Miamisburg Historical Society History
With an original membership of almost 30, the Miamisburg Historical Society
began in 1967, becoming the 166th historical organization in Ohio. Since that
time, the Miamisburg Historical Society has continued to bridge the gap between
the present and the past through public education, social functions and the
preservation of local landmarks, the most significant being the Daniel Gebhart
Tavern Museum, which served as a gathering place for local residents and as a
resting place for those traveling through the area from 1811 until the
mid-1800's. Today the fully restored log tavern is home to a wide variety of
artifacts and memorabilia relating to the history of the area. Research
materials, including genealogy resources, are also available. The Gebhart Tavern museum
is located on the corner of Lock Street and Old Main Street in Miamisburg. Hours
of operation are Sunday afternoons, May through October, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. or
by appointment upon request.
Through such activities, the Miamisburg Historical Society has succeeded in
making our community aware that appreciating and preserving our past enriches
our lives today. We are also trying to preserve oral history and genealogy.
Miamisburg has a special uniqueness; a uniqueness that is worth understanding
and protecting. Our commercial buildings, neighborhoods, landscape and river all
The Miamisburg Historical Society’s close working relationship with city
officials allows our community to move into the future without losing our past,
giving Miamisburg a visual sense of stability, harmony and history. It is a
community that has been here since 1818 and is a community that, with the help
and guidance of those who treasure what Miamisburg has to offer, will be here
for many years to come.
The Miamisburg Historical Society is a volunteer organization dedicated to the
collection and preservation of data, artifacts and memorabilia relating to the
history of the Star City and Miami Township. The Miamisburg Historical Society
invites others who love and appreciate Miamisburg to join the Society in its
search for our past as a means of enhancing our lives today, and the lives of
future generations. It is your town. It is your Society. Join today!
The Executive Board of the Miamisburg Historical Society meets the third
Thursday of the month at the Market Square Building. Meetings are open to the public. The society
membership and the public are invited to attend eleven programs or events
sponsored by MHS each year, including annual favorites such as Christmas at the
Tavern and the Summer Picnic in the Park held at Mound Park. The Tavern Log
Newsletter is published six times a year to entertain members with historical
information and highlight ongoing committee projects, society sponsored
activities and new archival donations.