The Ross County Historical Society

Museum Area
Knoles Log House
Franklin House
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News Letter
Scholarship Information

2020 Annual Giving Campaign

Covid opening schedule and information

Tours & Research By Appointment Only

while the state Covid level for

Ross County is orange or below. The Museum & Library will be closed to visitors during levels

red or above.

(Please read the Covid opening schedule

and information above)

Museum Hours (orange level or below):

Friday & Saturday Only

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Library Hours (orange level or below):

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

1:00 to 5:00 pm

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  The Ross County Heritage Center operated by the Ross County Historical Society

Preserving the Past in the Present for the Future since 1896

The Ross County Historical Society was founded in 1896 to commemorate the centennial of the founding of Chillicothe Ohio and to preserve and promote the study of the history of the city, Ross County and the surrounding region. One hundred years later, the Society's mission remains the same. The RCHS conducts educational programs for people of all ages, saves and preserves for posterity historical artifacts and documents, and operates three museums and a library. All are open to the public.
Diorama Of Chillicothe in 1803
Ohio Constitution Table 
Ohio's Constitution Table

Click here to read "Chillicothe History"
by Local Historian, Pat Medert

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Contact us by U.S. Mail
Ross County Historical Society
45 West Fifth Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Library 740-773-1896
Society 740-772-1936

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