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We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler.  This web site is intended to inform you of the society's goals, accomplishments, and activities.  These achievements are the result of an ambitious plan to collect, restore and preserve the unique history of Butler Township and Vandalia.

Our country's historic sites allow us to learn first hand about our national history and our diverse regional and cultural identities.  Without the preservation of historic places in our communities, a tangible part of our culture that teaches us who we are as Americans could be lost forever.

We're making history...and you can, too!

The Historical Society of Vandalia and Butler Township has been actively collecting, preserving and displaying local treasures of our predecessors for over thirty years.  The Society's primary purpose has been to make every effort to reach out and make our local history available to everyone, and this continues to be our overwhelming commitment.

Hence, sharing our new web site with you "in the comfort of your home" is just another way we can reach out and keep everyone informed as to the many museum structures, photos, stories, maps, etc., that await you when you, your family and friends visit our beautiful, tranquil and spacious grounds.

The undertaking of exciting and informative new projects, such as the preparation and creation of this web site, is just another challenge that we accept as a necessity for keeping our Society functioning in this very fast moving 21st century.  This period will surely be remembered as the New Age of Communication and we must stay abreast or fall behind.  Thus, the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler Board of Trustees has aptly chosen to use this electronic resource as a tool to improve our communication network.  This, along with our newsletter, will allow us to better inform our members, associates and friends we have not yet met, about the functions of our Society and likewise, we will attempt to reach the younger historians who want to know more about their ancestors and this precious, history rich area of southwest Ohio.

Therefore, we count on you as one of our most important assets.  The Vandalia and Butler Township family of supporters and other friends of the Society give because they care about preserving the local history and heritage of Vandalia and Butler Township and the continuation of this Society for future generations.

Your donation will aid in safeguarding our local treasures and help guarantee a future worthy of our past.


The Mission of the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler is to perpetuate the history of the Vandalia-Butler Community and to educate people about the importance of this history.

important news & upcoming events

  • Click Here to review/print/download our NEW Business/Organization membership letter/application.
  • Click HERE to review/print/download our Meeting House Rental Application .
  • Help the HSV-B at our fundraiser April 24, 25, & 26 at Bob Evans on Miller Lane. Please print out the flyer and give to your wait staff. Click Here for Flyer
  • Next General meeting Police Chief Doug Knight will be our speaker and the topic is: Keeping Vandalia Safe, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Meeting is at Vandalia Senior Citizen Center and starts at 7 PM.
  • Annual Christmas Lighting Display: For more information about the Brandon Reaver Historical Society Christmas Lighting Display at the Historical Society on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays ending on December 21st please see Brandon's website at www.reaverchristmaslights.com
  • Museum Open Houses  April - October, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1-3 PM Special tours by appointment.
  • See a Map and get driving directions from Yahoo! Maps.
  • Vandalia Arts website Click Here
  • Board meetings are now the 2nd Monday of each month.