On Founder's Day June 19, 2010, The Reily
Historical Society opened it's doors of the new
museum from 2:00-4:00 to the public. Everyone
was impressed by the great renovation and the
things inside that we have already
accumulated. We need many more things to
share with the community. If you have any Reily
antiques, pictures, household items, furniture
etc. that you would like to donate, or loan, for
display, please let us know.
We post requests from people who email the website for
information on their family history. It will be useful to
obtain any pictures, and information that our members
or the community may have for these people. Anyone
wanting to post a request email us
Melvin Smith bottom row far left, next to him Louis Schulte,
second from right bottom row is John Weeks. Charlie Stinger
third from rt. top row. Harold Hill top row far left.
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On March 3rd, The Reily Historical Society had our
annual "Show and Tell". We had some very
interesting artifacts brought in by local residents
and members. We saw a great Native American
artifact collection found in the Butler and Franklin
County areas. We viewed an original oil painting of
Walker Chapel in Reily Township by a member's
grandmother. There was an antique paper
stapler, cigar molds, freight stamps an old
newspaper article, as well as a very old church
ledger and Sunday school record of a local church.
Tuesday, at the Reily Twp. Community Center,
6093 Reily Millville Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Retired teacher and Middletown resident, Bob
Gast will present, “Bicycling Ocean to Ocean”. Mr.
Gast, who grew up in Reily Township, rode his
bicycle over 4000 miles from the Oregon coast to
Virginia Beach in the late 80’s. The trip took him
through 10 states and over the Continental Divide.
His famous bicycle was donated to our museum.
Members and non-members are welcome.
Refreshments will be served. The business
meeting starts at 7 pm and the program begins at
approximately 7:20 pm.
Lee Fisher will discuss the Hopewell and Adena
Cultures and their Ohio earthworks.
FOUNDER'S DAY- JUNE 20TH -SAVE THE DATE!
This years theme is centered around the historic
Bunker Hill Cemetery and Bunker Hill Universalist
Church. We will have a dedication to the
Revolutionary and Civil War Veterans who gave
their lives and are laid to rest there.
Sept 1: Speaker Floyd Hann, former Reily High
School teacher and winning basketball coach.