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.
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.