Preserve Our Heritage
Join the Ross County Historical Society
Memberships help the Society preserve the history of Chillicothe and Ross County, and make possible free tours for local school children, lecture programs, and the preservation of historically significant artifacts.
If you would like to help the Ross County Historical Society preserve the past and build a better future for the citizens of south-central Ohio, we invite you to become a member.
Members of the RCHS also enjoy these benefits:
- The Recorder, an award-winning newsletter.
- Free Admission to the RCHS's museums for members and their out-of-town guests.
- 10% discount in the museum store.
- Reduced fees for special Society programs.
|Junior member (ages 6 to 12)||$10|
|Teachers (active in Ross County)||$15|
|Group, club, or business member||$100|
($5 discount on all annual memberships for active-duty military personnel and veterans with copy of military ID)
|Life member (per person)||$500|
Annual Giving Campaign
Your contribution to the Ross County Historical Society's Annual Giving Campaign directly supports the daily operation of our museums; research library & archives; and our programs, events, and services. In fact, gifts support every corner of our operations including the purchase of archival and collections conservation supplies, education material, honorarium & travel fees for our speakers, exhibit installations fixtures & supplies, and the general maintenance of our facilities. Your generosity helps to help us up and running so that we may continue to serve the historical interest and resource needs of the people of Chillicothe, Ross County, and south-central Ohio.
Printable Contribution Form
Each year, the historical society awards scholarships to seniors graduating from accredited high schools in Ross County. Scholarships are available through the society's' William H. and Elizabeth Lynch Nolan Scholarship Fund during even-numbered years and the Col. Richard Enderlin Scholarship Fund during odd-numbered years. Students wishing to apply must submit their scholarship applications to their school guidance counselors by March 1st. (The historical society will not accept any applications directly from students.) Guidance counselors will then review and select up to two applications from their respective schools and submit them to the Ross County Historical Society Education Committee. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by the second Friday in March. Recipients will be notified by May 1st. The number of scholarships (as well as amounts) awarded will be determined after the receipt of applications. ( Numbers and amounts vary from year to year.)
Colonel Richard Enderlin
William H. and Elizabeth Lynch Nolan