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 many other Butler County manufacturers but not the Champion Paper Company. Items such as photographs, company publications, and similar materials can be scanned or copied by the society and returned to the donors. Persons who would like to offer photos, memorabilia or artifacts should contact Executive Director Kathy Creighton by calling 896-9930.

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 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturdays. Group tours of the Benninghofen House Museum can be arranged by calling 896-9930.