Before renovation
On Founder's Day June 19, 2010, The Reily Historical Society
opened it's doors of the new museum at 6207 Main Street  
Reily, Ohio 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
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Reily Historical Society

Our Fall Program Calendar has begun. The caretakers of your
local historical archive are thrilled to invite you to three new
program events that will enlighten the whole family to the
amazing history of Reily Township and how we interacted with
the surrounding area. Bring your friends!

Don't forget to support the society with a donation or by
becoming a member. Please mail your donation to: RTHS
Treasurer, 189 Sample Rd., Oxford, OH 45056. Your support will
finance and maintain the Hammond House Historical Museum
and Archive; and fuel future education, communication &
research initiatives. Yearly we update our exhibits to reflect our
new discoveries.  You can see the difference you are making at
the museum each year and your support is appreciated.
The Reily Historical Society met on September 3rd at
The Reily Community center. Mr Dan Finfrock gave his
presentation on the history of Railroad lanterns. He
brought many different lanterns for us to see,their
purpose in the history of railroading was important to
lighting and signaling. He had examples of the
different types of lanterns starting with candle burning
lanterns. He showed the change in the designs over
the years and the reasons for changing the design and
types of fuel oils they burnt. Very interesting
presentation. Mr. Finfrock has collected these
lanterns for over sixty years.