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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!
January 1918 saw one of the largest snowfalls on record. The above photo is a familiar scene - the corner of S. Main St & Lebanon St., across from the city building. The house on the right is the former Monroe Lounge, the one on the left is Abacus Tax Service. In 1918, they were the homes of Clarence F. Warner & Dr. William S. Snow.
About Us
Read our Monroe Legend Newsletter!
To receive your copy by mail, become a Society Member!
Volunteer Opportunities!

Monroe Legend - Vol 2, #2

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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.

The  Historical Society is always in need of dedicated volunteers to help us with the many facets of running our three museums and preserving the history of Monroe.

You are welcome to join any of our standing committee’s - Acquisition & Preservation, Finance, Membership, Program and Publicity - which are chaired by member’s of our Board of Directors.

We also have various other ways you can assist us - Preservation, Exhibits, Tour Guide, Special Events, Newsletter, Fundraising, Grants, Yard or Building Maintenance, Research, Filing and Copying or Photography. Maybe you have a special skill we don’t realize we need!

To learn more, contact us or call our Office Manager, Elaine Kuth. 539-2270. Feel free to stop by - we are open Mondays from 10am-12pm!

Community Program - Mark Your Calendar!

Thursday, January 29 at 7pm - Movie Night!
In cooperation with Monroe Local Schools, we will be showing the 2004 documentary - the Lemon-Monroe History Project. Made and produced by Tom Burklow and his students, this 90 minute movie highlights the history of our high school.
Held at the East Ave Community Room - 6 East Ave., Next to the Lending Library. FREE!

Pioneer Log Cabin.

circa 1797-1817

January 20, 1918

Monroe Legend - Vol 3, #1