What's Happening at the PCHS...

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New Executive Director at PCHS

Eaton, Ohio - Preble County Historical Society’s board of trustees announces the appointment of Misti Spillman as the nonprofit’s new executive director. Spillman took over the helm on December 15.
Spillman has experience in virtually all facets of historical museum and archives management. Most recently she served as education director of The Castle Historic House Museum in Marietta, Ohio, and at the Ohio Historical Society as Americorps Historian. At Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio, Spillman served as assistant director and archivist.
“It is exciting to join an organization with so many assets, including a creative board, dedicated volunteers, and rich historical collections,” Spillman commented. “I look forward to building upon PCHS’s strong reputation, educational impact, and legacy of achievement. We want to cultivate a strong, multigenerational model that will be enjoyed by our community for decades to come.”

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PCHS SARA SWARTSEL HALL of HONOR

In 2015 the Hall of Honor will induct its fifth membership class. Inductees must be deceased and have lived in Preble County at some point in their lives; further, they must meet one or more of the following requirements: have been outstanding in achievement in agriculture, arts, professions, politics, public service, education, or sports; or have a reputation that brings honor to the county, or personal commitment and service to the county; or had a lasting impact on the county.

You can make a nomination to the Hall of Honor by visiting the Preble County Historical Society’s web site at www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com and downloading an application to complete and submit. You also may email the Society at preblecountyhistoricalsociety@frontier.com or call the Society at 937-787-4256 and leave a message requesting a nomination form.

The deadline for submission for consideration for 2015 is APRIL 1, 2015.

READ MORE.... download the full PDF version of the Press Release!

 

Aukerman Creek Restoration Project

The Preble County Historical Society (PCHS) has been awarded an Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) Grant to aid in the restoration of a degraded section of Aukerman Creek on its property. The creek has suffered a history of environmental affliction in recent decades.

PCHS is also excited to announce that they will be collaborating with a team of Master Degree students in the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at Miami University on this project.

Please enjoy these short videos of the Restoration Project. Working toward a BETTER Preble County.
Video ONE Video TWO Video THREE
http://youtu.be/DT2XHfsAeuI http://youtu.be/SWPQpdHjqps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvGrykPK0Ag
The Preble County Historical Society continues to pursue our mission of preserving and protecting Preble County’s heritage, artifacts, environment, and ideas. Aspects of our mission include History, Cultural heritage, Agriculture, Education, Nature, and Conservation. As part of this mission, we strive to protect the integrity of our natural resources, such as Aukerman Creek, which runs within our 255 acre property in Lanier Township near the town of Gratis, Ohio.​

 

Learn MORE about this incredible preservation project!


More Upcoming Events!

Check our ongoing schedule.... at THE BULLETIN BOARD.

 

 

Governor Kasich Visits PCHS

See the Photo Gallery of the Visit!
Follow THIS LINK to the Gallery!

Visit our Lewisburg Log House at the PCHS today!

Experience the Wonder & Wisdom of History, Preservation, and Culture. Become a Proud Member of the Preble County Historical Society!
The Preble County Historical Society offers an extraordinary collection of programs, services, and historic exhibits to our community.
You can support this effort by becoming a member or renewing your membership in the PCHS for 2015.

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PCHS Board of Trustees

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