Scioto County Heritage Museum

Scioto County Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to “collect, preserve, own and display material and artifacts of a historical and antiquarian value relating to Scioto County, Ohio

Overview:

The Scioto County Heritage Museum LLC (Museum) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to “collect, preserve, own and display material and artifacts of a historical and antiquarian value relating to Scioto County, Ohio to include the City of Portsmouth, all its villages and all the rural areas in between” (from our Constitution). Additionally, the Museum proposes to be more th

Overview:

The Scioto County Heritage Museum LLC (Museum) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to “collect, preserve, own and display material and artifacts of a historical and antiquarian value relating to Scioto County, Ohio to include the City of Portsmouth, all its villages and all the rural areas in between” (from our Constitution). Additionally, the Museum proposes to be more th

Operating as usual

Below are some before and after pictures of the museum’s newly remodeled restroom.  Things are coming together!!
07/27/2021

Below are some before and after pictures of the museum’s newly remodeled restroom.

Things are coming together!!

We would love to have some input.  Please, take a couple of minutes to answer a few quick questions and either post your...
07/06/2021

We would love to have some input. Please, take a couple of minutes to answer a few quick questions and either post your response in the comments or send us a PM. Thank you in advance.

1. How do you feel about having a county museum?

2. What do expect to see at the Heritage Museum?

3. What do you want to see at the Heritage Museum?

4. Would you be willing to support the museum? If so how?

A) Membership. B)Donations, monetary or artifacts.
C) Volunteer time.

5. What reservation do you have about the museum?

6. What would prevent you from supporting the museum?

7. What would compel you to support the museum?

8. Other Comments?

This little Portsmouth history lesson appeared in the Portsmouth Times, Nov. 8, 1936.
06/23/2021

This little Portsmouth history lesson appeared in the Portsmouth Times, Nov. 8, 1936.

Anyone know where this gas station was or what was called?
05/27/2021

Anyone know where this gas station was or what was called?

Anyone know where this gas station was or what was called?

DID YOU KNOW PORTSMOUTH INVADED PUERTO RICO?  Local attorney John McHenry has brought to light the participation of Scio...
03/15/2021

DID YOU KNOW PORTSMOUTH INVADED PUERTO RICO?

Local attorney John McHenry has brought to light the participation of Scioto County in the mostly forgotten Spanish American War of 1898. A local National Guard unit, Company H, participated in that “splendid little war” as it was called. Local newspapers ran constant updates of “the boys” from the moment of their departure to their return seven months later. During that time they “liberated” Puerto Rico. Portsmouth went wild on their return. Parades, dedications and honorifics of every kind proclaimed their sacrifice would never be forgotten – but it was. McHenry’s book, Scioto County’s War With Spain tells the story of this moment of local history.

The author will conduct a book signing the Saturday, March 20, at the Ghosts In The Attic, 518 2nd Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, starting at 1:00 pm. All Scioto County residents will receive a discount of 20% off the purchase price of $21.99. The author will also contribute 10% of the proceeds to the Scioto County Heritage Museum.

DID YOU KNOW PORTSMOUTH INVADED PUERTO RICO?

Local attorney John McHenry has brought to light the participation of Scioto County in the mostly forgotten Spanish American War of 1898. A local National Guard unit, Company H, participated in that “splendid little war” as it was called. Local newspapers ran constant updates of “the boys” from the moment of their departure to their return seven months later. During that time they “liberated” Puerto Rico. Portsmouth went wild on their return. Parades, dedications and honorifics of every kind proclaimed their sacrifice would never be forgotten – but it was. McHenry’s book, Scioto County’s War With Spain tells the story of this moment of local history.

The author will conduct a book signing the Saturday, March 20, at the Ghosts In The Attic, 518 2nd Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, starting at 1:00 pm. All Scioto County residents will receive a discount of 20% off the purchase price of $21.99. The author will also contribute 10% of the proceeds to the Scioto County Heritage Museum.

Baby steps but it’s getting closer.
03/14/2021

Baby steps but it’s getting closer.

Some pictures to enjoy.
03/11/2021

Some pictures to enjoy.

Looking good.  But still a long way to go.
03/06/2021

Looking good. But still a long way to go.

Getting closer!   We want to give a huge THANK YOU!!! To the following; Lowes, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Scioto Foun...
02/15/2021

Getting closer! We want to give a huge THANK YOU!!! To the following;
Lowes, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Scioto Foundation, Sherwin-Williams, Portsmouth City Council and Craig and Heather DeAtley at Century 21.

Lots of work done this weekend.  What a great crew of people to help this project come along.  Next week we will be cutt...
02/07/2021

Lots of work done this weekend. What a great crew of people to help this project come along. Next week we will be cutting in the ceiling trim pieces.

Thanks to Craig and Heather DeAtley at Century 21 for donating to us some mildly used ceiling tiles from one of their bu...
01/30/2021

Thanks to Craig and Heather DeAtley at Century 21 for donating to us some mildly used ceiling tiles from one of their buildings! Gas line is also getting installed today!

Corner area of Chillicothe St and 2nd St.
01/28/2021

Corner area of Chillicothe St and 2nd St.

Corner area of Chillicothe St and 2nd St.

A picture of the corner area of Chillicothe St & 2nd St.
01/28/2021

A picture of the corner area of Chillicothe St & 2nd St.

A picture of the corner area of Chillicothe St & 2nd St.

01/25/2021

People have been saying for a few years, that we need a place where folks can see the history of the county. A small group of us are starting such a place. But we need funds to get the “Marting’s Annex” turned into a functioning museum. Help us with our dream!

01/24/2021
Before pictures
01/23/2021

Before pictures

Photos from Scioto County Heritage Museum's post
01/23/2021

Photos from Scioto County Heritage Museum's post

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Portsmouth, OH
45662-4007

Telephone

+17403072789

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