About

Watch this video to learn more about our historical society!

To learn more about our collections and to see featured items, check out our collections page!

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.

Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor is to pay respects to those who have passed and contributed to our community in valuable ways. We have some truly incredible people in our Hall of Honor. Click here to see our current Hall of Honor.

If there is someone who you think needs recognition in our Hall of Honor please let us know by filling out this application.

hall_of_honor_book_2020.pdf

Where else can you find us?

Click on the links below to see where else you can find information about the Preble County Historical Society!

Preble County Chamber of Commerce

Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau

PCHS Historic Plaque Application 8-22-19.pdf

Preble County Historic Plaque

Preble County has many significant historic places; that's why the Preble County Historical Society, with the help of its generous donors, has its historic plaque program. This program allows for historic places to be recognized and for their stories to be preserved. If you know of a location deserving of a historic plaque, fill out this application.