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Clermont County Historical Society


Welcome to the Clermont County Historical Society. We strive to preserve and interpret Clermont County, Ohio's history. CCHS has the unique role of being the keeper of the County's memories and heritage. Founded in 1958, we have been active for over 50 years. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Please explore this website, and feel free to reach out to us, please Contact Us.

Clermont County Historical Society August Meetings

Will be held on Friday August 19, at 7:30 pm in room McDonough 105, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. From the rear parking lot, enter the building at the entrance beneath the greenhouse and walk to the end of the hallway. Our featured speaker will be George West. President of Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. He will speak on the "Grassy Run Battle." The battle was the largest ever held in Clermont County. The Indians were lead by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and the frontiersmen by Simon Kenton.

The meeting is free and open to the public.
If you have an idea for a PROGRAM for our meetings in 2015, please let us know at


Each year the Clermont County Historical Society has a county history display that rotates among the ten county libraries. The 2016 display features "The Stonelick Covered Bridge Renovation." The display is open to the public during the regular hours of the library.

July-New Richmond
January 2017-Williamsburg

Gift Ideas

Do you struggle to think of gift ideas for friends and family who seem to have everything? Don't panic. We've come to the rescue with unique gifts for people who are hard to buy for. You might even find a few presents you'd like to purchase for yourself.

Visit the General Store for books and other historical items from Clermont County. Please order early as it take a couple weeks for delivery. We are sorry but we are not able to process credit card and only accept checks or money orders.

Another great gift for those hard to buy for is a membership to the Clermont County Historical Society.

Membership Benefits
1) Receive 10 monthly issues of our 6 page Clermont Historian", with news about current Society happenings, and historical stories of interest.
2) Attend 10 monthly meetings, with guest speaker programs. Normally, Winter meetings are at 12:30 pm. on the 4th Saturdays, Summer meetings at 7:30 pm. on the 3rd Fridays. Consult the "Calendar of Events" page.
3) Shop our General Store and take a 10% discount on all orders.
4) Receive discounts at other associated Ohio Historical Societies.

Mission Statement

To preserve, protect, and promote the historical heritage of Clermont County, Ohio for the betterment, enlightenment and well-being of its citizens by: Actively collecting and preserving historical records, documents, photographs and artifacts and making them available to the public; Disseminating information through interpretive exhibits, presentations, and publications to schools, civic organizations, local government, and the public; Encouraging the preservation of buildings, monuments, and sites of historical value; Cooperating with other historical societies and organizations having purposes in keeping with those of this Society.

Articles Link

CCHS office, museum & archives are open to the public from 1-4 pm the first Saturday of each month or by appointment (call 753-8672). The Williamsburg Historical Society, Harmony Hill, located in the same building is open at the same time. The building is located at 299 Third Street, Williamsburg. From the Main Street in Williamsburg go south on Third Street until it dead ends. Turn left on the gravel road to reach the building.


Open House

January 2
February 6
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 9- not open on July 2, because of holiday
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3


February 27 - Saturday
March 26 - Saturday
April 15 - Friday
May 20 - Friday
June 17 - Friday
July 16 - Saturday, a field trip
to Bethel Historical
Society Museum
August 19 - Friday
September 16 - Friday
October 22 - Saturday
November - No meeting
December - No meeting