The Preble County Historical Society - where an exciting past is your future. This non-profit organization was organized in 1971 and just celebrated 50 years with the mission to preserve and promote Preble County history for all generations. The center is a 255-acre farmstead located at 7693 Swartsel Road in Eaton Ohio (off Ohio 122 South). The property includes an 1860’s original farmhouse, an 1813 Log Home, a Bank Barn, an 1855 Smokehouse, and a Large Exhibit Hall full of collections from all around Preble County. Recently the society built a brand-new outdoor education and events center, to host educational groups, schools, homeschool clubs, scouting activities, small weddings, and other programs. You will also find 5 hiking trails on the property full of exploration, native plants, bridges, and a historic creek that runs through. You can also find a large outdoor amphitheater for concerts, theatre productions, dance recitals, and more. If you would like to schedule your group, small or large, please contact us to book your program. We are excited about our 2023 theme "The Year of Restoration". The possibilities are endless. Our park is OPEN 7 days a week from dawn until dusk.  


"To be the resource to preserve and promote the knowledge and history of Preble County for all generations."


Visitor Hours

 Tuesdays 4-7pm & Thursdays 10-2pm

We are also available by email Monday-Friday throughout the week for questions. 

lisa@preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com- Lisa White, Executive Director of Business, Marketing & Education

brittany@preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com- Brittany Corwin, Director of History & Collections



Please feel free to use our picnic area and trails from dawn until dusk. This is a great way to spend time with your families while social distancing.

Let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you!

What's Happening at the Historical Society?

Check out our calendar to see upcoming events and activities! Also visit our events page to see what we do throughout the year.