The Swank Quilt

By Karen Ernst Some of you may have heard of the Miami Valley Album Quilts which were made late 1800’s-early 1900’s and primarily were quilters in the SE section of Darke County around Monroe Township, and in Miami County around Laura and Potsdam and also Phillipsburg in Montgomery County . Quilts were known for certain […]

Ted Martin

Featured Picture: Ted Martin Painting from Carol Martin Price Told by Carol Martin Price to Annette Stewart. Written by Barb Deis. This topic was sparked by an general inquirer about Ted Martin’s painting he had purchased from a vintage shop, to the AWTHS. From there, it was asked on the “You Know You’re from Arcanum” […]

Arcanum Horse Racing, Horse Tracks, and Darke County Fair

Featured Picture: Horse photo and info from Dixie Baker Kepler of her grandfather, Dale Baker and Peter-At-Law. Info is from William Gunder’s  and Anita Short’s book “Arcanum Chronicles”, chapter on Fast Horses. Fast horses and horse racing was of extreme importance to Darke County including the Arcanum area.  Among those horse lovers was Lon Smith […]

MILDRED ELIZABETH LAIRD MADDOCK

This blog is dedicated to Mildred Laird Maddock, grandmother of Janet Brown Rhoades.  This is Janet’s story written about her grandmother, Mildred, who died during the flu in 1918. Her beautiful sheet music and memorabilia was to be on display upstairs at the Arcanum Public Library during the month of May by the Arcanum Preservation […]

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