The Preble County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation organized in 1971 committed to promoting the knowledge of Preble County and to collecting, preserving, displaying, and maintaining materials and objects of all types which have historical interest and significance to Preble County.

The Preble County Historical Society is located at the intersection of three state routes (503, 122, and 725) in southeast Preble County. The Center is a 255-acre farmstead established in 1974 when Sara Swartsel conveyed her property to the Society. The property includes the following resources:

  • 50 tillable acres leased for farming operations

  • 11 acres of museum grounds, including a farmstead built in 1860, an 1813 log house, Exhibit Hall building, an 1855 smokehouse and approximately 5 miles of hiking trails. Overall, there is 255 acres.

Visitor Hours


Tuesdays 4:00-7:00pm

Thursdays 10:00-2:00pm

We are working very hard to organize and prepare for our incredible 2022 YEAR!


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.

  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you don't live with (“social distancing”) at all times. This might make some open areas, trails, and paths better to use than others.

  • Avoid gathering with people you don't live with.

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.