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 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.  

 

  October 6   9am-noon   Arnett Photo on Display along with Arnettsville (Pitsburg) Info

              

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SELF-GUIDED DRIVING AND WALKING TOURS

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.

 

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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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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.  Contact the Flora's.

 

UPCOMING:

November 3    9:00am-Noon   "The Baker Home's Story" Presentation and Display by Bill Baker.  Family line of Henry Sr. Baker and Elizabeth Poe and Elias Baker, Mary Baker, and George Baker along with the Mary Fancher Reunion.  Are you a Baker?  Come and find out.

 

November 8     7PM       Darke County Genealogical Society Presenting
Promoting genealogical research.  The organization helps to maintain a collection of genealogical and historical materials to facilitate the research in the library at Garst Museum.

 

ANNUEL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR November 23 Evening and 24th

 

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.