The Greene County Records Center and Archives creates online exhibits on a quarterly basis related to local history topics. Below are links to our current digital exhibits, which are available via the Greene County Archives' YouTube Channel.
Early African-American Figures in Greene County
The Greene County Archives' former intern, Amy (Brickey) Czubak, created this online exhibit to showcase and share the stories of Greene County's early African American community. Each of these men and women helped shape Greene County into the vibrant community it is today.
Overcoming Hardship: Life in Greene County during the Great Depression
This online exhibit captures life during the Great Depression and showcases how the people of Greene County, Ohio persevered and helped one another through such a difficult time.
How Greene County Soldiers Helped Save the Union
From 1861-1865, the United States was devastatingly torn apart by war. This exhibit explore the regiments, battles, and individual soldiers that fought during the Civil War, as well as their lives after the war.
The 1974 Xenia Tornado
One of the largest natural disasters in American history occurred during a terrifying 24 hour span that wreaked havoc through 13 states. On April 3, 1974, an F-5 tornado tore through the City of Xenia, killing 32 and injuring 1,600 residents. This exhibit tells the harrowing experiences and stories of the residents through the use of images from various County offices and local newspapers.
The History of Greene County's Little Miami Scenic Trail
One of the most popular Ohio bike paths is the 76 mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. This online exhibit tells the remarkable story of the fourth longest paved path in the United States. Learn about its early beginnings as a railroad route and its eventual transition into a widely used recreation path.
Stills, Bootleggers, and Speakeasies: Greene County during Prohibition
This online exhibit examines what led to the Prohibition Era and how Greene County responded to the federally constituted ban on alcohol. Learn about the Greene County crusaders of Prohibition; the County residents who defied the law; and the County officials who received additional compensation for every individual caught and found guilty.
Preserving History: The Greene County Infirmary
In 1869, the Greene County Infirmary was constructed to house county residents suffering from disabilities and physical/mental illnesses. In 1977, the facility closed and Greenewood Manor was opened. For 44 years, Greenewood Manor operated as a County-run nursing and rehabilitation center. In July 2021, Greenewood Manor closed its doors for the last time.
Votes for Women: Greene County Suffragists and the 19th Amendment
This online exhibit showcases several local Greene County women and how their national, state, and local efforts helped with the successful passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
25 Years of the Greene County Records Center & Archives
This slideshow highlights the 25-year history of the Greene County Archives. See the Archives from its founding, and the changes we've witnessed since inception. We look forward to seeing what the next 25 years will bring!