May Events

May AWTHS Events: May 6 students assist Serve Arcanum. May 7 Open Hours 9-noon at AWTHS including research library. May 12 at 7pm Todd Clemmons will present about the Dayton-Union Railroad system and it’s influence on Arcanum and the surrounding community. Guests will be invited to share their stories and experiences. Todd is preparing to […]

Interurban Traction Line

This info was written by William Gunder, past member, researcher and writer of AWTHS. Bill was working on articles on transportation, including the railroad and traction line, previous to his passing in 2015. Those of you who are familiar with Arcanum’s history, know Bill’s great grandfather, William Gunder was the Founder of Arcanum. This information […]

Historical Society Network

AWTHS is part of the Historical Society Network, HSN for short, formed out of Preble County Historical Society for like minded historical societies and organizations who are historically engaged and wish to preserve history while helping promote historical societies and activities in general. Please visit the HSN and view the exciting podcasts and archives that […]

Thomas Family of Ithaca

People in photo: Back Row-Wm Thomas, Percy Hamilton, Clarence Colville, Henry Colville, Wm. McInturf. Front Row-Jeanette Brock Burke, Ruth Thomas, Glen Thomas, unknown. Jacob and Mary Thomas History Jake or Jacob Thomas started the Thomas Store in Ithaca prior to the Civil War in 1859. We don’t have a lot of info on this first […]

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