Camp Bushnell Plaque Unveiling

Bexley Historical Society trustees attending the 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.

Ben Kessler and Lori Ann Feibel at the Camp Bushnell plaque unveiling

President of the Bexley Historical Society Glenn Soden noted that there was an incredible amount of collaboration that preceded the creation and placement of plaque including efforts from the City of Bexley, the Bexley Community Foundation, and the Bexley Public Library.

The Camp Bushnell plaque unveiled at Broad and Drexel in Bexley Ohio
Video of Camp Bushnell unveiling and remarks

Credits: Photos courtesy Martina Campoamor; Video used with kind permission of Sam Metcalf with the City of Bexley

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:  https://bexleylibrary.org/bexley-responds

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 Spencer’s story follow this link to our Biographies page: George Spencer

Stop by the Cottage to see our new additions. Museum hours can been found on our Visit page: Visit

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 Spring of 2020.

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 and the site can be accessed as http://bexleyhistoricalsociety.org !