Historical Society

Christmas on the Corner Dec. 14 & 15

The Monroe Historical Society is hosting its 2nd annual “Christmas on the Corner of Main & Elm St.” event the weekend of December 14 and 15, from 5-8pm.

An old fashion celebration with both museums “at the corner” decorated in holiday style, the event features Santa & Mrs. Claus, caroler’s from the Monroe High School choir, the Monroe Methodist Church Children’s Bell Choir, a dazzling luminaria display, treats for the kids and lots of great photo opportunities. There will be a special “Winter Wonderland” exhibit and upstairs of the main museum will feature a slideshow of hundreds of photos of Monroe from the early 1900’s and a display of vintage Christmas cards and post cards donated several years ago by the Paul family.

Free to the public – all ages encouraged to attend! Street address is 2 and 10 E. Elm Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050. For more information or event schedule, call (513) 539-2270 or visit their website at www.monroeoh-historicalsociety.org. Special tours also available.

Christmas on the Corner of Main & Elm

Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 5-8pm

Join the Monroe Historical Society for an old fashioned Christmas event complete with Santa Claus, a reading of The Night Before Christmas, The Monroe Methodist Church Children’s Bell Choir 5:30-6pm, The Monroe High School Choir 6-7:30pm, and a dazzling Luminaria display surrounding both museums! Open to the young and young at heart and admission is free! For more info call 539-2270 or visit our website at www.monroeoh-historicalsociety.org. Click on photo for complete flyer.


Historical Society Meeting August 30

Hey folks – it’s that time again… time for the 3rd General Membership Meeting and Program! Read more »

Garden Club/Historical Society Quarter Auction!

The Monroe Historical Society is joining with the Monroe Garden Club for a unique one-night only Quarter Auction!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21 at the new Library Community Room, 6 East Avenue. Doors open at 6:15pm for preview and auction starts promptly at 7pm. Bid paddles are $2 each & most items are only a 1 quarter bid! Read more »

The Monroe Historical Society needs yearbooks!

Monroe graduates! We are currently archiving Lemon-Monroe & Monroe High School yearbooks and there are a few that we need for our Genealogy Room:
1992 and each following year.

We would very much appreciate your donation and it will help us to preserve that important part of Monroe's heritage.

You can email us at info@monroeoh-historicalsociety.org, call the museum directly at 539-2270 or give Jane Majors a call at 539-7109.

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Monroe Historical Society Sets Board for 2012

--Welcomes back Anna Hale & newcomer Leslie Sumner

The Monroe Historical Society has elected its Board of Directors for 2012 and is very pleased to announce the return of Anna Hale to active status as Special Events Chair. Anna has a long history with the Society, including being one of the founding members in 1967. A 50+ year Monroe resident, Anna who is on City Council and recently served 2 years as the only female Vice-Mayor, is also active with the Garden Club & Presbyterian Church. Read more »

Monroe Historical Society December Program

The Monroe Historical Society’s final program of the year will be Sunday, December 11 at 2pm. The featured speaker will be Mr. Vincent Rush of Cincinnati Sports Photography. He will be discussing his time as a photographer with the USO and celebrities such as Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, & Wayne Newton. If you have ever seen any of Vince’s photos, you know what an amazing artist he is with a camera.
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Apple Butter October 1!

The Monroe Historical Society needs your help! The big Apple Butter/Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 at Garver Farm Market and we need pint & ½ pint jars. If you don’t have jars but still want to help, a small $5 or $10 donation will help us purchase new lids and caps, along with the apples, sugar, cinnamon and other ingredients. Read more »

Monroe Historical Society News – Summer 2011

Do you have fond memories of “the Lake” (1923-2006) or was your first job at LeSourdsville (later known as Americana)? Then you’ll want to join us on Saturday, July 16, from 10am-2pm as we welcome Scott Fowler, author of the new book: LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park.

Monroe Historical Society Museums Open

Beginning Saturday May 21, 2011 both museums of the Monroe Historical Society, located at 2 & 10 E. Elm Streets in downtown Monroe, will be open to the public from 10am - 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Museums feature rotating displays and admission is FREE! Read more »