10 West Oak Street, Canal Winchester, OH 43110      PHONE: 614-833-1846
Our purpose is to educate the public as to the historical importance of Canal Winchester, Ohio and its surrounding area as an early farm community, an important port of the Ohio Canal, a railroad stop, and a growing community in the age of the automobile.  This will be accomplished by educational programs of historical significance at the facilities owned by the Society and elsewhere, including programs at the "Queen of the Line" railroad station, Prentiss School, and the O.P. Chaney Grain Elevator, which facilities are currently owned by the Society.

On April 25, 2007, the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society acquired the Ed Jeffers Barber Museum so that it would remain intact and in Canal Winchester.  It is the only museum of its kinds in the world -- dedicated solely to the barbering profession.  The museum, as is true for all museums, has ongoing expenses and is always in need of volunteer and financial help.  The Ed Jeffers Barber Museum Endowment Fund is one way to help ensure the financial support of the Barber Museum.

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's main complex consists of a one-room school, a railroad depot, and a grain elevator.  The complex also has ongoing expenses.  The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society Endowment Fund has been established to ensure the future of the CWAHS Complex.

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit educational corporation administered by interested citizens to collect, preserve, maintain, promote, educate, and inventory historical records, data, real and personal property, or other property that might be acquired by the Society.
Do you enjoy learning about local history?  Then be sure to save Tuesday, April 1, as Jim Huffman will be speaking at the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's meeting!  Jim was the artist of the mural that originally hung at the Canal Winchester Bank, and now hangs in the O.P. Chaney elevator, where the meeting will be held.  If you haven't seen the mural, believe me when I say it is worth your time to come and check it out!  If you have seen it, come and hear the history of exactly how Jim was selected to be the artist, and how he selected the people in the mural. The title of the mural is "Winchester on the Canal", and it depicts Canal Winchester in June of 1887.

The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Hockman Meeting Room at the O.P. Chaney Elevator, which is located at the corner of North High and Oak Streets.  The meeting is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  For additional information, please contact Joy Habegger at jhabegger@wowway.com.