Archives

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  The Archives is an amazing curated collection of historical documents, items, memorabilia, photos and files representing all 200 years of Camden's rich and varied history.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 the history of the Archives here.

 

Ohio History in Our Own Backyard

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

LOCATION:
Camden Archives Room
Camden Town Hall
56 W. Central Avenue
P.O. Box 1
Camden, Ohio 45311
937-452-2003
HOURS:

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.

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Sep
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all-day Lawn Tractor Pull (call for star... @ 1619 Barnets Mill Road, Camden, Ohio
Lawn Tractor Pull (call for star... @ 1619 Barnets Mill Road, Camden, Ohio
Sep 26 all-day
Lawn Tractor Pull – grass – north end of pits, no bull pulling.  Contact Jon Spencer 937-533-6684
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10:45 am Meet with Ohio Statae Rep Warren... @ Town Hall
Meet with Ohio Statae Rep Warren... @ Town Hall
Sep 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
A staff member from State of Ohio Representative Warren Davison (who is the representative for our district) visits Camden to allow constituents in the community the opportunity to discuss and[...]
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
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all-day Royalty Contest for Black Walnut... @ The Dover Community Center
Royalty Contest for Black Walnut... @ The Dover Community Center
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day
Royalty Contest for Black Walnut Festival @ The Dover Community Center
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4:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner @ Northside Chapel First Church of God
Spaghetti Dinner @ Northside Chapel First Church of God
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spaghetti Dinner @ Northside Chapel First Church of God
SPAGHETTI SUPPER WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 02,2021 4:00-7:00 PM WHERE: Northside Chapel First Church of God 6820 N Main St Camden, OH 45311 SPAGHETTI WITH OR WITHOUT MEAT/MEATBALLS TOSSED SALAD AND[...]
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6:30 pm Lions Club Meeting @ The Dover Community Center (former Methodist Church)
Lions Club Meeting @ The Dover Community Center (former Methodist Church)
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm
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3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]