Preble County Historical Society


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The Preble County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation organized in 1971 with the mission to promote knowledge of Preble County and Ohio history. We are dedicated to collect, preserve, display, and to maintain materials and objects of all types which have historical interest and significance to Preble County and Ohio.

PCHS is a membership organization composted of active members who pay annual membership dues. The society is governed by the board of eleven trustees, nominated and appointed in accordance with the PCHS Code of Regulations.

PCHS operates the Preble County Historical Center, which provides a unique environment for the organization to pursue its mission. The Center provides the opportunity for individuals of all ages, abilities, and incomes to experience, imagine, learn, create, and welcome the historic flavor of the rich cultural heritage of Preble County in to their lives.

Dedicated to preserving and protecting our county heritage, artifacts, memories, and ideas. From the early 1800s to modern day, Preble County has rich farming and rural traditions to treasure. The Historical Society has a wealth of historical materials, from family photographs and records to old-time clothing, buggies, and a 1903 Model A Ford. Through its programs, exhibits, educational programs, and special events, and library and archives, Preble County Historical Society puts you in touch with local history.