Publications

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The Historical Society has many talented authors who have generously contributed their talent to the writing of our history. Our many books are for sale in our museums available for pickup, as well as right here on our website where you can pay online and have the publications shipped to you. Please contact the Walton House at 433-0123 or the Asahel Wright House at 291-2229 for more information. Sales tax will automatically be added during checkout, and we charge a flat $5.00 fee per item for shipping.

If you are local and want to pick up the books in person and avoid shipping charges, please come by or call the Walton House Museum at 937-433-0123 instead of ordering online.

PublicationsA Sense of Community
by The Centerville Historical Society, 1996
Hardcover, 210 pages


Our Bicentennial Book highlights key people, major events, and social changes in the community.

$15.00Add to cart
PublicationsA Great Place to Learn
by Pamela Ferris-Olson, 2005
Softcover, 215 pages


From the humble beginnings of a one room school house, this book chronicles Centerville and Washington Township schools from 1803 to 2003.

$20.00Add to cart
PublicationsA Sense of Place
by Howard R. Houser, 1977; 2nd Edition 2013
Hardcover, 230 pages


This book contains the history of the community through the descriptions of nearly 100 early buildings and the people who built and lived in them.

$35.00Add to cart
PublicationsNormandy Farms
by The Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society, 2002
Softcover, 215 pages


Chronicled in this book is the life of Richard Hallam Grant, his family and his property. The house is now the location of Normandy Church while the land continues to be enjoyed by residents who visit Grant Park.

$20.00Add to cart
PublicationsWilderness Doctor: The Life and Times of Dr. John Hole
by Howard R. Houser, 1980
Softcover, 32 pages


Dr. Hole was a patriot, soldier, woodsman, Indian fighter, hunter, surveyor, home builder, farmer, business leader, and the first doctor to practice medicine in the Miami Valley. He was building his new home in Woodbourne as Nutt, Robbins, and Archer were building theirs in Centerville.

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