Oxford is rich with history and heritage. Not only does Oxford feature Miami University, but it is home to the William Holmes McGuffey Museum that exhibits materials relating to William Holmes McGuffey's life. Visitors can catch up on the history of Oxford and of Butler County at the Smith Library of Regional History, which features special collections chronicling Butler County's communities.
The Beta Theta Pi fraternity was founded on the campus of Miami University, in Oxford, in 1839. The Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Museum was dedicated on Nov. 10, 2007 and features a comprehensive history … more
The Black Covered Bridge spans Four Mile (Tallawanda) Creek and is the only covered bridge in Butler county remaining in it’s original location. Built in 1869, the bridge was originally known as the … more
The log house of Zachariah Price DeWitt is the oldest remaining structure in Oxford Township. It is the last of the pioneer homesteads established along the Four-Mile Creek before Oxford Township, the … more
Located on Miami University's Historic Western Campus, this outdoor memorial commemorates civil rights workers who trained on the campus of The Western College for Women in preparation for registering … more
The Pioneer Farm Museum property has three buildings: the 1836 Doty Home, the former Oxford Township Trustees' Building (moved from East High Street in 2007), and an 1840s dairy barn moved from … more
The Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground includes a cemetery, established in 1810 that served as final resting place for the area's earliest settlers and a brick meeting house, circa 1829.
The McGuffey Museum honors William Holmes McGuffey, who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers. McGuffey, a professor of Ancient Languages and Moral Philosophy at Miami University, and his wife, built … more
The Oxford Museum Association is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation and demonstration of nineteenth and early-twentieth century agricultural life in southwest Ohio. We seek to … more
The Reily Historical Society was founded in November of 2006. We are an organization born out of the commitment to discover, preserve, and enjoy our communities history. We hold our meetings the … more
Named for the family who gave it to the Lane Public Libraries, the Smith History Library collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history of southwestern Ohio. Special collections … more