Our history

The Butler County Historical Society held their first meeting in 1924. 

The group met into the 1930s then became inactive until 1950 when a failed attempt to get the organization revitalized failed, then in 1960, under the leadership of J Campbell Brandon, the Society was brought back to an active organization.  The Society is a 501(c)3, private non-profit.

The Society owns four properties, consisting of six buildings and thousands of artifacts.  We have the largest collection in the county of documents, genealogical (family) collections, artifacts, and volumes pertaining to our county.

The mission of the Butler County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret the documents, artifacts and historical sites of Butler County’s rich heritage for the educational benefit of the public.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Andrew M. Menchyk, Jr., Esquire, President

Debi Kruger, Vice-President

Brian Abels, Secretary

Kenny Bonus, Treasurer

Nicki Dressler

Jeannie Gilkey

Lauren Lemmon-Hoffman

Steven J. Newcaster

Harry Schneider