From 1791 to the 21st Century

Welcome to the Blue Ash Historical Society website, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and telling the story of Blue Ash and its citizens, from the first pioneer family that arrived in 1791 to the 12,000 who today call Blue Ash home.

 We have begun archiving boxes of photos and documents. If you like puzzles, mysteries, and history this may be for you.  Our goal is to provide easy access to the history of Blue Ash and its people.  New faces are always welcome.

To arrange a tour of the Hunt House for a party of five to 20, contact Tom Bell at tomnkt@aol.com .  Please note that the house is not handicap accessible. 

The Blue Ash Historical Society meets monthly.

When? All meetings in 2016 will be on the second Thursday of each month. Where? We meet at the Blue Ash Recreation Center in November and from January through March and at the Hunt House, located at 4364 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, OH from April through October.  We do not meet in December.  Please contact Tom Bell at tomnkt421@aol.com or 513-324-7145 for further information on monthly meetings.  Changes may occur without notice.  We suggest first time attendees contact Tom Bell.

Upcoming Events

Blue Ash Historical Society presents our second 2016 Walking Tour of Blue Ash on August 12
How much do you know about the area you live in?  Do you know the original name of the Blue Ash Airport?  Did you know there was once a beer garden on Cooper Road?  Do you know where the longest-running business in Blue Ash is located? 
Find the answers to these questions and much more on a walking tour of Cooper Road, Conklin, Highland and other parts of Blue Ash with guides from the Blue Ash Historical Society.   Hear the history of original Blue Ash families and businesses.
The tour will meet at the corner of Cooper Road and Railroad Avenue at 6:30 p.m.  The tour route is mostly flat, about a mile in length, and will take approximately 1 hour.  Parking is available at the Park & Ride lot on Blue Ash and Cooper Roads.  Guests may wish to finish the evening by attending the Friday night Concert on the Square, featuring  My Sister Sarah.
Any changes on the walking tour will be posted to the
Home page of this website.

 

Join us for a tour of the Carpenter’s Run Pioneer Cemetery on October 8, 1-3 pm. 

The Hunt House will be open to the public on December 3, 2016 from 1-4 pm.

It has been ten years since the Hunt House was opened to the public.  Thousands of guests have taken a step back in time, and we think it is time to celebrate.  Look for more news on the December open house.  Please mark your calendars!

We are pleased to welcome new members Elaine, Dave, Jennifer, and Don!

Visit the Contact Us/Membership page to learn more about our dedicated and busy members!

The Sycamore Senior Center has given boxes of photos to the BAHS. We intend to make these available to anyone who wants them.  We will keep them for one year, until April 20, 2017.  If you wish to look at them, please contact Marlene Morris at fgmo@fuse.net .

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