The Warren County Historical Society announces its 28th annual History Camp for July 12-15, 2021. History Camp has been the recipient of the History Outreach Award from Ohio Local History Alliance and is for students entering fourth through eighth grades in the fall. The topic this year is “New Discoveries from the Past.”
Campers will learn of the dramatic changes to the WCHS’s Harmon Museum over the last year, with its many new exhibits and refurbished existing ones. Heading the list is the 1795 Beedle Cabin, which is being reconstructed next to the WCHS’s Armstrong Conference Center.
The Beedle Cabin was one of the first cabins constructed in Warren County. In the fall of 1795, it was built by New Jersey-born William Beedle, his five adult children and their families when they established Beedle Station, the first permanent pioneer settlement in Warren County. The station was located 4 mile west of Lebanon.
Besides seeing the new exhibits at the Harmon Museum, campers will also enjoy “historic” guest speakers, and be involved in activities that will open their eyes to the vivid history that surrounds us in southwest Ohio.
John Zimkus is the WCHS’s History Camp’s director, and founded the camp in 1992. He is currently the Society’s Historian/Education Director. After spending 35 years in the classroom, Zimkus was inducted into the Lebanon City Schools Hall of Fame in 2008. A two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Foundation Award from the Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc., Zimkus was selected Ohio’s Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2006 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
History Camp is held at Harmon Museum (105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036)
$40 for Warren County Historical Society members $65 for non-members.
** You may also pay with a check.
Please download and complete our registration form . Mail the completed form (along with payment if you want to send a check) to:
Warren County Historical Society 105 South Broadway Lebanon, OH 45036