One of the best kept secrets in the state is the impressive museum operated by the Bremen Area Historical Society in the small village of Bremen, Ohio.

The museum is located at 161 Carter Street, Bremen, OH 43107. The Society opened its doors at this location in 1998. The museum wing was completed in 2010 and the Mericle Pioneer Room was completed in 2017.

The museum preserves and displays the history of the village and Rushcreek Township. Thousands of items, photographs, documents and other memorabilia have been given or loaned to the museum. There are four permanent displays: Bremen – Oil Boom Days, Veterans’ from the American Revolution to the most recent wars & conflicts, Erickson hand-blown glassware and the Mericle Pioneer (Log Cabin) Room with artifacts from the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s.

The remaining displays are changed yearly. Previous displays have included: 
  • Smithsonian display of “Fences”
  • American Indian Display
  • First Families of Rushcreek
  • Boomtown to Beatles
  • Booming Businesses of Bremen
  • Ventures to Investors
  • The Best Days of Our Lives
  • Smithsonian display of the Civil War 1800-1834
  • From Village to Boomtown
  • Bremen in Review
  • Days of Dick and Jane
  • An Old Fashioned Christmas
  • Journey through Rushcreek
The historical information available to the public through the museum is phenomenal. It would take several visits to properly view all of the displays.  And museum volunteers can help with researching historical information and genealogy.

The museum also sells gift items, such as mugs, books, DVDs, CDs, and postcards about Bremen's rich historical past.

Whether you are new to the area and want to explore the history of Bremen and Rushcreek Township or whether you are familiar with the area and want to take a trip down memory lane – please stop by.
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Ohio Local History Alliance