Sep 30, 2013

Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society opens

ARCANUM - The AWTHS house and reference library will be open October 5 from 9 am until noon. It is located at 123 W. George Street in Arcanum. This is the Open First Saturday of Month hours.

A slide show of various events and buildings in Arcanum and Southern Darke County will be up and running for guests. Stop by and visit. The reference library and personal collections contain great old and some current photos of the village, buildings, events, families, early transportation, and schools including Arcanum-Butler and Franklin-Monroe as well as many of the old one and two room school houses in the area.

They are still looking for info and photos on the following old school houses: In Twin Twp.; District #3 located on NE corner of Clark and Loop Road, Brown #8 on Grubbs-Rex Road west of Gordan-Landis Rd, and Zenger on the West side of Rt. 503 near Darke-Preble Co. Line Rd. In Monroe, Swamp Poodle #7 east side of Snorf-Jones Road north of Stocker Road. Franklin; Lowery #4 located NW corner of Hogpath and Red River West Grove Road. Butler; District #3 on Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, west of Weaver’s Station Road and east of Harter Road, District #9 south side of Route 722, west of Castine and east of Route 726. Please call 692-6462 if any of these old photos on these schools are found, or e-mail or send copy of scan to: webmaster@arcanumhistoricalsociety.org. Check out the web site for updated reference list of newly acquired materials at www.arcanumhistoricalsociety.org. House and library also open by appointment.

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