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
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obtain any pictures, and information that our members or
the community may have for these people. Anyone
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On FOUNDERS DAY, June 17, 2017 Reily
celebrated 80 years of Reily History, the 70th year
of Reily's Volunteer Fire Department, the 10th year
anniversary of the Reily Historical Society and
Museum. We had a great turnout, the parade
started at 10:00 AM down Main Street. There were
beautiful horses, Indian Creek Tavern had a float,
there were many antique tractors and cars. Some
generation farmers had their grandchildren driving
their vintage tractors. We had State Representative
Candice Kelly and District 4 Ohio Senator Bill Coley
There were  pioneer camp re- enactments at the
Community center.   The  Hammond House
Museum was open all day for visitors.
We had hot dogs, fried chicken,potato wedges,
lemonade, ice cream and drinks. Our volunteer
firefighters and EMTs gave demonstrations on
saving farm workers  lives during grain bin
accidents,demonstrated the newly acquired CPR
machine, and the jaws of life complete with a two
car accident pulling the passengers out to save
them.  We are very lucky to have the local
firefighters and EMTS that we have in Reily, they
are very conscientious and caring with the latest
equipment and knowledge that goes with it.
Hanover Township was present as well and
supports Reily when needed. We had a great raffle
as well with a handmade knife from Beaver Bill
Keeler and a mountain bike from Bakers Hardware,
many other businesses donated as well. Another
great day in Reilys history.

The Reily Township Historical Society  met
on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Reily
Twp. Community Center, 6093 Reily –
illville road
Mr. Carl Ruther, present
ed, “The Story of
Butler County’s Early Industry and
Manufacturing”. His presentation  beg
with the very first companies that began
around 1800 and used water power from
the Great Miami River, Niles Tool Works
being one of them. Later other companies
took advantage of steam to power their
factories and they used the many railroads
that crisscrossed Butler County to market
their products.
Mr. Ruther is a Butler County native and a
retired industrial operations manager. His
interests are primarily the history of local