Preble County Historical Society.

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PCHS Contact Information

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937-787-4256

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Amphitheater Schedule


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Saturday July 18 - Idol & Ticket to Ride

3PM – Preble County Idol Eaton Regional Finals - FREE

SEE the July 18th Idol Event Page!

7PM – Ticket to Ride: Beatles Tribute Band Costumes from the Ed Sullivan Show , and and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Band $10/person

SEE the july 18th beatles Event Page! • TICKET TO RIDE!




Saturday August 15
- Pure Grain and Dallas Moore Bands

7PM - Pure Grain and Dallas Moore Bands

Two “Outlaw Country” bands in the tradition of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings

$10/person

SEE the August 15th Event Page!



Sunday August 23
- Worley Boys / Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

4PM - Worley Boys

6:30PM - Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

“Bluegrass and Gospel”

$10/person

SEE the August 23rd Event Page! SOON!

Antique Study Group... Meeting Review and Schedule!



I wanted to thank all of you that made it out to the Antique Study Group meeting last Tuesday, July 7th. Even though it was a rainy wet evening, the 1903 Model A did start up and it was driven on the Society grounds, so a little history was made! We even had Jeremy from the Register Herald make it out and take several videos and pictures.

That following Wednesday Sheryl and I made our way to Michigan and made a stop to the Henry Ford Museum. While viewing the museums 1903 Model A we were able to talk to a curator about our Model A; he was amazed that we even had a 1903 Model A, let alone a running Model A. He was able to set me up with access to their museum automotive website so I can access various pictures and information about their Model A to use as a reference for us. He also strongly encouraged us to trailer up our 1903 and attend one of America’s longest running Antique Auto shows on September 12th and 13th (see the link below) at Greenfield Village to celebrate early automobiles and talk to others about the vehicle. Once we get the car running top notch, it may be something to consider (with proper insurance coverage, etc.)

https://www.thehenryford.org/events/oldCarFestival.aspx

 

We will skip the August Antique Study Group due to it being the week of the Preble County Fair, but I will send a reminder out several weeks in advance for the September meeting.

 

The Aukerman Creek Restoration Project

The Aukerman Creek restoration project exemplifies our efforts in continuing this mission. Aukerman Creek was named after John Aukerman (History 1881). In 1804 he settled at the mouth of what since has been known as Aukerman Creek. His legacy has endured throughout the history of Preble County along with the creek.

Aukerman Creek, a tributary within the Twin Creek Watershed, travels through the Preble County Historical Society nature reserve . Sections of the stream have deteriorated and severe erosion has become a paramount concern, threatening infrastructure in the area. Several stream banks of Aukerman Creek are experiencing mass wasting. The rate of the erosion in this area is estimated to be at 1.04 tons per year for every linear foot of stream bank ( 2014).

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Preble County Herb Society UPDATES

Herbal Tea Luncheon. April 11, 2015 PHOTO GALLERY: See all the photos from this great event. Presentation this year was "The Language of Flowers" presented by Janell Foust.




Preble County Herb Society SCHEDULE of EVENTS

Spring Schedule.





After 2 June, we will meet again in August 2015.


 

PCHS Annual Meeting 2015 • April 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Preble County Fine Arts Center

• SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY NOW.

The Annual Meeting WAS HELD Sunday, April 12, at the

The following service awards were presented: Lifetime Dedication Award; Years of Service Award; Sara Swartsel Volunteer of the Year Award; Business of the Year Award; New Volunteer of the Year Award.Preble County Fines Arts Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

•• Yearly Meeting Minutes 2014
••• Yearly Meeting Minutes 2015

The Guest Speaker, Monica Rakovan gave an excellent presentation and overview of the recent Aukerman Creek Restoration Project.

See the Photo Gallery of this Event!