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

2016 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Location
March 14 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Speaker: Tom Cross Heritage Center
May 9 7:00 PM Regular Meeting Heritage Center
July 11 6:00 PM Regular Meeting Panther Park
August 20 7:00 PM Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert Blue Creek Community Center
Sept 12 6:00 PM Annual Covered Dish Picnic Glendale Park
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 9:00 AM Adams County Heritage Day John T. Wilson Homestead Heritage Day Program - Click Here
November 14 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Veterans' Program Heritage Center
December 12 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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