Events

2022 is our "Year of Education" 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!

2022 Calendar of Upcoming Events

History Study Group- FREE Programs!

Thanks to the Preble County Historical Society Memberships that we receive each year, we are able to provide FREE History Education Programs each month. At any time, you can join us. You DO NOT have to be a current member. These activities are for all. You do not need to register for these programs except the Courthouse Tour in July. If you have any questions, please contact brittany@preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 937-787-4256.

Cost: FREE Programs. Donations appreciated!

Saturday May 7th, 2022 - Run for the Roses

Kentucky Derby Party- FREE (Also, Lisa's Birthday!)

We will have activities for the family, food vendors, games and more! There is no admission. It is a FREE event and tickets aren't needed. We will have Virgin Mint Julips (Disney Receipe) for everyone. Don't forget to wear your Derby Hat for our contest. Our trails will be open to hike as well. There will be a special marked trail for the horses. The West Alex Fire Department will be on Patrol for safty. PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Join Us!

Sunday May 22nd, 2022

PCHS Annual Meeting

Please join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting at 1:00pm at the Amphitheater. We will be presenting our 2021 Awards for: Volunteer of the Year, Business and Organization of the Year as well as present our 2022 Scholarship Award Winner and Historic Plaque Recipiant. We are excited to have you all attend as this is an important meeting to show your support. Please join us!

Sunday May 22nd

Washington Motor Car

100th Birthday Celebration- FREE

We are ready and excited to celebrate the kick off to the 100th Birthday Tour in 2022! We will have cupckaes and cookies to celebrate this beautiful piece of Preble County History at 4:00pm with the "Cutting of the Cake". If you would like more information about donating to our Endowment Trust Fund in the Washington's Honor, please call 937-787-4256. We would like to be able to create a maintenance fund to help preserve this treasure for another 50 years!

Sunday May 22nd, 2022 3:00-7:00pm

Classic Cruise-in- FREE

We are excited for our 2nd Annual Classic Car Cruise In. If you would like to bring your car, truck or other classic vehicle to park, please do! We will start parking cars at 2:00pm. Please do not show up earlier since we will still be setting up. This is a FREE event! We will have food trucks, vendors and fun for the whole family. This will take place at 7693 Swartsel Road Eaton Ohio 45320. We will also have People's Choice Awards to give out again this year! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Saturday June 18th, 2022 (Raindate: 6/19)

Bridges, Bikes, and Blues

We are very excited to partner this year with the Lewisburg Historical Society who will host the finale party/ ice cream social, food and music celebration. You will start at the Preble County Historical Society at 7693 Swartsel Road Eaton Ohio 45320, with Registration beginning at 11:00am and we will bless the bikes and send you on your way around 12:30pm. There will be 8 historic covered bridges on your route. The Preble County Sheriff's Department will lead the route and stop traffic for safety. There will be one water/ restroom stop at Toney Farms and then end in Lewisburg for a fun event. Every dollar helps continue the mission to promote our covered bridges in Preble County so THANK YOU!... Please ask about Group Discounts of 50 or more bikes.

Sunday July 3rd, 2022 (Gates OPEN at 4:00pm) Annual Fireworks Event

In 2021, we celebrated with almost 7,000 people. It was our biggest event in the organizations history. We are excited to have everyone back as we celebrate "America's Pastime". The Flat Out Band will once again be entertaining us with our brand new "Hype Squad"! We will have even more vendors, food, a second beer tent open and TONS of activities for the kids. This is a whole family affair. Mark your calendars NOW! There is no admission to this event other than a $10 Parking Fee at the gate.

If you would like to send in a donation, we would gladly accept. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, every dollar counts. THANK YOU!

Saturday July 23rd, 2022 5:00-8:00pm

Mary Bullen and Polly Kronenberger's Residence (Jubilee Barn) Only 100 tickets available. This was a sold out event in 2021. Reserve your tickets while they last. This year, we will be celebrating with friends with a Hawaiian Luau Theme. Wear your bright colors and come ready to Hula! Lisa will be teaching a dance to those who want to learn. We will have a Pork Roast with Drinks and Dessert! Who doesn't love a good Summer Party? BOOK NOW!

Friday August 5th, 2022 7pm

Ryan and Rose- $10

Kids 5 & Under FREE

Please join us on Friday Night August 5th at 7:00pm at the Ampitheater for some Friday Night Fun! We will have food vendors, beer and great music! This duo is incredible. Please help us continue supporting music in the parks by getting your tickets soon! Help spread the word and JOIN US!

Friday August 12th 7pm

Alexis Gomez- $10

Kids 5 & Under- FREE

Ahhhhhh! Alexis Gomez will be in the house on Friday August 12th at 7:00pm. We are thrilled that she accepted our invitation to perform for PCHS and dedicate her evening to our fundrasier. Please help us keep music alive in the parks and get your tickets soon! There will be food vendors, beer tent and drinks! Bring your lawn chairs if you'd like. Relax and Enjoy!