Horace Mann Room

Horace Mann Room

Horace Mann was an education reformer and a Massachusetts politician. In 1837, he was appointed secretary of the board of education of Massachusetts, the first state board of its kind in the U.S. In 1848, he was elected to the U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy made by the death of John Quincy Adams (Adams also has a room at the Golden Lamb named after him).

On the same day in 1852 he was nominated for governor of Massachusetts and chosen to be the first president of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. After losing the gubernatorial election, he accepted the Ohio position. He would serve as the Antioch’s president from 1853 until his death in 1859.

Lebanon is located halfway between Cincinnati and Yellow Springs and Mann stopped at The Golden Lamb on his many trips between the two cities.

The Horace Mann room is located at the end of a quiet hallway on our fourth floor and has a queen-size bed.