Ithaca Thomas Store

The Thomas Store…Ithaca Ohio At the intersection of Rt 503 and Cross Street, a building once stood known as The Thomas Store. According to the Greenville Daily Advocate, dated July 23, 1952, a clipping provided by the Greenville Library Genealogy Department, we read a few fascinating lines about The Thomas Store from the Newspaper.com site: […]

2022 Yearly Events & Programs

Please note AWTHS regular open hours are the First Saturday of the Month from 9-noon UNLESS noted otherwise. All programs (except noted) are free and open to the public, including students. April 9 Open 2-4 pm for the public and Arcanum Alumni. House Tours, displays, and research library. April 21 at 7pm-Jaime Marvin with perform […]

April Events

April open hours at AWTHS will change from April 2 to April 9 from 2-4pm. We will welcome AHS alumni for the Homecoming weekend as well as the general public. House tours will be conducted on the half hours with the last tour at 3:30. Please follow our AWTHS FB page and event for updates. […]

Gordon and the Families

One cannot tell the complete story without mentioning the Gordon family and history since we read about the naming of Gordon being from the “wife’s father” who was Phillip Gordon 1788-1857.  From the Greenville Advocate, Friday, April 28, 1967 we read Gordon’s name originally came from France and was pronounced Gourdon.  Due to troublesome times […]

County Roads

County Roads from newspaper clips. Route 9 will become a Federal Highway, part of the national highway system and will be known as No. 127.  The last pavement was laid, making a completely paved road from Cincinnati to the Michigan line.  (Arcanum Times March 26, 1931) Midway Bus Service Station.  State Highway 51 (later changed […]

March Events

March 5 from 9am-noon will be AWTHS regular Open First Saturday hours. Located at 123 W. George Street in Arcanum, the historic saloon and hotel later known as Beck’s Hotel and lastly the Wayne Trail Grange, became home to Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society. The house is open to tour with displays from Arcanum and […]

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