Fort Dunlap Photo
Fort Dunlap Photo
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

SUMMER 2024        

  • June 14-15   Izaak Walton Indoor Yard Sale -                                                   CHS has 4  tables - Volunteers needed
  • June 19 - CHS Monthly Program - please see "Monthly Programs" tab for details
  • June 28 - Friday 9 - 10:30am Coffee with Chiefs - Heritage Park
  • July 2 - Tuesday11:00am CHS Board Meeting
  • July 3 - Wednesday 7 - 11pm Colerain 4th of July Fireworks
  • July 4 - Thursday Noon to 4pm - Chamber vs. Reds in Vintage Baseball Game
  • July 17 - CHS Monthly Program - please see "Monthly Programs" tab for details
  • July 19 - Friday 8:30pm Cincinnati Civic Orchestra - Colerain Park
  • July 24 - Wednesday 7pm - Hamlet - Colerain Park
  • July 26 - Friday 9 - 10:30am Coffee with Chiefs - location TBD


Hey Kids

Announcing the 2024



Who is John Dunlap?

John Dunlap was a surveyor from Coleraine, Ireland. In 1790 he surveyed the land at the bend in the Great Miami River. He staked out 106 acres and oversaw the construction of the fortified settlement called Dunlap’s Station. In 1794 when Colerain became a Township, John Dunlap served as the first Clerk.


Flat John Dunlap Contest

To celebrate Colerain Township’s 225th Anniversary, The Coleraine Historical Society is teaming with Elementary Schools in the Township for the “Flat John Dunlap Contest”. Much like the well-known “Flat Stanley”; we are curious to see where John Dunlap will travel this Summer.


Students who attend any elementary School in Colerain Township are encouraged to color the picture and take Flat John Dunlap with you on your Summer Adventures. Participants are asked to take pictures of themselves with their Flat John Dunlap and email them to The Coleraine Historical Society at

Be sure to include Name, Age, School, Grade and phone Number


Pictures received will be displayed on Coleraine Historical Society website.

Project timeline is May 1 to August 31, 2024.

5 pictures will be randomly selected from entries and the 5 children will:

  • Receive a Restaurant Gift Card
  • Be introduced at the September Board of Trustees Meeting

Questions? Contact

Debby Scheid

Coleraine Historical Society    



Click on link below to print the Flat John Dunlap Contest RULES and PICTURE



"Name the Eaglet"  Contest Winner











For up-to-date info and pictures, click on tab:




Coleraine Historical Society Museum Has Moved!

We are now located at 4200 Springdale Road in Colerain Township Administration Building



For more information and Hours schedule, click on tab MUSEUM 


Is your group looking for a Speaker

at your next event?

Contact the Coleraine Historical Society


For more information, click on tab  "Speakers and Presentations"



Colerain Township Items

The Purpose of the Coleraine Historical Society is to acquire

and preserve the historical knowledge and materials of

Colerain Township, Ohio.



The Coleraine Historical Society is seeking items, trinkets, signs, furniture, pictures, documents, etc. that tell the history of Colerain Township.


Have you cleaned your attic or storage area recently?

Have you helped a family member downsize their home?


Recently CHS Members spent time purging items from our storage areas…what we realized is that we had many

“Old” items; but what we really need to concentrate on preserving are:   “Old COLERAIN TOWNSHIP items”.


If you have anything  you would like to donate to our Museum, please email us at




Yearbooks Wanted

The Coleraine Historical Society frequently receives requests for COLERAIN and NORTHWEST High School Year Books.

At this point we are seeking all years.


As we expand our collection, we will post the years we are missing on website.

If you have a yearbook you would like to donate to our Museum, please email us at


Volunteers Needed

We are seeking Volunteers to take Documents and Pictures home


CHS has thousands of items that are not digitized.

If you would be willing to take a box or two home to scan, we will provide flashdrive. Contact CHRIS HENSON.






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