MCHGS

Area Historical and Genealogical Societies



MIAMI COUNTY





Bethel Township Historical Society
7080 Palmer Rd.
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344
(937) 431-7139


Dedicated to collecting, displaying, preserving, and interpreting historical articles and materials related to Bethel Township, Miami County.

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Covington-Newberry Historical Society
101 E. Spring St.
Covington, Ohio 45318
(937) 473-2270, 473-3488, 676-2561


Maintains a museum which contains historical items and dioramas of the Covington area. See the Fort Rowdy entry under Museums.

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Elizabeth Township Historical Society
5760 Walnut Grove Rd.
Troy Ohio 45373


Dedicated to promoting interest in the history and cultural heritage of Elizabeth Township, Ohio's only rural historic district. Maintains a museum at the above address; see Museums.

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Tippecanoe Historical Society
20 North Third St.
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
(937) 667-4092


Purpose is to collect, display, preserve, and interpret historical materials, properties, and articles relating to Tipp City. Maintains a museum of Tipp City history; see Museums.

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Troy Historical Society
100 West Main St.
P.O. Box 401
Troy, Ohio 45373
(937) 339-5900
http://thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/


Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Troy and the surrounding area. Housed in, and provides voluntary staffing for, the Troy-Miami County Library Local History Room. Maintains an extensive Web site containing county genealogical and historical information and sources for further research. Ongoing projects include a survey of barns in the county; collection of histories of properties in the area; and collection of oral histories and memories of residents and veterans of Miami county.

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Union Township Heritage Association
47 North Main St.
West Milton, Ohio 45383
(937) 698-3820


Operates the Union Township Museum and Quaker Research Center; see Museums.

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WACO Historical Society
1865 South County Rd. 25
TROY, OHIO 45373
(937) 335-9226


The Society's purpose: The preservation of History of the WACO Aircraft Company and the Golden Age of Flight; and the education of young people in the area of math, science, technology and history, using aviation themes as a means toward enhancing student enthusiasm and response to traditional classroom curriculum. Operates the WACO Museum at the above address; see Museums.

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY





Champaign County Historical Society
809 East Lawn Ave.
Urbana, Ohio 43078
(937) 653-6721
champhistmus@ctcn.net


The Champaign County Historical Society is headquartered at the Champaign County Historical Museum in Urbana. Its purpose is to promote education on the history of Champaign County and administer the collection, preservation and display of artifacts, documents, and other historical resources from all of Champaign County. Museum hours are Tues 10 - 4; first Sunday of month 1 - 4; groups by appointment.

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DARKE COUNTY





Arcanum/Wayne Trail Historical Society
P.O. Box 4
Arcanum, Ohio 45304
(937) 548-6556
AWTS@woh.rr.com


Society members share the common interest of connecting the present to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the history of Arcanum. Housed in their newly acquired building at 123 West George St., Arcanum.

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Darke County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 908
Greenville, OH 45331-0908
(937) 473-2270, 473-3488, 676-2561
http://dcgs.dcoweb.org


Dedicated to promoting genealogical research in Darke county. The Society helps maintain a collection of genealogical and historical materials in the library at the Garst Museum (see Museums). Books and other materials are donated by interested parties and others are purchased by the Genealogical Society. The library houses an extensive surname file of non-book materials, hand-written notes, old photos, obituaries from local papers, names of other researchers, court records, etc. All of the early Court House records have been microfilmed and are available in the Genealogy Room.
Darke County Genealogical Website: http://ohdarke.ohgenweb.net

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LOGAN COUNTY





Logan County Historical Society
521 East Columbus Ave.
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
(937) 548-6556
lchsmuse@logan.net


Housed in the Orr Mansion at the above address. The Society was formed in 1945 preserve items related to personages instrumental in early settlement of the Northwest Territory prior to the Treaty of Greenville, including Simon Kenton, Chief Blue Jacket, and British Indian Agent Alexander McKee; and industrial development during the canal and railroad era. The Society operates the Logan County Museum; see Museums.

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Logan County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 36
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311-0036
logangs@loganrec.com OR efeads@logan.net


Housed in the Logan County Museum (above); maintains a library at the Museum containing extensive archives of official and family records.
Library hours: Wednesday 12:30 - 7; Friday 12:30 - 4; Suday 2 - 5

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PREBLE COUNTY





Preble County Historical Society
7693 Swartsel Rd.
Eaton, Ohio 45320
937-787-4256
preblecohistsoc@brecnet.com
http://pchs.preblecounty.com


The Society is dedicated to preserving and protecting Preble County's heritage, artifacts, memories, and ideas. It provides educational programs and special events; maintains a library and archives; and maintains a number of nature trails. Their office is located in the Sayler-Swartsel House, which, along with additional period structures, provide exhibit areas for their collection; see Museums.

Preble County Genealogical Website:
www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Preble

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SHELBY COUNTY





Fort Loramie Historical Association
37 North Main St., P.O. Box 276
Fort Loramie, Ohio 45845
www.fortloramiehistory.com


Purpose is collecting and preserving historical artifacts associated with the history of the area. Owns and operates the Wilderness Trail Museum; see Museums.

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Shelby County Historical Society
North and Main Streets P.O. Box 376
Sidney, Ohio 45365-0376
(937) 498-1653


An educational organizational organization whose main purposes are to preserve historical resources, provide educational opportunities, and promote awareness of Shelby County history. Maintains and operates the Ross Historical Center; see Museums.

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