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.
Hauling Tomatoes - July 30, 1914
Marion Warner was an artist before he was a druggist & store owner. Photography was obviously his hobby & he often combined the two by drawing on his picture negatives. The photo above is a perfect example - he drew the big tomatoes onto Charles Shafors coal wagon and made a comic postcard that he sold in his store!