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imagesPreble County Historical Society shows ‘Zootopia’ at back-to-school movie night at the Amphitheater

Eaton, Ohio – August 12, 2016 – The Preble County Historical Society—a nonprofit entity that works to preserve and promote the knowledge and history of Preble County— will host a back-to-school movie night at the Amphitheater on Friday, August 12 at 9 p.m. The movie Zootopia will be projected on a screen at the Amphitheater at the Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton. Admission for this event is FREE for everyone.

Families from the entire community are encouraged to join and soak up one of the last nights of the summer while enjoying a good movie with the opportunity to purchase refreshments and popcorn provided by the Preble County Historical Society. Individuals attending should bring their own blankets or chairs and arrive before the movie starts at 9 p.m. to claim their spot at the Amphitheater.

The movie night is weather dependent and will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. For more information and to remain informed follow the Preble County Historical Society on FaceBook or visit the website: http://www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com/.

 


Nicodemus Stone PictureSearching for Family of Jacob Nicodemus (1838-1887)

The Preble County Historical Society recently acquired a gravestone that had gone missing from its permanent site in the Fairview Cemetery located in Gratis, Ohio and is searching to find any family member to claim the stone so it can be returned to its site and restored. The gravestone belongs to Jacob Nicodemus who lived from 1838 to 1887 in Preble County.  [READ MORE….]

 


Preble County Historical Society WINDING DOWN 2016 summer fundraising season at the Amphitheater

Old Fashioned FireworksEaton, Ohio – June 1, 2016 – The Preble County Historical Society—a nonprofit entity that works to preserve and promote the knowledge and history of Preble County—announces its 2016 summer fundraising season at the Amphitheater. All events will take place at the Amphitheater at the Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton.

The season will kick off with the annual Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3, with evening fireworks sponsored by Reid Health. The nearly full day celebration will begin at 3pm with the return of the Cincinnati Circus trapeze and strolling magicians, Wild Hearts Zoo Animals, games, face-painting and more! Music will be provided by the Eaton Community Band & Chorus. At 6pm the 2016 Sara Swartsel Hall of Honor Inductees will be recognized on the Amphitheater stage.

Next up is one of Preble County’s favorite hometown musical groups, The Worley Boys, accompanied by acoustic funk musician, Kelly Zullo. At sundown the always-anticipated grand fireworks will begin.

 

*The Historical Society will be collecting $5 cash admission per car all day

Additional summer entertainment at the Amphitheater includes:

Saturday, July 16:
3pm – Preble County Idol Regional Finals
7pm – Preble County Idol Past Winners
Following Preble County Idol – anniversary concert, musical variety
*FREE admission

Sunday, July 24:
4pm – The Worley Boys
6:30pm – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, bluegrass and gospel
*$10 cash admission per person

Saturday, August 13
7pm – Bauner Chafin
8pm – Scotty Bratcher, heavy guitar rock and blues
*$10 cash admission per person

Saturday, August 27
7pm – The Growlers, classic rock
Between acts – Ciera Flory, acoustic rock
8:30pm – Jay Jesse Johnson & Angela Combs, soulful rock
*$10 cash admission per person

For more information about the summer fundraising season at the Amphitheater follow the Preble County Historical Society on FaceBook or visit its website: http://www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com/.

The 2016 summer fundraising season at the Amphitheater would not be possible without the generous donations from these sponsors: Reid Health; Mike and Judy Raymond; LawnPlus; Complete Carpet Cleaning; Murphy Insurance; Summit Chiropractic; Preble County Development Partnership; Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Eaton Hometowne Furniture; LCNB; Preble County Chamber of Commerce; Gratis Eagles; TimkenSteel; Kettering Health Network; Henny Penny; Larkin Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC; David Sikora DDS; Remagen; Nelson & Janet Hardin; New Paris Kiwanis; The Eaton Place; The Twin Valley Bank; Lowman Heating & Air; Craig Hewitt DDS; Bullen Ultrasonics Inc.; and Wal-mart.

 


Antique Study Group.  August 2nd Meeting.

 

Our next meeting will be held in 1 week at the PCHS center on Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 pm.   Joan Melody Steinberger, lifelong New Paris resident and past PCHS board member for many years will be giving a talk on the Cedar Springs Hotel which was located just south of New Paris.  At one time, around the turn of the century, it was known for its natural Navahoe Spring water and soothing effects plus operated as well-known resort.  Guests Brian and Gretchen Nelson will also be attending the meeting as both lived in the current stone house at the Cedar Springs grounds and they too have some information and stories to share about the hotel and grounds.  Email me and copy Misti if you plan on attending the next ASG meeting to learn about the old Cedar Springs Hotel.   See you next Tuesday.

Sincerely,
Greg Arnett
Antique Study Group Chair

 


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.