Have you ever wondered who the blues musician “Tee-Tot” was, why very few Native America place names survived in this area, or if the famous gangster John Dillinger actually rode down Commerce St. with a Tommy Gun by his side? The answers to these and many more local historical queries can be answered at the Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society room located inside the Butler County Library.
It’s not just the room that is an excellent resource for local history; the volunteers who man it every Tuesday are experts at local history. If they don’t know off hand the answer to your question, they can point you in the right direction to find it in their records. The family files are enough to keep any curious Butler County resident busy for weeks!
The Historical Society does much more than answer questions. As a group, they work to help preserve the cemeteries and written history of our county including family letters, legal papers, photographs and Bibles. And they can’t do any of that work without donations and yearly membership fees.
Annual membership to our local historical society is a great gift this holiday season for any friend or family member who has an interest in local history. For $18 per year, (cash or check only) each member receives a Quarterly journal with researched articles on our local history, and special access and support from the volunteer staff. Stop by our library on any Tuesday to purchase gift memberships for family and friends.