327 N. Second Street - Hamilton OH 45011 - 513-896-9930

About Us

Mission Statement: To discover, collect, and preserve materials, structures and landmarks which may help to establish, illustrate and arouse the interest in the historical record of Butler County.

Thanks for your interest in the Butler County Historical Society. The BCHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Butler County’s rich heritage. The mission of the BCHS is accomplished in a number if ways, including periodic history programs that feature reputable and academic speakers.

Become a member!  Click here for PDF membership application.

The BCHS operates out of the historic Benninghofen House. The Benninghofen House is a showcase of Victorian Era lifestyle and includes all the furnishings and decor appropriate for a late 19th century home. A tour of the house reveals what life was like during the height of the industrial period, and also showcases many of the society’s prized possessions.

Additionally, the BCHS manages an archive that consists of many original and secondary documents, publications, photographs, etc. If interested in research, please schedule an appointment with one of our research volunteers.

The BCHS is also affiliated with Heritage Hall, a space for the display of rotating exhibits and the permanent location of the Robert McCloskey Collection. To learn more about Heritage Hall, please call (513) 737-5958.

Latest Blog Posts

BCHS Presents “Fun and Games – In the 1800s” and a Free Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

The Butler County Historical Society presents “Fun and Games – In the 1800s,” a multi-generational event focusing on the games that children and teens would have played while living in Butler County during the 1800s. “Fun and Games – In the 1800s” will be held 9:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12 in the front yard of…

Butler County Historical Society Presents “All in a Day’s Work – In the Home”

The Butler County Historical Society will present on Saturday, July 8, the second of its summer multi-generational programs designed for children and their parents or grandparents. “All in a Day’s Work – In the Home” will focus on the common chores that would have been part of daily life while living on a Butler County…

Historical Society Presents “All in a Day’s Work – Down on the Farm”

The Butler County Historical Society will present on Saturday, June 10, the first of its summer multi-generational programs designed for children and their parents or grandparents. It will be held in the front yard of the society’s Benninghofen House museum at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, and begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 2…

Historical Society Seeks Memorabilia and Historical Artifacts of the Champion Coated Paper Company

The Butler County Historical Society is asking area residents that had relatives or family members who worked for the Champion Coated Paper Company to consider donating photos, memorabilia and other historical artifacts to the society’s collection. The society has a large collection of items related to the Mosler Safe Company, the Beckett Paper Company and…