Bexley Historical Society Re-Opening

Beginning Thursday, September 2nd 2021, the Bexley Historical Society is re-opening from 11-2PM. After this date, the Historical Society will be open from 11-2PM every first Thursday of the month.

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Camp Bushnell Plaque Unveiling

On November 11th, 2020, Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler met with members and trustees of the Bexley Historical Society at Broad and Drexel streets to unveil a commemorative plaque marking the history of Camp Bushnell in Bexley. President of the Bexley Historical Society Glenn Soden noted that there was an incredible amount of collaboration that preceded… Continue reading Camp Bushnell Plaque Unveiling

COVID-19 Impact on Historical Society Hours

Due to COVID-19, the museum’s Open Hours have been temporally suspended.  Visits to the museum are currently through pre-arranged appointments by emailing

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Bexley Responds – COVID-19

Bexley Responds – COVID-19 is an effort to document Bexley, Ohio during this unprecedented time. Bexley Librarian David Distelhorst has been taking photos around town and the Library is inviting Bexley residents, employees, etc. to contribute their photos as well. More information about the Bexley Responds digital archive efforts are available here:

New Donations to the Historical Society

Edie Mae and Mike Herrel recently moved to a new home which necessitated downsizing. The Bexley Historical Society’s Museum has been enhanced by the Herrels many donations, including the collection of Edie’s Bexley themed art prints. George Spencer’s children donated memorabilia related to his 29 year career in major/minor league baseball. For more of George… Continue reading New Donations to the Historical Society

Reflections of Bexley

Link to a This Week News article on the “Reflections of Bexley” meeting at the Jeffery Mansion in April of 2017.

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Illustrator Edie Mae Herrel Draws Bexley’s History

Here is a link to a brief video interview with Edie Mae Herrel from the local PBS station WOSU. Bexley resident Edie Mae Herrel creates illustrations historic scenes from Bexley’s past. Her work has included the Adena Native Americans, the first settlers to Bexley, construction of mansions by the Jeffrey and Kilbourne families as well… Continue reading Illustrator Edie Mae Herrel Draws Bexley’s History

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Camp Bushnell Historical Plaque

The plaque, through text and photos, honoring Camp Bushnell has been reviewed by Mayor Ben Kessler, City Council and the Tree Commission. The latter group gave approval to place the marker on the northwest quadrant of Drexel Circle. A formal dedication date has not been determined but is tentatively scheduled to be held in the… Continue reading Camp Bushnell Historical Plaque

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New Bexley Historical Society Web Site Has Arrived

The weekend of October 12th 2019, the non-profit credits from Microsoft were received and a new subscription created. This allowed a new home for the Bexley Historical Society to be created on Azure. But you know that, because you are here reading this post! As of November 2nd, 2019, the domain name transfer has completed… Continue reading New Bexley Historical Society Web Site Has Arrived