The Henry County Historical Society was formed in 1970 to protect, preserve, and perpetuate the history of Henry County, Ohio, to learn about and preserve the artifacts of the county, and to generate interest in the past of the county.
Today the HCHS operates two historic sites in Napoleon, Ohio.
The first being the Historic Complex at the Henry County Fairgrounds. This site contains several historic buildings and structures include the Nathaniel Hartman Log Home c. 1860-1866, the 1897 Emmanuel Lutheran One Room Schoolhouse, the Ag Building, Smokehouse, and our most recent addition the c. 1910 Historic Gazebo.
The HCHS’s primary location is the beautiful Victorian Queen Anne style Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum located at 229 W Clinton St, Napoleon, Ohio across from the Napoleon Public Library. The Home was built c. 1879 and has been totally restored and serves as the main museum for the HCHS.
All of the HCHS facilities have been restored to their near-original appearance and house large collections of period furnishings, textiles, china, silver, and more dating from the early 1800s through the 1930s.
So what are you waiting for? Check out and enjoy our website and we hope you visit our sites in person!
The Dry Season: The Premier Prohibition Experience!
October October 19, 2019
The Henry County Historical Society presents the Dry Season October 19, 2019. This will be the premier prohibition speakeasy experience featuring authentic period drinks from the 1920s along with LIVE MUSIC, great food selection and more!
Dress in period attire as a flapper, gangster, farmer, laborer, businessman, you name it! There will be a best dressed contest with prizes and more!
ABOUT THE EVENT: The HCHS will debut its prohibition exhibit located at the Carriage House Museum in downtown Napoleon, Ohio. You’ll be the first to tour the exhibits, check out original photos, period artifacts from Napoleon Tietjen Brewery, Toledo’s Buckeye and Hubner Breweries, and Defiance’s Diehl Brewery. Once done you’ll head out to the secret speakeasy located somewhere in Henry County.
With your ticket you’ll get one complementary drink of your choice! Cash bar after that! You’ll get all you can eat finger foods and delicious snacks. Live music, dancing, contests, and more!
To reserve tickets to this top notch event call 419.592.8006 or email email@example.com
$45.00 pre couple $40 for members
$25.00 single $20.00 for member
Heller Hospital 100th Anniversary
The Henry County Historical Society is highlighting this month the 100th anniversary of the Heller Memorial Hospital by re-printing a 1969 article from the Defiance Crescent-News. The hospital (below in 1969) was the second facility on the site in downtown Napoleon. It was subsequently razed and a new hospital built east of town on SR 424. You can read this interesting story here.
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