PCHS: ‘New generations preserving the past’


From Preble County Historical Society



Barbara Cox, a local retired teacher and the 2021 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, spent time at the Preble County Historical Society teaching directors Lisa White and Brittany Corwin how to run the education programs in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House.

Barbara Cox, a local retired teacher and the 2021 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, spent time at the Preble County Historical Society teaching directors Lisa White and Brittany Corwin how to run the education programs in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House.


EATON — As the school year wraps up, and the field trips are back after the Covid-19 pandemic, so many are thankful to be back to tradition.

One of those traditions returned this year after a three year hiatus.

Barbara Cox, a local retired teacher and the 2021 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, spent time at the Preble County Historical Society teaching directors Lisa White and Brittany Corwin how to run the education programs in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House.

Passing on the traditions of candle dipping and corn bread making means a great deal to people who have enjoyed this for years.

“It was surreal to think that Mrs. Cox taught Brittany, our now Director of History when she was in third grade and now she is passing on the tradition to teach this program to others,” said PCHS Executive Director Lisa White.

“We now have kids telling us that their parents came here on field trips at their age and had the famous cornbread,” said Corwin. “It’s just great to celebrate the Year of Education and even more importantly passing on traditions.”

Thanks to Harold Niehaus, PCHS President for his quote and the PCHS’ current motto, “New generations preserving the past.”

Barbara Cox, a local retired teacher and the 2021 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, spent time at the Preble County Historical Society teaching directors Lisa White and Brittany Corwin how to run the education programs in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2022/05/web1_pchs.jpgBarbara Cox, a local retired teacher and the 2021 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, spent time at the Preble County Historical Society teaching directors Lisa White and Brittany Corwin how to run the education programs in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House.

From Preble County Historical Society