Impact on the Community

Read about the activities and impact the Greenfield Historical Society has had on the community during 2104. [ Impact Summary 2014 ]


Tour over 50 Quilt Barns in the Greenfield area. Paint Creek Patterns is a project of the Greenfield Historical Society and links quilt barns in Highland, Fayette and Ross Counties with other Ohio counties participating in the "Clothesline of Quilts" across Southern Ohio and throughout the other Appalachian states.


Greenfield played an important role in the Underground Railroad as shown in the Paint Creek Freedom Trail brochure.

The Historical Society of Greenfield Ohio, formed in 1949, is non-profit and exists to further historical preservation and education in Greenfield, Ohio, and the surrounding area. To this end it shall own and maintain all Greenfield Historical Society’s properties for collecting, preserving and interpreting archival materials and artifacts indigenous to the Greenfield area; encourage historical research; sponsor programs, displays and special events; be concerned with the preservation of historical buildings and cooperate with other organizations interested in historic preservation.

Officers and Board of Trustees

Harold Schmidt, President
Wendy Royse, Vice President
Kay Scheeler, Secretary
Judy Schmidt, Treasurer
Stuart McNeil, Assistant Treasurer

Board of Trustees

Larry Bellar
Jay Hardy
Phil Harewood
Wendy Royse
Harold Schmidt
Earlene Scott
Patsy Smith
G.A. "Hank" Thompson
Susan Thompson

The Board of Trustees normally meets the first Thursday of each month at Travellers Rest (see Calendar for times). The meeting is open to the public. Travellers Rest is open on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

During the months of December, January, and Feburary, Travellers Rest will NOT be open Thursday afternoons, unless special arrangements are made. Normal Thursday hours will resume beginning in March. In addition, we will not be open on Thanksgiving.

Did you know the 100th Anniversary of E.L. McClain High School is in 2015?

The high school was dedicated on September 1-4, 1915. In recognition of its anniversary, events are being planned by various members of the community for September of 2015. Tentative plans and more information can be found at the McClain100 website.


Visit our online Museum Shop for many gift items we have for sale.

The pictures on the Greenfield Historical Society website cannot be used without permission.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
(937)981-7890