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 8000 BCE.  Historical information and details about Indian life covering the Paleo-Indian era; the Archiac, Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures; and the Miami Indian and Shawnee tribes starting in the 1600s will be discussed.  The Butler County mounds and Indian earth works will also be covered.

The talk is free to the public and free parking will be provided.  The public is invited to come early to view the Native American exhibit at the society prior to the presentation.

The Butler County Historical Society, located at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, 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 513-896-9930.