With so much Price Hill history stored in the carpenter shop, we were worried it might be damaged or mistaken for trash. Valda Moore and Betty Wagner, two founding members, volunteered to catalog and preserve it for future generations. The space was unheated, with no air conditioning or bathroom. Still they persevered. They tracked down sources, recording data on all acquisitions, which was tedious and frustration. Two and a half years, they had completed the work.
Their efforts convinced them a permanent home was vital for their treasure trove. It was luck, or maybe destiny, that the Provident Bank building on Warsaw Avenue became available at that very time. With a lot of trepidation and a great sense of mission, the building was purchased with donations and lots of fund raising. By 2000, we owned the building outright.
Today, the museum is filled with fascinating memorabilia, rooms to explore, a library, and so much more. This Historical Society and Museum operates solely with volunteers. All items have been donated.
Since the beginning, the Price Hill Historical and Museum has had a major impact on the community, fighting diligently to save historic structures, hosting home and church tours, organizing educational projects and social events. In 2000 we assumed sponsorship of Price Hill Day at Coney and have established a publishing company, the Bold Face Press. And our work for our neighborhood continues.