Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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Jun 17

Greene County History Week 2016

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 9:57 AM by Elise Kelly

Greene County History Week
sdfsdfs   To kick off Greene County History Week, staff members of the Archives met with the County Commissioners this past Thursday, to request that the week of June 18th - June 25th, 2016 be declared Greene County History Week.
Here is the resolution that declares it Greene County History Week.

For these next eight days, there are fun historical programs and activities planned. The schedule of events are below.


“History Week is a way to celebrate Greene County’s rich history, ”said Catherine Wilson, the executive director of the Greene County Ohio Historical Society.

“Visitors can enjoy history in a different way, without having to learn dry facts in a classroom setting,” she said, noting a visit in Beavercreek and Xenia by Black Hoof, principal chief of the Shawnee Indian tribe, as portrayed by Rusty Cottrel.

Come join us at the Greene County Archives on Monday, June 20th. We will be discussing what types of historical records one can find at a County Archives.

 Learn about how the county records that we preserve document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of our community and provide all Greene County residents with a common sense of identity. sdfsdf

Until Next Time!

This Week's Trivia Question: Who was Black Hoof?

Answer to Last Week's Trivia Question: Name the title of the movie that is soon to come out about an armed rebellion led by a poor Mississippi farmer against the Confederacy. Answer: Free State of Jones

Source: Blowers, Diana."History brings past to life." Dayton Daily News 10 June 2016:


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