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BCHS Drive Tour – West

New from the BCHS! The first section of our new Butler County Historical Driving Tours! Click the link below to upload the BCHS Drive Tour - West to discover and learn about the Historical Markers on the west side of Butler County. BCHS Drive Tour - West(1)

BCHS Temporarily Closed

The Butler County Historical Society will remain closed during this "Stay at Home" time period. Staff will be working from home, so please feel free to email us with any questions or research requests you have. We will also be adding some history lessons on here soon for those who are doing remote education and

BCHS closed to the public until further notice

The Butler County Historical Society will be closed to the public, due to the corona virus. Staff will be at the BCHS for any research requests, so feel free to give us a call. We will be monitoring the situation closely, and will let you know when we will be reopening. Everyone stay safe and

BCHS to Hold a Ghost Hunt

Beginning and advanced ghost hunters will have the opportunity to find out about the “spirits” thought to haunt the Butler County Historical Society’s complex at 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. Two special sessions are scheduled for January 25th, one at 6 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. Each two-hour session includes a tour which will

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