Crosby Township, Ohio - Historical Society
8910 Willey Road
Crosby Township, OH  45030
Hamilton County

Phone:  513.738.1440
Fax:  513.738.4310
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The Purpose Of Our Society, as written in our Constitution, is to encourage the preservation of historic structures and sites; identify, collect, and preserve literary, graphic and artifactual materials significant to prehistoric and historic cultures, schools, churches, businesses, and families of Crosby Township; to increase community awareness and appreciation of this heritage through documentation, educational programs and other public events; and to assist persons interested in this history by making our collected cultural resources available for study.

The Society Board
is governed by up to seven members.  Currently there are five as listed: Melba Guard, President (contact number 513-519-6237), Tony Torres, Vice President, Chuck Heis, Treasurer and two Trustees: Mike Minges and Duane Singleton. The board meets one hour before each regular meeting at the Senior Center.

The Society’s Regular Meetings
are on the third Thursday, April through August at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.  For March, October, November and December regular meetings are the second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center.  There are no meetings in January and February.  The general public is invited.  The regular meeting consists of a brief business meeting, a presentation on various topics given by an invited speaker, and refreshments.  On occasion the Society goes on field trips to historical related places.

for 2024 are as follows:  $10 per individual; $15 per family (in the same household); $100 life membership.  A check for dues should be made out to Crosby Township Historical Society and sent to Chuck Heis, Treasurer, Crosby Township Historical Society, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030.


Speakers/Programs for 2024 Meetings


Thursday, March 9th Program:  Annual Show 'n Tell  (Members bring historical items to exhibit)






Thursday, April 18th The Archaeological Research Institute will present an update of the archeological finds they have discovered in our local area.

Thursday, May16th Morgan's Raider:  Joyce Lovins-Browning will present the escapades of Morgan's Raiders who created havoc riding through Harrison and Crosby Township.



   Thursday, June 20 Speaker: To be announced



Thursday, July 18: Speaker: To be announced



Thursday, August 15: Speaker: To be announced



Thursday, September 17: Society picnic at Passmore Log Cabin at 6:00 pm for members and invited guests



Saturday, October 12th: Speaker: To be announced



Saturday, November 9th: Speaker: To be announced



Saturday, December 14th: Christmas Party for members and invited guests







The Old Town Hall in Crosby Township was built in 1865 with money left over from a fund to send volunteers to take the place of drafted men who could not fight in the Civil War. The Historical Society leases the hall, located on Oxford Road in New Haven, from the township trustees in order to house the Society’s museum and research center. The Society received permission from the township trustees to renovate the building. Currently, all of our materials and collections are in storage while we partner with the township trustees to work on the interior and exterior of the structure. The renovation is being performed by member volunteers with donations of money and materials from local businesses, organizations, and individuals. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Chuck Heis, 513-738-4343.

The Passmore Log Cabin


In the summer of the Society’s first year, we were given the opportunity for historic preservation of a log cabin donated by a local resident.  This ca. 1815 structure was thought to be one of the first built in New Haven. It stood on lot 29 at the northeast corner of Passmore and Willey Roads.  The cabin housed many occupants over time including the Elias Passmore family who owned it for more than 50 years. The cabin was dismantled by Society volunteers and was relocated on Baughman Road behind the Crosby Township Fire Department.  Artifacts adorn the inside.  The cabin is open during special Society events or by appointment. Call 513-738-1440.


The Historical Society will have a booth during Crosby Day at Strickers Grove, Sunday May 19th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.






The 109th Crosby Memorial Day Parade and Celebration will be held Sunday, May 26th starting at 2:00 om.  Hope to see you there!






Crosby Township History Book Reprint

The reprint of "The History of Crosby Township" by Stanley McClure is now available.  Please contact Melba Guard at for price and information on how to order and receive the book.


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