Monroe,Ohio located in Butler County has three museums. This replica features period pieces and was designed to showcase the inside of a home from the late 1890’s to the early 1900’s. The original house from Colonial Williamsburg,Virginia was restored in 1955 and is now a world-class restaurant.
Chickahominy House Museum can be found at 10 E. Elm St, next
door to our 1910 building (another of the three museums in Monroe). Monroe
families generously donated antiques and the result is beautiful and accurate
to the time period. Several families donated family photo albums depicting
people who lived in this timeframe in the area. The main level encompasses
eight rooms. The upstairs consists of three rooms including a research room to
study genealogy. The floors are solid
cherry. The basement is currently used for storage for some of our larger
items, such as buggies, plows, etc.
Monroe, Ohio has three museums one of which is the Chickahominy
House. The house is wholly owned by the Monroe Historical Society. The
groundbreaking ceremony was in March of 2000.
The land was donated by a man named Jim Price. The General Electric Company also
contributed almost $20,000. The town of Monroe sold commemorative bricks to
raise over $150,000.00 to maintain and enhance the museum. The exhibits are frequently updated.