EATON — The Preble County Room, Preble County District Library’s Genealogy and History Department, has announced the return of the third annual Genealogy and History Fair on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 450 South Barron Street in Eaton.
The Genealogy and History Fair provides valuable information to researchers and historians relevant to their genealogy or local history without traveling far. With one visit to the genealogy fair, visitors will have an understanding of the local places and services available to help along any research journey.
Participating organizations include Preble County Room, Preble County Historical Society, Lewisburg Historical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Midpointe Library, Brookville Historical Society, Montgomery County Ohio Genealogical Society, Arcanum Wayne Trace Historical Society, Greenville Public Library, Garst Museum, and Wayne County Indiana Genealogy Society.
Individuals participating include Rachel Davidson, who specializes in World War II Heroes of Roselawn Cemetery, Fred Schreel, who specializes in Henry Burns Muzzleloaders, and Scott’s Clocks, who will be available to explain the history of visitors’ clocks and watches.
The event will also have food available from Chuck Wagon and Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Kids will enjoy activities provided by the Preble County District Library Youth Department. DNA kits from Ancestry.com, along with three baskets of goodies, will be raffled off in a drawing.
Preble County District Library will also host a book sale during the event with proceeds benefiting library services and programs. The sale will feature a large selection of books, movies, CDs, and more. There are no set prices during the book sale, and all sales are by donation only.
The Genealogy and History Fair is an outdoor event. The rain date is scheduled for July 16.