Dedicated to preserving and protecting Preble County heritage, artifacts, memories, and ideas.

From the early 1800s to modern day, Preble County has rich farming and rural traditions to treasure. The Historical Society has a wealth of historical materials, from family photographs and records to old-time clothing, buggies, and a 1903 Model A Ford.

Through its programs, exhibits, educational programs, and special events, and library and archives, Preble County Historical Society puts you in touch with local history.


Visitors from around the world have unlocked family histories at the Preble County Room. Staff and volunteers have spent countless hours compiling and organizing historic public records, family histories, and military histories from the Preble County area, as well as collecting history books from every corner of the state of Ohio.

When your search takes you out of the state, the Preble County Room has access to national resources, including, Heritage Quest, and many others.

If you can’t make the trip to the Preble County Room, call or email for professional research assistance.

Join the hundreds of local, national, and international visitors to the Preble County Room for your research.