The society strives to preserve the past to tell the story of the people, town and community and educate the future generations of that heritage. Numerous books telling the history are continuously available on sale at the Historical Building include: The Secret Town – The Story of the Founding of Arcanum, Ohio; Arcanum, Ohio Business History (1852-1968); Arcanum Chronicles –( Opera House, Sports, Parade & Celebrations, Brig. Gen. Ed Sigerfoos, Grassville Quartette, Christmas, Chautauqua, Fast Horses, District 7 Ithaca School); Arcanum Chronicles Volume 2 – (Fire Department and Arcanum Public Library). To purchase any of these books contact: Barbara Deis at 678-7832, Bill Gunder at 692-8000, any Board Member or the society’s website.
The Historical Society maintains various activities and projects throughout the year, Euchre Parties on the first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. (open to the public), open house for public touring, educational tours for school children, Old Fashion Days activities, Farmers’ Market, aluminum can recycling and much, much more.
For more society history, events, Southern Darke County History, and available membership, check the website at www.arcanumistoricalsociety.org.