Our Journey from 1817 to Present Day
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!
Visiting Our Museums - 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 (513) 539-2270.
The 1910 General Store & “Chickahominy House” Museums located at 2 and 10 E. Elm Street in downtown Monroe are open on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm - 8pm (new hours!)
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Museum admission is FREE!
Gus Hinkle - livestock breeder
9/18/1918 - Gus “Doc” Hinkle and 2 of his prized stallions, Bismark & Bosseau. His farm became what we know as the Bake Farm on Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. A breeder of prized horses, rams and other livestock, it is believed Gus got his nickname from being the area’s first veterinarian.
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The 1st edition of the MONROE LEGEND newsletter is now online!
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Our museums are now open on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-8PM!
See the “Treasures from the Attic” display!
Spring Tea Fundraiser! Click HERE!