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
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Founder's Day was a great day in spite of the bad weather, thanks
to The Reily Historical Society, the Reily Township Fire Department
and trustees and the community. Good turn out and everyone had
a good time. The dedication ceremony was very nice and the sun
came out so we could go and participate at the old site of the
Bunker Hill Universalist Church on Reily Millville Road to see the
unveiling of the new historic marker. The cemetery is beautiful
thanks to our friends at Metro Parks and the community. The
Daughters and sons of The American Revolution were there with
wonderful artifacts and information about that time period. The
Blue Rifle pioneers were there also, some brave souls camped.
We couldn't have our much loved Reily parade, due to the rain,
maybe next year.
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
October 10, ANNUAL FALL MUM SALE 10:00-4:00 at the Hammond
House Museum in Reily. Proceeds got to our museum. Beautiful
plants from Moeller's Greenhouse for sale. Our museum will be
open that day and a special presentation will be on display of
Eleanor Ottos's antique hat colection.
The Reily Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday,
October 6, 2015 at the Reily Twp. Community Center, 6093 Reily –
Millville Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Mr. George Ironstrack, Program Director, Myaamia Center, Miami
University, will discuss, “Neepwaantiinki – Partners in Learning:
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University”. The Miami
Tribe, which inhabited a portion of the lower Great Lakes region
including Southwest Ohio until the 1800”s, and Miami University
are linked through history and a growing mutually enriching
relationship. Indigenous communities across the country
continue the struggle to preserve their identities that are
expressed through their languages and cultures, the Miami Tribe
of Oklahoma and Miami University have found ways to reverse
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.