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Mission Statement

The Adams County Historical Society mission statement is to preserve the heritage of previous generations, educate future generations and create a better future.


Annual dues for membership in the Adams County Historical Society are $15 for a single membership and $25 for a family membership. Dues may be mailed to:

Adams County Historical Society
PO Box 306
West Union, OH 45693


The Society meetings are held in March, May, July, September, November, and December on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Heritage Center in West Union, OH or at a designated site.

Trustee meetings are April, June, August, and October on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Heritage Center.

Adams County Heritage Center

The Adams County Heritage Center site is located on St. Rt. 247 at 507 North Cherry St. in West Union, Ohio. The center includes a genealogical collection, museum, post office, and log house. This is open on Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. For more information about the center, call 937-544-8522 during those normal open hours.

Historical Society Projects

The Society has several continuing projects:

Items for Sale

The Adams County Historical Society has several items for sale at the Heritage Center. These include:

Item move mouse over item to see image) Price Shipping
Images of America - Adams County (book) by Stephen Kelley $23.50 $5.00
Cat's Meow of the Heritage Center $12.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of Wilson Soldiers Monument $12.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of West Union Methodist Church $15.00 $3.00
Cat's Meow of West Union Presbyterian Church $12.00 $3.00
Historical Collections of Adams County (book) $27.00 $5.00
Adams County Pictorial History (book) $30.00 $5.00
50th Anniversary Celebration of the World's Plowing Match in Peebles, Ohio (DVD) $5.00 $3.00
McHenry House (print) by Becky Hughes $20.00 $5.00
West Union Cook Book published in 1935 (reprint) (book) $11.00 $2.00

2020 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Location
March 9 6:00 PM Tentative trip to Eric Newman's maple syrup operation TBA
March 11 7:00 PM Program to be announced Heritage Center
July 13 6:00 PM Picnic meeting - Program on the history of West Union by John Wickerham Adams Lake State Park
August 15th 7:00 PM 12th Annual Cowboy Copas Concert - Admission $10 Blue Creek Gym - Blue Creek, OH
September 14th 6:00 PM Annual picnic meeting Glendale Park - Fawcet, OH
November 9th 7:00 PM Veteran's Day program Heritage Center
December 14th 7:00 PM Regular Meeting - Christmas Program Heritage Center
Meetings are normally held at the Heritage Center in West Union, although some regular meetings are changed to other locations - check local papers for details


Single membership $15.00
Family Membership $25.00

mail to the address below

Contact Information

The Adams County Historical Society
507 N. Cherry St.
PO Box 306
West Union, Ohio 45693

Phone: 937-544-8522
between 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. Thursday and Saturday
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