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Phone (513) 575-1027
Mon May 29 - Goshen Memorial Day Parade​, 10am
Goshen Twp Historical Society will again bring our log cabin replica float to the Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the Goshen OH Chamber of Commerce. Line up at 9:30 in front of Marr Cook Elementary, parade kick off at 10am, ending at Goshen Cemetary where the memorial presentation will be held. 

Wed Jun 5 - Night at the Museum, 6-8pm
Open to the public. Explore our ever expanding history library, final weeks to check out our military exhibit, new temporary exhibits throughout the musem, refreshments served

Blacksmithing for Beginners
Choose from three projects for beginners in blacksmith arts, led by our resident blacksmith Jamie Gier. Cost includes instruction and all materials. Pay online with our secure Pay Pal link or email goshenhistory@gmail.com to arrange payment via cash or check. Our blacksmith will contact you to schedule your lesson and discuss the project. Gift certificates available for a unique and memorable gift. Certificates can be mailed to you or picked up by appointment at our museum at 1843 SR 28, next to the fire station.
  • Coat rack: $65
  • Campfire tripod: $85
  • Pot rack: $125   

The Goshen Log Cabin & Blacksmith Shop at Cook Farm:
  • Blacksmith shop open for scheduled classes. Email GoshenHistory@gmail.com for availability or for gift certificates for beginners class.
  • Log cabin open for group tours only during winter

GTHS Board of Trustees meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month 
  • 7pm at "The Anchorage" 1843 State Route 28, Goshen, OH 45122. Open to Board members and invited guests.

House History Research Guide available. Click here to download the guide with directions on researching your historic home, helpful resources, and a submission form to compile the results of your research. When finished, please email your house history submission form to us so we can include your house in our archives.


Contact Us
Meetings, Programs and Events 
Scout troops, clubs, youth groups: our Log Cabin is available for private tours. 
Email us to schedule your trip back to the 19th century!
2019-2020 Board of Trustees
Elected Officers
Andrew Evans, President
Scott Chasteen, Vice President
George West, Vice President
Edna Rhoades, Secretary
Tina McDerman, Treasurer
Linda Wasson, Advisor
Jim Poe, Advisor
Gerald Ross, Historian

Appointed Offices
Rick Rhoades, Director
Tina McDerman, Librarian
Nina Ross King, Museum Curator
Rick Kneipp, Cook Farm Manager
Valerie Zackerman - School Liaison
Shannon Hill - Digital Marketing

Group Tours of 
Log Cabin & Heritage Center
Special Exhibits at the Museum:

The Poe Sons
4 extraordinary local brothers' military service to our country 

Francis "Smoke" Fagin
The Goshen Fire Chief who devoted his life to building a great fire department and community safety

Blacksmiths
A history of this once vital trade in Goshen - and how we have brought blacksmith and metal arts back to Goshen

Aurelia Cook
A glimpse into the life of a beloved teacher and how her legacy continues to impact generations