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Guest Speaker Explains How the Rentschler Family Shaped Hamilton

Join the Butler County Historical Society as guest speaker Charles E. Rentschler of Hartsville , Indiana , presents the history of the companies formed by industrialist George Adam Rentschler, his sons and grand children. His talk, “How the Rentschler Family Shaped Hamilton,” will be at 1 p.m. on January 18 in the Emma Ritchie Auditorium

BCHS Names New Officers and Board Members for 2020

The Butler County Historical Society will begin 2020 with a new slate of officers when the Board of Trustees meets on Thursday, January 16. Brian Smith will return for a third year as the board’s president. He is a Ross School District English teacher and is entering his sixth year as a board member. Sara

Member-Only Christmas Celebration

Butler County Historical Society members are invited to attend a traditional holiday Christmas celebration to be held on Friday evening, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be held throughout the society’s complex at 327 N. Second Street, Hamilton and include a variety of typical holiday refreshments, cookies, and beverages. Non-members

John Kiesewetter to be Featured Speaker During the BCHS Annual Meeting

TV and media reporter John Kiesewetter will be the featured speaker during the 85th Annual Meeting of the Butler County Historical Society. The meeting will be held in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts Carruthers Signature Ballroom, 101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton on Thursday, November 7. A cash bar will be available beginning at 5:30

BCHS Exhibit Presents Victorian Funeral Traditions

The Butler County Historical Society will open a new exhibit presenting many of the traditions of Victorian era funerals next week. The exhibit is free to the public and will open in the society’s Benninghofen House, 327 North 3rd Street, Hamilton, on Tuesday, October 1 and run for six weeks until November 9. An authentic

Butler County Historical Society Returns to the Roaring 20’s with its Little Chicago Shindig

John Dillinger and Al Capone. Prohibition-era speakeasies and bootlegging operations. Gangsters and casinos. The Butler County Historical Society is harkening back to the golden age of rum-runners, gambling, flappers and jazz for a fund-raising gala at the historic Benninghofen House in Hamilton’s German Village on August 17, 2019. The Hamilton of the 1920’s was

Summer Family Program

The Butler County Historical Society will present on Saturday, July 13, the second of its summer multi-generational programs designed for children and their parents and grandparents. It will be held in the front and back yard of the society’s Benninghofen House museum at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, and begin at 9:30 a.m. and end