PIQUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION
MS-136, the Piqua Historical Society Collection, was added to the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collections in February, 2006. The collection is housed in one box, consisting of 9 Series and 29 file folders. The material includes lists of members from 1978-1991, bank records, a catalog of artifacts found by John Rayner, various certificates and proclamations, and a collection of historical magazines and articles. There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
MS-136, the Piqua Historical Society Collection, contains 9 Series and 29 file folders in one box:
Box 1 –
SERIES I – Historical Society members – 1978-1991
SERIES II – Bank Statements
SERIES III – Cancelled Checks
SERIES IV – Catalog of artifacts found by J.A. Rayner
SERIES V – Certificates & Proclamations
SERIES VI – Records & Programs
SERIES VII – A.B. Graham
SERIES VIII – Taxpayer I.D.
SERIES IX – magazines & articles
In the fall of 1975 three members of the Board of Trustees of the Piqua Historical Museum began to formulate a plan for the organization of a local historical society.
The museum was only three years old and new volunteers were needed to aid in its growth. A society was formally incorporated on January 30, 1976 with Janet K. Koon, Howard B. Hogston, and Donald Bertling serving as the first trustees. In December 1976 Miss Mary Mitchell, a member of an early Piqua family, is credited with purchasing the new organization’s first membership.
Organizational meetings were held in March and April of 1977. The first recorded formal meeting was May 17, 1977 when the Society elected its first officers. They were Bruce Hogston, president; Dick Palsgrove, vice-president; Bonnie Searles, secretary; and James Oda, treasurer.
- Membership Book, 1978-86
- 1987 Membership Slips
- 1988 Membership Slips
- 1989 Membership Slips
- 1990 Membership Slips
- 1991 Membership Slips
- N.D. Membership Slips
- 1990-91 Historical Society Members
- 1978 Deposit Slips
- 1979 Deposit Slips
- 1980 Deposit Slips
- 1981 Deposit Slips
- 1982 Deposit Slips
- 1983 Deposit Slips
- Nov. 1989 balance sheet – 5/3 Bank
- Cancelled Checks, 1985-90
- Items/catalog of artifacts found by J.A. Rayner
- Certificate of Appreciation from Main Street, Piqua – 1993
- Proclamation from Ohio Historical Society – 1985
- Program from 3rd Annual Music Festival – PHS – June 1, 1917
- Report Card of Grace Ashton – Grade 4, 1886
- Facts concerning A.B. Graham, founder of 4-H
- Taxpayer I.D.for Historical Society – 1991
- “Ohio Preservation” – Nov/Dec – 1991
- “Historic Ohio” – c. Aug. 1945 (?)
- N.D. #1 – Ohio Lands by Auditor of State
N.D. #2 – Early American Miami Co. History
1991 – Historical Register – “Legal Profession in the 1820’s”
27. The African American Awards – Sept. 1991 – Washington, D.C.
28. “Echoes” – Sept-Dec., 1993
29. “The Historical Register”-March/April, 1993