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Historical Society

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.


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

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 of the Warner family enjoying summer picnic down by the river is circa 1892 and perhaps one of the oldest in the Warner collection. Mrs. Elizabeth Warner (Marion’s wife) is seen in the center, looking towards the camera, just to the right of the tree trunk. Doesn’t the hammock look relaxing?!
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

The Museum is open on MONDAY’s from 10am-12pm. 10 E. Elm St. Monroe, OH
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.

Pioneer Log Cabin.

circa 1797-1817

The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Monroe Legend - Vol 3, #1

Monroe Legend - Vol 3, #2

Monroe Legend - Vol 3, #3

Thursday, September 10 4pm-dusk
Monroe Community Park
500 S. Main Street, downtown Monroe
(rain date - Thursday, September 17, 2015  4pm)

Come to the cabin in the park and see a great variety of old and new classic cars, trucks, hotrods, motorcycles & tractors! Arrive hungry and support the Monroe Lion’s Club at the grill and the Mobile Cone for the best ice cream around! We’ll have a DJ spinning the oldies, free games for the kids compliments of the Monroe United Methodist Church, vendor booths, raffles & more!

Check out photos from the past 2 years and view REGISTRATION information to enter your car!

Get the FLYER!!!

Our next general program is Thursday, October 29 at 7pm.
Valerie Elliot of the Smith Library in Oxford will be discussing the local trail of the infamous Underground Railroad. FREE!
Monroe Community Room, 6 East Ave., Monroe 45050

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