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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.

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.

$15.95Add 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
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.

$5.95Add to cart