Adams County Historical Society
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Mission Statement

The Adams County Historical Society mission statement is to preserve the heritage of previous generations, educate future generations and create a better future.


The Society meetings are held in March, May, July, September, November, and December on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Heritage Center in West Union, OH or at a designated site.

Trustee meetings are April, June, August, and October on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Heritage Center.

Adams County Heritage Center

The Adams County Heritage Center site is located on St. Rt. 247 at 507 North Cherry St. in West Union, Ohio. The center includes a genealogical collection, museum, post office, and log house. This is open on Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. For more information about the center, call 937-544-8522 during those normal open hours.

Historical Society Projects

The Society has several continuing projects:

Items for Sale

The Adams County Historical Society has several items for sale at the Heritage Center. These include:

Item move mouse over item to see image) Price Shipping
Images of America - Adams County (book) by Stephen Kelley $23.50 $5.00
Cat's Meow of the Heritage Center $12.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of Wilson Soldiers Monument $12.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of West Union Methodist Church $15.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of West Union Presbyterian Church $12.00 $3.00
Historical Collections of Adams County (book) $27.00 $5.00
Adams County Pictorial History (book) $30.00 $5.00
50th Anniversary Celebration of the World's Plowing Match in Peebles, Ohio (DVD) $5.00 $3.00
McHenry House (print) by Becky Hughes $20.00 $5.00
West Union Cook Book published in 1935 (reprint) (book) $11.00 $2.00

2017 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Location
March 13 6:00 PM Regular Meeting - Presentation: Newman Maple Syrup Farm Wilson Homestead
April 22 8:15 AM 9th Annual Bus Tour of Chillicothe (1st Ohio capitol) Departing from Peebles Marathon Tour Information - Click Here
May 8 7:00 PM Regular Meeting Heritage Center
July 9-15   Special exhibit of 60th Anniverary of 1957 World Plowing Match Adams County Fair
July 10 6:00 PM Regular Meeting Jacktown Park
August 26 7:00 PM Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert Blue Creek Community Center Concert Flyer - Click Here
September 11 6:00 PM Annual Covered Dish Picnic Glandale Park - Fawcet, OH
September 29-30   Adams County Heritage Day John T. Wilson Homestead
October 7-8   Draft Horse Field Days Glendale Park - Fawcet, OH
November 13 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Veterans' Program Heritage Center
December 11 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Christmas Program Heritage Center
Meetings are normally held at the Heritage Center in West Union, although some regular meetings are changed to other locations - check local papers for details

Contact Information

The Adams County Historical Society
507 N. Cherry St.
West Union, Ohio 45693

Phone: 937-544-8522
between 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. Thursday and Saturday
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