Before renovation
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 are going to 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 at:
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.

June 28th, Saturday-  Founder's Day was
great.  Eastfork Junction gave us Bluegrass
music to tap our feet to. The grilled brats
and hot dogs were tasty.  Kids of all ages
had fun and participated in the parade. We
kept the lemonade and ice cream coming to
hungry and thirsty Reily residents. It was
hot,but the rain held off. The Reily Fire
Department and EMTs put on a
demonstration showing how they can use an
impressive piece of equipment to save a
farm worker from grain bin accidents. We
are a lucky community to have this kind of
equipment and knowledge in our  town. The
theme for Founder's Day this year was
Family Farms and Farm Families. Many of our
Reily Family Farms were recognized with a
plaque on Founder's Day. We are a unique
community with generation farms still going
strong. Our museum was open all afternoon
with a new look and more artifacts than ever
to view.  Thank you to all who participated to
make this year a success.
At our October 7th, meeting , Thomas
Stander, a retired teacher and local
historian gave a factual and sometimes
humorous account of the famous bank
robbery in Reily in 1907.  The man thought to
be behind it, Joseph A. Urmston made it to
Cincinnati by train and was never seen
again.  The five men blew up the Mosler
safe after 9 attempts and made off with the
money. There were shots fired,  Reily
seemed  like an old Western movie by Mr.
Stander's account.
Our November 11th Thanksgiving dinner was
great. There were a lot of new faces, as well as
our old friends. Food was delicious. Mark
Banks and his group, The Southern Singers
and Drummers, performed an inspiring
ceremony with prayer, music and dance.  He
honored our Veterans and spoke of how
important family is. Shawnee Waters
performed a wonderful Native American dance.
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Reily Historical Society Christmas Open House
Sunday December 7th, 1:00-3:00 at The
Hammond House Museum
. We sold all of our
from Moeller's Greenhouse. Santa
was great with the
kids and grandkids.  New
visitors toured our museum as well as return
visitors enjoying our new items.