that we can all enjoy it's 200+ years of history. From its starting point at
Historic Fort Steuben along the Ohio River, to the Mansions on North Fourth
Street, shopping its historic storefronts downtown and dancing in the Grand
Ballroom at the Fort Steuben Hotel (now apartments). Steubenville has an
amazingly rich and diverse history. Everyone living in Steubenville or has ever
lived or visited here should enjoy what we have today, and save it for our
children to enjoy and have memories of as well.
We are also operating the Steubenville Convention Center
and Visitors Bureau. Once completed we will be able to host conventions
for up to 800 people at the Ballroom and theater spaces. Attracting
visitors for events and entertainment from the tri-State area and further away.
Site last Updated January 2022.