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.
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 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.
Steamboats on the River - August 13, 1911
Not all of the photos taken by Marion Warner were of Monroe. The one above is likely taken on a family trip to Duluth Minnesota via the Ohio River. We have several images that appear to be from this collection. The steamwheeler in front is the Hoosier & the one behind is the RJ Armstrong. A dam is visible in the background.