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  The Archives is an amazing curated collection of historical documents, items, memorabilia, photos and files representing all 200 years of Camden's rich and varied history.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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Jun
14
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12:00 pm Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Pr... @ Camden Public Library
Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Pr... @ Camden Public Library
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 12:00 am
Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Program continues this week - June 1-July 24 @ Camden Public Library
Summer Reading starts a week from today with the wild theme of Tails and Tales! ! ? Starting on June 1st, visit https://preblelibrary.beanstack.org/ for your one-stop place to register, log[...]
Jun
15
Tue
10:00 am Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Jun
17
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7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
Jun
21
Mon
12:00 pm Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Pr... @ Camden Public Library
Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Pr... @ Camden Public Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 12:00 am
Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Program continues this week - June 1-July 24 @ Camden Public Library
Summer Reading starts a week from today with the wild theme of Tails and Tales! ! ? Starting on June 1st, visit https://preblelibrary.beanstack.org/ for your one-stop place to register, log[...]
Jun
22
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
Jun
26
Sat
1:00 pm Sip & Paint Party @ American Legion Post #377
Sip & Paint Party @ American Legion Post #377
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm
Sip & Paint Party @ American Legion Post #377
You’ll be painting an American Flag on wood!  Call the American Legion to sign up for the class (937) 452-6131.