Feel free to browse through BCHS collection of Newsletters below.

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer programs, Model T’s and more! Click the link below for our Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 2022

October 5th, 2022|

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Summer Programs, Quilt Exhibit and more!

Click the link below for the Spring 2022 Newsletter.

spring 2022

May 24th, 2022|

Winter 2022 Newsletter

The 2022 Winter Newsletter is now available. Topics include our annual report, new board members, upcoming events and more!

Winter 2022 newsletter

February 10th, 2022|

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the Summer 2021 BCHS Newsletter. Featured in this issue is the return of summer programs, Members Only events, and much more!

Summer 2021

September 8th, 2021|

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the Spring 2021 BCHS Newsletter. Featured in this issue is the dedication our the arbor, Multi-generational summer program information, new exhibits, and much more!

Spring 2021

May 18th, 2021|

BCHS Winter 2021 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the Winter 2021 BCHS Newsletter. Featured in this issue is our Annual Report, 2020 Award winners, updates on the “Butler Boys” Flag, and much more!

Winter 2021

March 30th, 2021|

BCHS Fall 2020 Newsletter

Click the link below to read our Fall 2020 Newsletter. Featured in this issue is our award winning Driving Tours, updates on the Emma Ritchie renovations, The Civil War flag restoration project, and much more!

Fall 2020

January 27th, 2021|

Summer newsletter highlight

From our Summer 2014 newsletter:

The BCHS Costume Collection Gets Some Needed Attention

Prior to their graduation in May, two Miami University interns have been moving boxes, struggling with dress forms, stressing over spreadsheets and making fabulous costume discoveries. Mallory Hellenthal, an Art and Architectural History major and Michelle McVicker, an Individualized Studies student served as interns working with the extensive BCHS costume collection spring semester.

Mallory focused her attention on organization of the clothing and textiles collection, emphasizing what came to be known as the “attic collection”.  Multiple boxes that had been stored in the attic were brought downstairs and the artifacts in the boxes cataloged. Mallory developed a spreadsheet that defines each item, including a general description, approximate date, condition, donor, wearer and several other descriptors. She recently recorded her 1,200th item, with many more artifacts to be

Michelle spent her time on exhibits, interpreting the Butler County Theaters exhibition and three Benninghofen House bedrooms with clothing and accessories. Using borrowed dress forms, Michelle located the appropriate artifacts from the BCHS collection and dressed the forms, a difficult task given the custom clothing of the 19th century! Clothing from the 1880s, 1910s and 1920s is displayed in the bedrooms. Mallory provided valuable advice based on her prior exhibition experience. Michelle wrote text panels with appropriate images (photos or fashion plates) to put the artifacts in historical context for visitors.

Mallory will continue to volunteer with the costume collection at BCHS this summer and Michelle will serve as a costume intern at the Chicago Institute for the Arts. Sara Butler, BCHS Board member, mentored Mallory and Michelle during their internships.

Stop by the historical society soon to see the results of their hard work and some marvelous costume artifacts from the BCHS collection!

Download a pdf of the Summer 2014 newsletter here…

July 15th, 2014|

Winter 2014 Newsletter

The Winter 2014 Newsletter is now available on-line.

To view or download a .pdf file of the front and back pages, CLICK HERE.

To view or download a .pdf file of the President’s Report and a list of new acquisitions, CLICK HERE.

April 15th, 2014|
Go to Top