AWTHS will host open hours Saturday, March 2, from 9-noon at 123 West George in Arcanum. We always recommend appointments for research but visitors are always welcome to come in the browse the research library, old newspapers or the many books, photos and binders available. March 14 at 7pm our program will be Dayton*Union Railroad:
The following was written by Barb Deis some time ago for our library display and when AWTHS was compiling a brochure about the “historic driving tour” of Ithaca and Beech Grove. We felt our readers would enjoy the history of Ithaca, Ohio located in southern Darke County. Link for driving tour brochure: https://awths.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/HISTORIC-DRIVING-TOUR-Addendum2022.pdf Ithaca EUB
This was written by Barb Deis but is an interesting recollection of a faded community we often drive by on Rt. 503 and Arcanum-Hollansburg intersection. Perhaps it has been forgotten…maybe even unknown to many. If you have any old photos of Beech Grove, please contact AWTHS: [email protected]. Beech Grove Cemetery The Beech Grove Cemetery is
AWTHS has announced their program year for 2024. Please follow our blogs and AWTHS Facebook page for event listings and updates. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society. At each program a few memories will be shared about the historical society. Join us in September, 2024
How many of you really know about the founding of Arcanum? Or the AWTHS building-what it was before our organization purchased and restored it? If you aren’t familiar, please join us during our January 6, 2024 Open Hours on Saturday morning, as AWTHS will conduct building tours at 10am and 11am. RSVP’S are encouraged but
This blog is in memory of Elder Loami Ashley and is dedicated to descendant, Scott Ashley, who saw the very sad state of his burial grounds at Backman Cemetery and began a historical preservation project to remember this cemetery and it’s fallen. Elder Loami Ashley is the son of William Ashley and Rachel Howe Ashley.