We are open the First  Saturday Morning of the Month  for building tours, displays, and the reference library for research from 9am-noon.  It is recommended to schedule an appointment for research so volunteers can be prepared.  Please call or e-mail  to make arrangements.  contact@arcanumhistoricalsociety.org.  

On Saturday, December 1 we will be open from 9am-11:30am.  Research from 9am-11am.  We will close early this date.  Please arrive early if plan to research.  Thank You.    Can also purchase books or memberships for Christmas gifts.  Please bring exact change or checks.




See our post on FB of preserved historic buildings and homes in Southern Darke County.  AWTHS offers three tours of the area which takes in some of these sites:  Ithaca Driving Tour, Old School House Driving Tour and a Arcanum Walking Tour of the town.
Brochures can be downloaded from the "Digital Files" tab.




Book the AWTHS building today for your graduation party, bridal or baby shower, reunion or family get togethers or dinners.  We can accomodate small groups or open house type parties.  Call Carolyn Furlong at 548-6556




Stop in and visit our home of the present AWTHS.   Lewis Deitrich purchased the lot in 1894 and construction began of the brick building for a saloon and hotel. We have Lewis (Louis) and Christina's wall portraits on loan to view. Tour and learn the history as well as visit the many displays including our "old schools" of the area and the Marj Heyduck display case.  Past businesses of Arcanum and surrounding area are featured as well as clubs and the military


  Euchre Party 1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month 1:00.  Contact the Flora's.



January 5, 2019   1:00pm   At AWTHS   Second "Baker Family Group Project" Meeting. 

Presenters will be:  Gale Honeyman, Bill Baker, Tom Pedtke and Annette Stewart.  If you would like to share your Baker history and story please come.  We are focusing on Michael Baker and Catherine Smucker family as well as Henry Baker Sr. and Elizabeth Poe and related families.  Email AWTHS and we can connect you with our "group email" chair to keep up-to-date as well as provide an agenda for the day.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE  –   Buy your 2019 Membership Now  –   Form on front page of website
Mail form with payment or contact Sharon Troutwine.  Can be dropped of at Jerry Kramer's office in Arcanum, 601 N. Main.  Also during Open Hours at AWTHS.

VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED!  Contact AWTHS how you can help-volunteers are the backbone of our society.

January 10, 2019   6:30pm   Membership Pizza Dinner     New members and volunteers are welcome.

March 7, 2019    7:00 p.m.   Darke County Center of the Arts Coffee House performance held at  AWTHS.  Performer: Lee Murdock.

March 14, 2019 7:00 p.m.  Jerry Stichter, auctioneer and appraiser. ‚Äč

May 9, 2019   Darryl Mehaffie  7:00 p.m.

Programs or meetings are held January, March, May and again in the fall,  (September and November ) the second Thursday evening of the month unless noted.