Friday, May 29, 2015

Updated Guidelines for AWTHS Including Library

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society’s Reference Library has updated their guidelines for research and donations. For research it is advisable to call for an appointment at 937-692-6462. Our open hours are the First Saturday of the month from 9-noon. Summer hours include open most Saturday mornings unless a Coffee and Conversation is scheduled. Please bring a CD or flash drive if you wish to have a copy of a digital photo or document when researching. Please note our new e-mail:

Our digital files were recently organized and are available for viewing. We have around 4,000 photos of Southern Darke County in our collection available through the computer and various organized binders.

We currently are seeking Ithaca or Beech Grove artifacts, photos, and memorabilia. This corresponds with our historic self-guided driving tour the society is sponsoring. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded from the event page at

For donating acquisitions to the library and research please refer to our guidelines available at under the “Research” tab. We are still accepting family histories in paper form or digital. To avoid duplicates please search the “Reference Materials List”. For donation of photos, please keep size to 8 X 10 to fit into binders. Due to space, storage, and display issues please call for larger items at 692-6462 or to donate. Photos and paper items do not weather well; please, do not leave items on the outside porch or in the door. If you are unable to drop off during open hours, please call for a time or appointment. Other items may be mailed to: Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society Attention Genealogy, PO Box 4, Arcanum, OH 45304. Documents to include in our digital files may be emailed to: We accept originals and quality copies of photos and materials relating to Southern Darke County area including Pitsburg, Arcanum, New Madison, Gordon, Ithaca, Castine as well as school, church, village’s reference materials and family histories. We are currently in need of census records, births, marriages, and cemetery records. For all other donations that are not reference library materials (photos, books, family histories) please call Carolyn Furlong or Carolyn Troutwine.

Summer events include the historic driving tour, Summer Saturday Open House Hours, Coffee and Conversation series, and we will be participating in the Volunteer Fair in Greenville on June 5. Stop by and visit us.

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