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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.


Annual dues for membership in the Adams County Historical Society are $15 for a single membership and $25 for a family membership. Dues may be mailed to:

Adams County Historical Society
PO Box 306
West Union, OH 45693


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

2019 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Location
March 11 7:00 PM Showboat Majestic owners Joe & Cortnee Brumley Heritage Center
April 27 4:00 PM "Chinese Auction" for Heritage Center repairs Cherry Fork Gym
May 13 7:00 PM Regular Meeting Heritage Center
July 8 6:00 PM Picnic / Regular Meeting McCoy Park, Peebles
August 17 7:00 PM 11th Anniversary - Cowboy Copas Concert Blue Creek, OH
September 9 6:00 PM Annual Covered Dish Picnic Glendale Park - Fawcet, OH
September 27-28 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Heritage Days at John T. Wilson Home Tranquility, OH
November 11 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Veterans' Program Heritage Center
December 9 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.
PO Box 306
West Union, Ohio 45693

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