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Historical Society Sets New Hours for Public Visits

The Board of Directors of the Butler County Historical Society has established new hours of operation for 2017 for its Benninghofen House Museum, Randall Research Center and Emma Ritchie Auditorium for 2017. The society’s facilities are located at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, and will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00

Historical Society Opens New Broom Making Exhibit

The Butler County Historical Society has opened a new exhibition showcasing how local workers manufactured brooms, one of the early items made in the county as early as the 1830s. Using natural stiff grasses such as broomcorn made from the sorghum plant, local artisans fashioned brooms in many locations throughout Butler County during the 1800s

Ice Cream Social Considered a Success

More than 160 people visited the historical society’s old-fashioned ice cream social held in the Emma Ritchie Auditorium on Saturday, September 10. Many of them said they were first-time visitors and dozens of people toured the Benninghofen House Museum and many others saw the Native American Indian Exhibit which opened last June during the Ohio

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Historical Society

The Butler County Historical Society will host an old-fashioned ice cream social in the front yard of the Benninghofen House Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. This fun and enjoyable event has been designed for children, their parents and grandparents, and Historical Society members. It is free, open to the

Historical Society Opens New Indian Exhibit

The Butler County Historical Society has opened a new exhibition showcasing the museum’s comprehensive collection of Indian artifacts, some of which are 10,000 years old. The collection of more than 2,500 items is on display in the society’s lower exhibit area at 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. The exhibit will run through the end of

Family Oriented Programs Scheduled by Historical Society

The Butler County Historical Society has scheduled three fun and enjoyable morning sessions as part of a summer series of Saturday programs designed for children and their parents or grandparents. Each session will have something for everyone, young and the young at heart. All programs are free and open to the public. They will be

History of Hamilton’s Public Schools Topic of Presentation

Local author Richard Piland of Fairfield will discuss high points of his book about the history of Hamilton’s public schools from 1850 to 2010 during a presentation at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Butler County Historical Society, 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. Piland will be available before and after the presentation to sign

Film Based on Fanny Hurst Novel to be Shown May 7

A special showing of the 1959 film version of Hamilton-born Fanny Hurst’s novel “Imitation of Life” will be given by the Butler County Historical Society, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in the Society’s Emma Ritchie Auditorium, 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. Kathleen Stuckey Fox will introduce and discuss the film. Hurst became one of America’s

Hamilton’s Golden Age of Postcards Honored in Presentation

Local author Brian Smith discusses highlights of his new book paying tribute to Hamilton as it was portrayed during the “Golden Age of Postcards” during a presentation at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Butler County Historical Society, 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. The book, his first in Arcadia Publishing Company’s Postcard History series,