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Join BCHS for discussion of “Native Americans of the Miami Valley”

Kathy Creighton, Butler County Historical Society Executive Director, will present "Native Americans of the Miami Valley," 1  p.m., Saturday, April 1, in the Emma Ritchie Auditorium at the society’s facility at 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton.   The talk will discuss the five Indian cultures that lived in the Butler County area dating from about

Explore “the other side” of the Benninghofen House, Oct. 22

Ever wonder if the Benninghofen House is haunted? Now’s your chance to find out! On Saturday, October 22, we will be running two special tours for beginning or advanced ghost hunters at the Butler County Historical Society. The tour will start with an introduction to the “spirits” that are said to inhabit the BCHS complex,

150 Years of Butler County Wedding Dresses Presented in Historical Society Talk

Dr. Sara Butler, Miami University Art Department Professor Emeritus, will discuss the Butler County Historical Society’s “Reality and Fantasy: 150 Years of Butler County Weddings” exhibit at 1 p.m. on January 23 in the society’s Emma Ritchie Auditorium, 327 North Second Street, Hamilton.  The presentation is the first in a new series of monthly Saturday afternoon programs developed

Butler County Historical Society adds new officer, board member

The Butler County Historical Society will begin 2016 with a new slate of officers when the Board of Trustees meets on Thursday, January 21.  The board’s new president is John A. Whalen, the society’s former treasurer, and the new treasurer is William Groth.  Sara Butler will serve a second term as vice-president and Richard O

American Heritage Chocolate available at BCHS Bookstore

American Heritage Chocolate is made with an authentic 17th century recipe. The Butler County Historical Society is the only place in Ohio where you can taste and purchase American Heritage Chocolate, made exclusively for museums and living history sites with a focus on education. As an official distributor of American Heritage Chocolates, the BCHS

Special Reception set for Beckett Paper Company Exhibition

The Butler County Historical Society will have a reception in honor of the Beckett Paper Company exhibition that opened in early June on Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  It will be held in the society’s Emma Ritchie Auditorium, 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, and is free to the public.  Light refreshments will be

Colligan series explores ‘American Wars & American Life’

The Michael J. Colligan History Project will continue its public history series focusing on “American Wars & American Life.” Sept. 9, Witnessing the War on Terror in American Culture, 7:30 p.m., Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. John E. Bodnar, Distinguished Professor of History at Indiana University and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, explores encounters with mass violence that

Historical wedding dresses subject of exhibition and lecture

Dr. Sara Butler, Miami University Art Department Professor Emeritus, will present "Reality and Fantasy: 150 Years of Butler County Weddings” at 7:00 pm on September 10 in the Emma Ritchie Auditorium at the Butler County Historical Society, 327 North Second Street, Hamilton. The program is free to the public and highlights many of the wedding dresses