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Monroe Historical Society
P.O. Box 82, Monroe, OH
(513) 539-2270

The Main Street museum campus is open by appointment, excluding holidays. The log cabin is open for special events, and by appointment

Hours of Operation

Welcome to the Monroe Ohio Historical Society!  We operate three museums:

  • An 1800’s era log cabin, located in Monroe Community Park 
  • 1910 General Store 
  • A replica of the Williamsburg, Virginia Chickahominy House, which serves as our flagship museum and administrative offices

The Main Street museum campus is open by appointment, excluding holidays. The log cabin is open for special events, and by appointment.

M.H.S. Store

We have many unique items available for purchase.

These would make wonderful gifts for that “hard to buy for” person on your list!!

  • Wooden Replicas of old Monroe
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Sesquicentennial coins
  • Society logo shirts
  • Rare local history books

Limited quantities are on hand!

Stop into the Historical Society during business hours and purchase today!


President – Christina McElfresh
Vice President – Dr. Kelly Meyer
Corr. Secretary/Publicity –  Kristie A. Keithley
Treasurer – Lora Stillman
Assistant Treasurer/Membership – Mary Maurer
Curator – Dorothy Smith
Assistant Curator – Jo Hutsenpiller
Recording Secretary – Judy Shillinglaw
Director – Dan Clark
Director/Facilities – Jim Price
Director/Special Events – Anna Hale

Log Cabin – Mike Kuth
Past President – Joyce Tannreuther
Past President – Jane Majors
Window  Display – Pat Williams
Exhibit Assistant – Nancy Bolton
IT Director – John Crist

                                             2016 Upcoming Events

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Past M.H.S. Events

Commemorative Brick Sale!

The Monroe Historical Society is selling these bricks to assist with the preservation of Monroe’s continuing history. The bricks may be engraved with the names of people, clubs, business, or anyone that the purchaser wishes to honor. Bricks may be ordered to celebrate a retirement, birthday, wedding, class graduation year, or memorable event.  These bricks are part of the walkway leading to the entrance of the Museum at 10 East Elm Street. The bricks may contain three lines of type, with each line containing fourteen spaces. This includes every letter, number, punctuation mark, and space between words or names. The Monroe Historical Society reserves the right to refuse any wording deemed as inappropriate. Orders cannot be accepted by telephone to assure the accuracy of the order. 

Payments may be made by check and returned with this form to Monroe Historical Society, P.O. Box 82, Monroe, OH 45050. For more information, please contact us at (513) 539-2270. CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM!

1822 Brick
Tornado Brick 1969
Monroe Lions Brick
City Building Brick

1910 General Store/Museum
1910 General Store/Museum
Located in Monroe Community Park Log Cabin Circa 1797-1817
Pioneer Log Cabin. circa 1797-1817

Located in Monroe Community Park Log Cabin Plaque 

Pioneer Log Cabin Plaque. circa 1797-1817

Utilize our fully interactive map below! More Historic Locations to be added soon! 

Monroe Historical Society

1910 General Store/Museum


Historic Buggy Factory

Site of the Original Monroe National Bank. Rebuilt in 1953

Methodist Church.

Bakers Hill. John Baker (first settler in Monroe) built his log cabin here prior to 1800.

Catholic Church. Began as Seven Dolors Parish in the 1870's

Mount Airy. Built just after the Civil War by Thomas Jefferson Conover.

North Monroe Cemetery

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