Museum Complex

The Hocking County Historical Society Museum complex consists of six buildings: the Schempp House, Carriage House, Lutz Steam Car, the Historical Center Building, the Print Shop and the Hocking Valley Railroad Telegraph Office. We encourage people living in our community and guests visiting the beautiful Hocking Hills to come and see our historically interesting displays that preserve our county's fascinating past.

The Hocking County Historical Society is a member of the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums (OAHSM).

The museum as well as the website change often, with new displays, points of interest, and learning opportunities. We encourage you to stop by both often, you never know what you will see and learn.




Do you dread a visit to the doctor or dentist?  Relax…when you visit the HCHS&M
medical displays, you will not have to worry about what kind of tool will be
coming at you.  However, it is interesting to see the assortment of items from some of our local medical professionals including Dr. Shonk, Dr. Mervis, and Dr.

Come visit the museum, you may be surprised by how those “gadgets”
used in the medical profession have changed, yet somehow they are still very
similar to what is used in modern medicine. 


Support the Historical Society

Why Suport the Hocking County Historical Socitety and Museum? That is because The Historical Society and Museum relies on fundraisers and donations from our patrons. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated, and needed.

You can donate as much or little as you like. If you are interested in donating or volunteering you can contact us on the contact page.

We have a great group of supporters and volunteers who care about the history of our historic county. Do not hesitate to contact us in what ever way you can support us.

The HCHS&M accepts tangible objects which relate to the history of the County. If you have items that are historically significant, please feel free to contact the museum about donating them. There is a form that you will need to fill out and sign.

Museum Hours

Spring Hours beginning March 1:
Friday & Saturday 1-4pm
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to assist with maintenance fees.

Other hours by appointment, please call Richard Klinger at 740-279-5975 or 740-385-4346 
64 North Culver Street
Logan, Ohio 43138

Mission Statement

The objectives of the Hocking County Historical Society in operating its museum, library and archives are to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to Hocking County and secondarily to the state of Ohio; and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge.

The acts of acquisition, accession, and deaccession shall reflect these stated purposes. This policy was adopted July 15th, 1989 and approved by the Hocking County Historical Society Board of Trustees.



First meeting, and spring hours.

The Spring Reopening and First Meeting of 2013 The first meeting of 2013 will be on April 25, the speaker will be Ann Cramer and she will be discussing the iron ore furnaces of Southeastern Ohio. The museum will begin having Spring hours on March 1. The board is requesting volunteers to support this activity. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the museum or send an e-mail hchs@midohio.twcbc.com to let us know when you would be available.

Do you have any great ideas?

Do you have some some suggestions for speakers for our monthly meetings, support for staffing at fund raising events, staffing to keep the museum open during business hours? We are always looking for new and great ideas to help us operate and to continue to improve for the pleasure of our visitors and the community. If you do use the form on the contact page to let us know, or just call us and leave a message.