Fort Dunlap Photo
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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

Welcome To The Coleraine Historical Society  Preserving History of Colerain Township located in Southwest Ohio, USA

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Landmarks Open Their Doors Sept. 7–16, 2018

Discover Ohio’s amazing heritage as historic buildings and landmarks across our state open their doors to you for special tours and events during Ohio Open Doors, Fri., Sept. 7, through Sun., Sept. 16, 2018.


Toll House at Heritage Park - Open Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2-4pm


Find more Ohio Open Doors Events Near you!

Use Ohio Open Doors event calendar to search for events by topic, county, region or zip code to help you find the perfect event for you!

The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Oct. 15, 1966, the Act has proven instrumental in transforming the face of communities from coast to coast, establishing the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites. It drives economic revitalization by attracting investment, supporting small business, stabilizing neighborhoods and creating jobs.

“Ohio Open Doors shares stories of important landmarks right in our backyard, highlighting the history and unique nature of some of Ohio’s most treasured historic places,” says Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of the Ohio History Connection. Excerpt from


CHS Member

                   JOE FLICKINGER

                                   publishes second Book

JOE FLICKINGER is a teacher at Northwest High School in Colerain Township.  He currently teaches AP European History and World History to grades 9-12.


Published in 2010, his first book focused on

Green Township. "A Bicentennial History of

Green Township; Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City".



For Joe’s second book published in 2018, he worked extensively with CHS President Mary Burdett to find many of the pictures featured in his book. The new book is "A History of Colerain Township: From Frontier Wilderness to Suburban Sprawl".

Both books are available from Heritage Books, Amazon, or CHS Museum.


On July 6th Joe was on live at WMKV-FM (89.3) for their program called the "Book Show", hosted by Mike Martini and Kevin Grace.  They discussed local histories, the problems and issues these books have, and the work that the local historical societies do that makes these books possible. 

Here is a link to the digital recording they did of the show (FYI, it is 46 minutes long):


On July 22nd, Joe’s recorded interview with Brian O'Donnell was played on the WVXU 91.7 program called "Around Cincinnati".  WVXU will post the digital recording on their website.





The scale model of

Dunlap’s Station,

built by member 

Bob Muehlenhard

has a new home!





It will now be on permanent display in the Rotunda of  

the Colerain Township Administration Building





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