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  The Archives is an amazing curated collection of historical documents, items, memorabilia, photos and files representing all 200 years of Camden's rich and varied history.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

Mar
9
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
Mar
11
Thu
6:00 pm PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
Meeting are held in the HSLMC room at the High School (High School Library/Media Center).  Meetings are open to the public but because of COVID restrictions everyone must wear masks.[...]
Mar
12
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]
Mar
16
Tue
10:00 am Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Mar
18
Thu
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
Mar
19
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]
Mar
23
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 23 @ 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[...]
Mar
26
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]