Non-profit corporation organized in 1971 with the mission to promote knowledge of Preble County and Ohio history and to collect, preserve, display, and maintain materials and objects of all types which have historical interest and significance to Preble County and Ohio.
The Society operates the Preble County Historical Center which provides a unique environment for the Society to pursue its mission. The Center is a 255-acre farmstead established in 1974 when Sara Swartsel conveyed her property to the Society. The property includes 108 tillable acres; 11-acres of museum grounds including a 19th century farmstead, two 1850's era brick farmhouses, two bank barns, 1813 log house, 1855 smokehouse, buggy shed, exhibit hall, 2 storage barns and activity grounds; six miles of hiking trails; several miles of wagon paths; creeks, native grasslands, heritage apple orchard, forested acreagae, and wetlands.
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