PCHS seeking volunteers

R-H staff

PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Historical Society is seeking volunteers.

Anyone who would like to help preserve Preble County history for generations to come is asked to contact the Preble County Historical Society.

Volunteers can help with chosen events, give time to the updating of collections, and even help document important history for future generations to explore.

Many of the members of the society help with events like the Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration, the Ghost tours, the recently added Haunted Hayrides, and other events involving living history.

The Preble County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation organized in 1971 with the mission to promote knowledge of Preble County and to collect, preserve, display, and maintain 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 resources of 50 tillable acres leased for farming operations, 11 acres of museum grounds, including a 19th century farmstead, an 1813 log house, Exhibit Hall building, an 1855 smokehouse and over six miles of hiking trails.

To learn more about the PCHS you are encouraged to visit the website at http://www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.org or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/preblehistory/

Anyone interested in volunteering or even becoming a member or board member, feel free to contact Executive Director Misti Spillman at 937-787-4256; via email at preblecountyhistoricalsociety@frontier.com; or through Harold Niehaus, Board President at harold.niehaus@yahoo.com.

R-H staff