The Butler County Historical Society is asking area residents that had relatives who served in any of the military branches during World War II or worked in support of the country’s war effort to share their family’s photos and stories for an exhibit honoring the 75th anniversary of America’s participation in the “D-Day” invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The society is seeking photos of Butler County men and women dressed in their military uniforms, taking part in war action or working in local companies that contributed to the war effort. Selected photos and stories about the person’s service will be included in the exhibit. Persons who would like to offer photos and stories for the exhibit should contact Executive Director Kathy Creighton by calling 896-9930.
The society’s World War II exhibit will open on June 6, 2019 and will run through the end of the year. It will focus on county residents who served during the war in the military or on the homefront in support of the war effort.
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 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays. Group tours of the Benninghofen House Museum can be arranged by calling 896-9930.