Events Calendar

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.

Our Speakers Series will continue after the Annual "History Walk" on Sunday, October 9th.
A Schedule will be announced - Stay Tuned     

Annual Fall "HISTORY WALK"
Black Swamp/Greenlawn Cemetery


A Gala & Birthday Celebration for the Benefit of the Versailles Area Historical Society will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Winery at Versailles.
This will be a special evening you won’t want to miss! So mark your calendars now and plan to help us commemorate the 151st Birthday for northern Darke County’s own Annie Oakley. Music will be provided by the talents of “Garcia & Scott.”  Watch for details of this upcoming event. Tickets will be limited for this special evening and this great cause.


Versailles Area to Have Museum
The Versailles Area Historical Society accepted the donation of the former Versailles Medical Center from Wayne Hospital Board of Directors on December 16, 2010.  The building was purchased for $1.00
This site will be the new headquarters for the Versailles Area Historical Society(VAHS) as they transform the building into a museum to showcase the history of Northern Darke County.  

Pictured (l to r):  Beverly Brown, VAHS Treasurer; Tom Guillozet, Attorney for Wayne HeathCare and VAHS; Sarah Magoto, VAHS Secretary; Deb Pohl, (accepting deed) VAHS President; Ron Kramer, VAHS Vice President;  Alice Huffman, VAHS Trustee; Jim Kelch, VAHS Trustee; Wayne Deschambeau (presenting deed) Wayne HeathCare CEO; Evelyn Simons, VAHS Trustee; Larry Roll, Wayne Hospital Board Member; Brad Bixler, Wayne Hospital Board Chairman.     
Photo by Langston Graphics, Inc.

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