Events

2023 is our "Year of Restoration" and we are planning a very exciting year of events, programs, educational opportunities, and much more!

Please check back often for updates on our future happenings because you will not want to miss out !

If you want more up to date information, please email lisa@preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com to be added to our mailing list. -Thank you!

A Taste of Italy: Pasta and Wine

Saturday February 11th at 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of Pasta, Wine and a lot of fun with friends! We are excited for Buckeye Jakes and Old Schoolhouse Winery to walk us through the Wine and Pasta Tasting. This is a new twist on the old Wine & Chocolate Tasting! Try something NEW! Join us! We will be at the Grange Hall, located near the Preble County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6:45pm.

Saturday February 18th 10:00am- FREE!

Winter Forestry Hike with Special Guest Savannah Ballweg with the Preble Soil and Water Conservation District.

*No Registration Required

Even though our trees are bare for the season, they still have an amazing story to tell. We will learn how to identify local woodland species, and what techniques these plants use to survive winter year after year. Along the hike, we will also explore the dynamics of Southwest Ohio's forests over recent generations, as well as the region's ancient natural history. Binoculars are optional, but if you have a pair, bring them along!

Savannah has her Master's Degree in Forestry from OSU and her Bachelor's from Miami in Botany and Environmental Science. She has worked on multiple research projects in forest science and was also an instructor of plant identification courses. Please join us for this Free Program!

St. Patrick's Day Trivia Night

Saturday March 18th at 7:00pm

Join us for one of the BEST events of the year! This event has sold out every year. We will be at the Eaton Country Club this time. We have 80 seats available. Teams can consist of 8 or less. We will pair those with smaller teams! We will have food catered by Frosty's Catering, and great prizes! Get your tickets now!

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Saturday April 8th at 12:00noon!

We are beyond excited for the NEW EVENT! Come with you craziest, wildest hat! Prizes awarded for the best Mad Hat! We will be learning more about the historic Alice in Wonderland, tasting delicious teas while pairing with the incredible Girl Scout Cookies provided by our local scouts. This will be a JOYOUS outing on Easter Weekend!

Easter Sunday- Community Sunrise Service- FREE!

Sunday April 9th, 2023 at 8:00am- SAVE THE DATE

Bring your family, your friends, your neighbors, and church families to the Ampitheater for ONE service as a community on Easter Sunday. We have plenty of parking and a beautiful setting. No reservations and this is completely free.

3rd Annual Falcon Show in the Ampitheater!

Tuesday April 11th at 6:00pm (Raindate- 2/13)

This has been the most incredible event for kids of all ages! Adults LOVE this too! We will have food available and yummy treats from Vendors. Please call us 937-787-4256 if you have a group more than 10. We have group discounts available. You do not want to miss this! Get your tickets now!

2023 Calendar of Events: The Year of Restoration

February 11th- Pasta & Wine Event ** New Event**

March 18th- Trivia Night- St. Patrick's Day

April 8th- Ladies Tea Time **New Event**

April 9th- Sunrise Service- Easter on the Farm ** New Event**

April 11th- 3rd Annual Falcon Show

May 6th- Countywide - Scavenger Hunt **New Event**

May 21st- 3rd Annual Classic Car Cruise In & Annual Meeting

July 2nd- Annual Old Fashion Independence Day Fireworks

July 15th- Old Fashion 50's Festival & Drive-In Movie Night **New Event**

August 18th & 19th - Summer Music Festival ** New Event**

September 30th- Annual Fall Gathering/ Historical Days Festival

October 21st & 28th- Annual Cemetery Tours and Swartsel House Ghost Tours

November 18th- Community Trivia Night **New Event**


We will have 5 History Study Groups, 4 Trail Club Programs and 4 Educational Programs around Restoration as well in 2023. These are smaller free programs provided by our PCHS members.