Thanks to Logan County Voters

The Logan County Historical Society would like to thank the voters of Logan County for passing our 5-year 0.25 mill replacement operating levy on August 4th. The passage of the levy will allow the Historical Society and the Logan County History Center to continue our outreach programs with area schools, organizations and businesses. The money will also be used for the maintenance and operation of the History Center facility, which includes the 1906 Orr Mansion, the Logan County Museum (old Latham Nursing Home, which was built in the 1960s) and the new Transportation Museum. In addition the Historical Society/History Center can continue to employ a professional staff. The History Center will continue to be open year round with the History Center being open for tours Wednesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00 and office hours Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00. We will continue to strive to fulfill our mission of collecting, preserving and promoting Logan County’s rich history. Again thank you for your continued support!

The Logan County History Center

Welcome to the Logan County History Center, which includes the Logan County Museum, Logan County Transportation Museum, and the Orr Mansion, at 521 E. Columbus Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311. This location became the new home of the Logan County Historical Society in 1989. The Society dates from the 1930 era and was reorganized in 1945 following World War II.

Over the years hundreds of volunteers have donated thousands of hours of time to help preserve a look at the past. Historical artifacts, documents, genealogy information, and rooms full of historical furniture make this an exciting visit for the entire family.

Whether you are a member of the Logan County community or a visitor you will enjoy stepping into the past through the doors of this magnificent old mansion.


We continue adding and changing exhibits and reviving our historical presence using modern techniques, multi-media presentations, and many volunteers who bring history to life. Special programs are offered to children, school groups, clubs and organizations and we invite everyone to become a member of the Historical Society.

Bring your family and your friends and join us as we explore the history of our community and this very special region of Ohio which boasts the highest point in Ohio and a swampy marsh that turned into a "Million Dollar Playground."


Winter 2016
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Logan County Historical Society announces a new full color Logan County throw representing Logan County then and now. They are available in the Logan County Museum Gift Shop for $50.00

For More Information:
Logan County Throw Ad | Logan County Throw Brochure






Upcoming Events

May 1, 2016
Salute to Safety Services Open House
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Office/Museum Hours


Wednesday -Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Admission by Donation

Groups welcome other days and times by appointment. Please call 937-593-7557 or email

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Society's offices are now located on the west side of the building off of the main parking lot to the north (left) of the Logan County History Center's main entrance.

Currently On Exhibit

Women's History in Logan County

Women's History

Women’s history has often been underrepresented in history books, journals and even in the Logan County Museum. We hope this exhibit will go a long way in correcting this oversight. With that said we realize this exhibit does not recognize every accomplishment made by local women or highlights the lives of every famous woman who has called Logan County home. We hope you enjoy the exhibit and come to a better appreciation of the important role women from Logan County have played in our local, national and even world history and society.

What Others Are Saying

"If you're a veteran of service in the U.S. military or are interested in any of the wars in our nation's history, you owe it to yourself to check out the displays and archive materials at the Logan County Museum."
- David Wagner
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