The BCHS will host its second “Out of the Archives” special member-only event on Friday evening, August 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held throughout the historical society’s complex at 327 N. Second Street, Hamilton. An informal wine and cheese reception for society members will provide an opportunity for them to see much of the society’s collection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and toiletries of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Two vintage Model T automobiles from the mid-1920’s will be parked in the society’s parking lot.
Dr. Sara Butler, long-time Miami University professor and former society board member, will present information about the various clothing articles, accessories and toiletries on display. The wine and cheese reception is free for BCHS members. Non-members who wish to attend the event can join the society during the evening.
The BCHS is a private non-profit formed in 1934 to preserve and promote the history of Butler County through the collection and conservation of artifacts and the sharing of knowledge through education and community engagement. It owns and operates the Benninghofen House Museum, a high-Italian style home built in 1863 that is filled with the furnishings of a wealthy family during the Victorian Era. It is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Group tours of the Benninghofen House Museum can be arranged by calling 896-9930.