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.  




April 21, 2018  1-4pm  Open for Trojan Alumni  Homecoming.  Come prior to the evening activities.  Honoring the AHS classes of 1943,1968, 1993 and 2018.  


Note:  We will only be open April 7 (First Saturday of Month) BY APPOINTMENT especially for F-M Alumni guest and those out of town.  However, contact AWTHS for a time by e-mail.


May 10, 2018  7pm   Dr. Dave Farst, who was the town's veterinarian and  recently retired.  Dr. Farst graduated from Ohio State University school of veterinary medicine.  He took over the practice of Dr. Danforth Cox.  Please plan to attend.


Summer Farmers Market   Need Vendors     Contact Sharon Troutwine


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






Enjoy our Self-Guided Driving Tour of selected old One and Two Room School Houses in Twin and Van Buren Township.  Come in and pick up a brochure for your tour and learn about these school locations on our map. Download the brochure below. 

Other tours we offer are of Southern Darke County featuring "Ithaca" as well as the map of AWTHS Designated Historic Sites around town and the area.  Check out the beautiful old buildings and landmarks.  Brochures and maps are located at AWTHS.

Final School House Brochure




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



Darke County Center of the Arts * Jill Jack * May 3rd       7:00 p.m.  Contact Center of the Arts for tickets.


Summer Farmers Market*          Contact Sharon Troutwine to be a vendor*     Start first Saturday in June*   Looking for produce, baked goods, antiques and quality crafts 


Summer   Coffee & Conversation Series:     10-11:30 AM

June 9     JoAnne Hill           July 14     Sutton Family        August 11    Franklin and Monroe Township


September 13  7pm    David Hart Representing Wounded Warrior and Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation.  Supporting our injured Veterans and Gold Star families.

David Hart, is a former US Army Ranger and Pathfinder, and a founding member of Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team with over 6,000 jumps. He is also co-founder of the Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation, hosting over 50 combat injured warriors and fallen hero families for 4 days of bonding, healing and life enriching fun in Southwest Ohio. During his presentation he will talk about many  of his most memorable skydives, including his jump over Ground Zero NYC on the 7th Anniversary of Sep 11, 2007, and talk about some of the inspiring Purple Hearts and Gold Stars he has taken skydiving. Website: www.WarriorWTR.com


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.