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WINTER HOURS:

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.  

 

                     

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January 11, 2018    7PM    Pizza Party With Annual Election of Officers and Annual Business Meeting          

                                                                                   

 Pizza, salads and desserts will be provided 7:00 p.m. Thursday January  11th.  We will eat prior to the annual meeting.  Everyone is invited to share the casual dinner supplied by AWTHS board members.  This is a time to reflect on the past accomplishments of our historical society and  look to the new year. 

 

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
                                                          

 

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‚Äč HISTORIC SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR OF OLD SCHOOLS:

Enjoy our Self-Guided Driving Tour of selected old One and Two Room School Houses in Twin and Van Buren Township this fall.  Come in and pick up a brochure for your tour and learn about these school locations on our map.  Brochures will also be available at several locations in Arcanum as well as Greenville:  Arcanum Public Library, Darke County Visitor Bureau, and Garst.  Or download the brochure below and check out our updates on our FB page under "events".  History tidbits and photos of the schools and points of interest are added periodically.  

Final School House Brochure

                                                               

 

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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.

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  Euchre Party 1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month 1:00

 

UPCOMING:

Thursday *March 1, 2018 * 7:00 p.m.  Note change from "Second Thursday Evening of Month".

 Guest: Curtis Schafer,  Arcanum Public Library Director

 

Darke County Center of the Arts * Jill Jack * May 3rd       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.