Community
Museum

The Museum will be closed on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

The Museum is located at 42 North Main Street in downtown Bellbrook and is open on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment outside of Wednesday's hours. Please call 937-848-4666 to schedule your visit. We welcome school groups (daycares, homeschooled students, public/private schools, etc.) to schedule field trips to learn about Bellbrook's history.

 

Periodic closures due to staffing issues may occur, and this page will be updated to reflect any closures. Admission is free.

 

In 1965, Evelyn Brock deeded the property at 42 North Main Street to the Village of Bellbrook for use as a historical museum maintained by the City and open to the public. Before Evelyn Brock, William & Harriet Williams and Horace Crowl owned the property. 

 

The Museum's displays focus on our rich local history. You will be able to see artifacts and pictures from before the area was settled to modern times. The displays consist of many items that have been donated or loaned to the Museum by local residents. There is always a new exhibit on display that rotates several times a year.

Museum News

Bellbrook's Very Own Log Cabin

Did you know that there is a genuine log cabin, right in downtown Bellbrook? If you went to Bellbrook schools in the third grade you would know the answer immediately! That’s because all third grade students tour the Bellbrook Historical Museum each spring as part of their curriculum to better understand and appreciate their community. And that museum is a genuine log cabin, built about 1825, according to Greene County tax records, making it one of the oldest standing structures in Bellbrook. The building was owned by a succession of families until 1965 when the owner, Evelyn Brock Deger generously donated it to the City. She included as a part of the donation a proviso that the property be used solely as a museum to reflect the history of the Bellbrook community. According to a Xenia Gazette article from April 10, 1979, the museum had a small apartment for a caretaker, Mrs. Carrie Jones. 

Bellbrook Historical Museum Board of Trustees
As part of the agreement between the then Village and Evelyn Brock, the Museum is managed by a board of trustees appointed by City Council.  The Trustees oversee the displays, provide attendants, assist in raising funds and make recommendations to City Council relative to management and maintenance of the property.
Help Support the Bellbrook Historical Museum: Commemorative Bricks
Help support the Bellbrook Historical Museum by purchasing a personalized commemorative brick.  Pave a path for the future of your beloved Museum!

The Bellbrook Historical Museum Trustees have developed this fundraiser to help pay for needed restoration and preservation of the Museum building.

Purchase a commemorative brick for $50 and your personalized brick will be placed at the side entrance to the Museum.
- Honor friends & family
- Remember/memorialize loved ones
- Endorse your business or club
- Commemorate special occasions or give as a gift

Donation Form: 

Click below to fill out our donation form:

Donation Form

Contact
Email our Museum Curator with questions or for more information - j.carr@cityofbellbrook.org.

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We appreciate your support!

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