Sense of Strength

A Sense of Strength: Incredible Local Ladies from History

Our newest exhibit A Sense of Strength: Incredible Local Ladies from History is now on display at the Asahel Wright House Museum, 26 N. Main St.

Experience approximately 200 years of local history through the eyes of some of the women who shaped our community. 

      • *Begin with Massee Hole, one of the first settlers in Washington Township in the late 1790’s.
      • *Travel through the 1930’s and 40’s with Ida Weller, champion for local farmers.
      • *Venture into the 1950’s with Pauline Webster Trammel, the first Black graduate of Centerville High School.
      • * Explore the expansion of Washington Township through the 1960’s and 70’s with Ethel Winterhalter, first female township trustee. 
      • *Relive the 1980’s to the millennium with Shirley Heintz, first female mayor of Centerville. 

Immerse yourself in their lives. See the impact they made in our community. Learn the important character traits they shared. Be inspired!

Muesum hours are typically Tue - Friday noon - 4 pm but you may call (937) 291.2223 to schedule an appointment or to confirm availability.