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We want to welcome you to the
Monroe Ohio Historical Society!
We operate three (3) museums: an 1800’s era log cabin, a 1910 General Store, and our home, a replica of the Williamsburg Virginia, Chickahominy House.

Become a Society member!

Only $10/yr!  JOIN TODAY!

As you browse our pages, remember:
Every day you are a part of our history and the memories you make along the way are your living legacy to your family and your community.

Located in Butler County, Ohio, the Monroe Historical Society’s mission is to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret the proud history of hometown Monroe!

We are located at 10 E. Elm Street.

The Monroe Historical Society has the perfect gift for the history lover!


Postcards of 1910 Monroe  -  $1

T-Shirts with log cabin logo  -  $5

Collectible Replica’s  -  $10

Monroe History Books  -  $5

11” x 17” Log Cabin Prints  -  $5

Wooden Tree Ornaments  -  $5

Call or email us today to place an order.

(513) 539-2270

Credit Cards accepted via PayPal

This photo is one of over 840 glass plate negatives in our museum collection.
Taken between 1892 - 1920 by Marion G. Warner who owned the general store at Main & Elm St (our 1910 building), these priceless artifacts of historic Monroe were found by Mr. James Price in an outdoor shed when the building next door (where our main museum is today) was being prepared for demolition.
Now digitized for preservation, we can’t thank Jim enough for saving this treasured collection!
This undated photo was taken at the corner of S. Main St and Lebanon St, looking east. The big house to the left belonged to Clarence F. Warner. You might remember it as the Monroe Lounge. His blacksmith shop & Paragon Plow Works were across the street, where the Post Office is today. The small white brick house up on the right was a lodger home, offering meals and overnight accommodations for travelers on the Cincinnati-Dayton Pike.
About Us
Read our Monroe Legend Newsletter!
To receive your copy by mail, become a Society Member!

Monroe Legend - Vol 2, #2

Monroe Legend - Vol 2, #3

Monroe Legend - Vol 2, #4

We are open on MONDAY’s from 10am-12pm.
We are always happy to accommodate groups or schools to tour our museums, including the pioneer log cabin in the park. Call us to schedule at (513) 539-2270.

FREE - Community Program!

Thursday, April 30 at 7pm

Civil War Letters, Diaries, and Quilts by Raven Parris of Bella Quilts. This popular program includes a moving Civil War letter reading and display of CW-era quilts.
Held at the East Ave Community Room -
6 East Ave., Next to the Lending Library. FREE!

Pioneer Log Cabin.

circa 1797-1817

S. Main & Lebanon Streets

Monroe Legend - Vol 3, #1


The Monroe Historical Society's Spring Tea will be Saturday, May 9th. There are four seating’s: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm. Each time will seat a maximum 8 people and small parties will be combined. Due to the limited seating, we ask that reservations be prepaid by May 1. Please contact or leave a message with
Leslie Sumner at (513) 539-1036 to make a reservation.
You will receive a call back confirming your reservation.    

(Subject to change)

Carrot Mint Soup
Cucumber tea sandwiches
Radish tea sandwiches
Chicken salad
Deviled eggs
Asparagus quiche

Vanilla bean scones
with lemon curd, raspberry jelly and cream
Scotch shortbread
French macaroons
Strawberry shortcake