Monday, January 16, 2012


The regular meeting of the VAHS will be held Thursday, January 26th at 7 pm at the Museum.  Join us as we continue to create your area museum.  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

“Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” to Return this Winter

The Versailles Area Historical Society is excited to announce its new speaker series for this upcoming winter. “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” was such a wonderful success we are thrilled to be able to offer it again!

This year’s series begins on January 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. when we welcome Versailles native,” Jack Turpen in “Versailles Remembered, a visual film made by C.E. Pitsenbarger in the 1930’s of the Versailles businesses that thrived after the 1901 fire.

The second event will be on February 19, 2012 when we welcome Darke County author, Rita Arnold who will share the paranormal activities around the county. Several members of the Darke County Center for the Arts will share several stories in the first person. Come and bring your local tales to tell!

Get out your dancing shoes and your appetite! Our last afternoon will be on March 18, 2012 when Jimmy Baltes, Ann Subler, & Suzie Barga will be remembering the old days in Frenchtown. From Baltes’ Restaurant to the Crystal Ballroom, great times will be shared, bring your souvenirs and who knows maybe we’ll even get a song or two!

A special treat is coming in June:

The Versailles Area Historical Society is excited to announce a special “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum”.  On Father’s Day, June 17, 2012 we will welcome to the museum Versailles High School Alumni and Ohio Northern University, and the University of Richmond (Virginia) graduate and Civil War expert, Ryland Breeding. He will return home to share a presentation entitled Faith of Our Fathers, Ohioans in the Civil War”.  This is one afternoon you will not want to miss!  Plan now on attending and welcoming home our local scholar and treat Dad to a very special afternoon.


The Versailles Area Historical Society is looking forward to the new year.  Lots of work to do and much progress to be made at the museum.
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