Open Doors September 17

Some of AWTHS collections. AWTHS will be a part of Ohio’s Open Doors on September 17 from 1-5pm at 123 West George in Arcanum, Ohio. We are a host site for Ohio Open Doors–a 10 day event when Ohio historic buildings and landmarks open their doors for special tours and events. We’ve created a special […]

Underground Railroads Stations Preble County

Donne Hayden was our speaker at AWTHS in June and did a wonderful presentation on the Quakers in Preble County, Darke County and IN. There was a voluminous amount of material presented on many topics including the Underground Railroad Stations, routes, and people involved. Here we’ve included a small sample if you wish to follow […]

Mary Wert Thatcher

Mary was born November 10, 1807 in New Jersey to Nancy Slater and Godfrey Wert per Ancestry.com.  Her mother passed away in 1810 and the father must have remarried as there is recordings of half brothers and half sisters.  Actually 12 siblings! Mary married Moses Thatcher in 1831 when she was 24 years old.  Her […]

Mollie Clark and Sylvester Rynearson

Sylvester and Mollie (Clark) Rynearson and son Eddy 1882. This is one of the families we plan to mention at our July 9 Ithaca Cemetery program at 9am. Mollie was the daughter of John and Sarah Clark who lived on Littles Road, west of Arcanum. We aren’t going to “spill all the beans” but give […]

July Events

William Colville July AWTHS Events: July 2 Open Hours at AWTHS 9-noon. July 9 at Ithaca Cemetery beginning at 9am-“If These Stones Could Talk: live in-person program on early settlers. Rain date July 16. These photos are some of the characters and places we will be talking about at the Ithaca Cemetery: John Colville, Mary […]

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