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
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
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At our September 1, 2015 meeting, retired teacher, Floyd Hann, of
Hamilton, presented “Reily Township Remembers When”. He
reminisced about the players, coaches, opposing teams, and the
games leading up the Butler County Basketball Championship in
1956, which was won by Reily HS.
Mr. Hann was a member of the Reily HS teaching staff from
September 1955 to June 1959. During that time he taught Social
Studies, was the school’s Athletic Director, and coached
baseball and basketball. He retired from teaching in 1982.
Some members of the Butler County 1956
Championship basketball team.
Another successful Founder's Day in Reily on
June 18th. Great community participation, good
food, and lots of fun.
The Reily Township Historical Society met on Tuesday, October
4, 2016 at the Reily Twp. Community Center.
Mr. Dan Finfrock, educator and local historian, presented “The
Bridges over the Great Miami River at Hamilton.” Mr. Finfrock
discussed the various bridges at Hamilton and the surrounding
area beginning with the mid-1800’s and discussed their
location, size, construction, and how they met their demise. Mr
Finfrock gave a very intersesting slide show presentation.
The Reily Township Historical Society met on Tuesday,
February 7th, at 7:00 PM at The
Reily Township Community Center. Our speaker, Karen
Wiggins discussed "Presidential First Ladies-Martha to
She shared her collection of Madame Alexander dolls each
wearing a dress that was a replica of their inauguration
gown in the period in which they lived in the White House.
She gave us some little known facts about the first ladies ,
presidents and the White House itself.
The Reily Township Historical Society met on Tuesday, March 7,
2017, at the Reily Twp. Community Center. Mr. Carl Ruther
presented “Niles Tool Works, a Butler County Manufacturing
Giant.” Niles Tool Works began operations in the mid-1800’s in
Hamilton and continued operations into the mid-1900’s. Niles
Tool made steam engines, steam locomotives and later lathes
for other manufacturing companies. Mr. Ruther gave a very
interesting program about early Hamilton, which at one time had
17 foundaries. He touched on encouraging young people to
become interested in the manufacturing of industrial tools and
robotics, so that the US. can compete and bring back our
patents. and manufacturing.
Mr. Ruther is a Butler County native and a retired industrial
operations manager. His interests are primarily the history of
local industry. We have asked him to return with his many
illustrations and videos.