ABOUT THE MEIGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
GOVERNING BYLAWS OF THE MEIGS COUNTY PIONEER & HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
Organized in 1876, the Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society was established to preserve the history and relics of Meigs County, Ohio. Now also known as the Meigs County Historical Society, the organization continues to honor that early vision of protecting and sharing the region's past with future generations.
As a non-profit 501(c)3, the Society seeks to further historical education and research through publications, symposia and special events as well as maintain the Meigs County Museum, and raises funds to carry on its operations and purposes. The Society is also concerned with the preservation of historical buildings and sites.
The Meigs County Museum houses thousands of artifacts ranging from the prehistoric period to the present that give life and deeper meaning to local, regional and even national history. Rotating exhibits tell the story of city and rural life; the founding of the county; political history; natural disasters; Meigs County's place in the nation, world and even outer space, plus much more!
The Society's library holds many early county probate and census records (a full list can be found on our genealogy page); family, local and state histories; newspapers; cemetery records; photographs; maps; historical publications; Ohio Civil War rosters and other valuable information. Some of these items, as well as others of interest to genealogical research, are within the Genealogy Library, which is also housed in the Museum.
Relevance- Addressing and communicating the significance of history with Meigs County's diverse people
Authenticity- Valuing artifacts and true stories of Meigs County history
Inclusivity- Appealing to all Meigs County Citizens, especially underserved audiences
Stewardship- Protecting the evidence of Meigs County history
Working Together- Pursuing teamwork and sharing authority and responsibility