The 577 is open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm. Open to all.

What’s Happening in January at 577

Come on in! What’s Open?
  • Grounds and Gardens
  • Nature Play Areas
  • StoryWalk®
  • Log Cabin
  • Bee House
  • Geodesic Biodome

Paused until further notice:
  • Guided Tours & Field Trips
  • Meeting Reservations
  • Professional Photography
  • Did’s Dig (due to weather)

The Book Center is temporarily CLOSED as we make a few improvements and upgrades to the space. We look forward to opening in late winter/early spring. Book donations are also paused during this time.

577 Blog: January Thoughts from Executive Director Heather Gallant – Click here for her thoughts on what the ancient Greeks called “agape – a love for everyone” and how our founder, Virginia Secor Stranahan understood this idea. Through her gift of 577, we all can practice lovingkindness in the world around us. We know as supporters and friends of 577, you are a co-creator of this love.

Take a class! Hybrid, Zoom, Outdoor(weather permitting), and Limited In-Person Programs are happening now. Find your next adventure at

Give the gift of creativity with a 577 Gift Certificate! Click HERE for details. .

Joyful Emergence: Join Our Community Art Installation:Click here to learn why we chose the butterfly.

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577’s Phase Reopening Updates - 1/01/2022

577 is a place of joy, wonder, and coming together for each other. We emphasize the importance of watching out for those around us. The health of 577’s employees, instructors, volunteers, and visitors guides the decision-making process for our phased re-opening.

We kindly ask that all visitors maintain social distancing outside and everyone (regardless of vaccination status) MASK UP INSIDE all open buildings. It’s a continued sign of respect and care for others who may not be able to receive the vaccine.

Given the resurgence of COVID transmission and positivity rates, we know that COVID is still in our community. We are monitoring these developments and holding steady at our current state of reopening until further notice.

Please stay vigilant and safe until we've declared Victory Over COVID.

In the meantime, click here to read what is staying the same at 577 (for now).

Thank you for your patience and care! Let’s work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Take care,

Heather Gallant
Executive Director
The 577 Foundation

"Where people learn to like the land"
                          - Virginia Secor Stranahan

Mission Statement: Founded by Virginia Secor Stranahan, The 577 Foundation is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the historic property at 577 East Front Street in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The Foundation, open to all, is an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education.

The Foundation nurtures innovative ideas and will change to reflect the interests of the community.

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Coronavirus Guidelines

Open Monday-Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Winter Weather Policy

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Parking is limited.
If your group is larger
than one family car-full,
please call us prior
to your visit to confirm
we’ll have space for you.

Board of Trustees

Paul Croy
Paul Fenton
Michael Miller
Kitty Beth Millhon
Martin Nagy
Frances Parry
Dick Sipp
Kelli Daniels
Jennifer Hildebrand
Erica Parish
Jay Secor

Open Monday - Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Groups larger than a family,
please call for reservations


Independent Potters - Click Here

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