Want to know more about Camden's fascinating history?

Stop by our Camden Archives in our beautifully restored Town Hall.  The Archives is an amazing curated collection of historical documents, items, memorabilia, photos and files representing all 200 years of Camden's rich and varied history.

Who was the famous author from Camden?  The world-renowned opera singer?  Did you know a Camdenite is responsible for beginning the soap box derby?  Or that the Camden was once a booming industrial force in Preble County? You can find why folks came by train from across the southwest Ohio to hear and attend world-class entertainment, events and concerts at Camden's Town Hall.

The Camden Archives has an extensive curated collection related to Camden area citizens, organizations, businesses, and history. It contains numerous publications and as well as hundreds of historic photographs and physical artifacts, many of which are displayed throughout the Camden Town Hall building, as well as displayed or stored within the Archives Room.

Learn more about Camden by visiting during their open hours (listed below) and our volunteers can help you find just about anything you might be looking for.  And then some. You can learn more about Camden History via the online versions of The1968 Sesquicentennial Book and the History of Camden Ohio 1803-1855 book by Ruth Neff.  You will find links to both books here.

History of Camden Oh 1803-1955 by Ruth Neff

Ohio History in Our Own BackyardCamden was recently featured on the "History in our own Backyard" series. This video highlights some of Camden's rich and interesting history.

Camden Archives Room
Camden Town Hall
56 W. Central Avenue
P.O. Box 1
Camden, Ohio 45311

Tuesday & Thursday:  1:30 – 4:30
First Saturday of the month:  10:00 – 2:00
*Open other days/times by prearranged appointment,
or when Archives Volunteers are doing unscheduled work on site.

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
6:00 pm PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School Auditorium
PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School Auditorium
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm
Meetings are held in the High School Auditorium at the Preble Shawnee High School. Click here for PDF of 2022 Meeting Schedule.  
6:00 pm BINGO @ The Dover
BINGO @ The Dover
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
BINGO @ The Dover
8:00 pm Karaoke! @ American Legion Post #377
Karaoke! @ American Legion Post #377
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Karaoke! @ American Legion Post #377