Preserving local history

Preserving Local History

Preserving Photographs Preserving photographs is an important part of our mission to document local history. Photos help us to remember the people who built and lived in our community. In an ongoing effort, our volunteers scan donated photos and store the originals in archival packaging to preserve them for future generations. Our collection to date…

Mike Butsko

Vietnam War Memorial

New Albany Vietnam War Memorial The New Albany Plain Township Historical Society is raising funds for a memorial to commemorate the soon-approaching 50th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For too many years the American servicemen and women who fought and died during the Vietnam War have gone unnoticed. New Albany, Ohio wants…

The Early Years

New Albany & Plain Township: The Early Years A presentation by Dennis Keesee at the November 18, 2021 meeting of the New Albany-Plain Township historical society. This hour-long presentation covers the original surveying of Plain Township, the founding of New Albany, the Hope Post Office, New Albany’s role in the American Civil War, local landmarks, historic photos,…

Don Ranney Interview

DON RANNEY INTERVIEW 2020 On October 23, 2020, I asked Don Ranney to join me at Eagle Pizza for a photo shoot in front of the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII commemorative mural I had placed on the side of our building. The Peace at Last Mural was featured on the front cover…

Heck of a Ride

Heck of a Ride We as a nation have been on one heck of a ride this year. Major historical events are happening so fast no one can keep up mentally. When looking back in time, however, we easily see that all these experiences in 2020 are nothing new. During the winter of 1894-95, when another pandemic swept…

Davide Cuccia

Author to Speak

Passionate illustrator, Author, Designer, Animal Rights Advocate. Have you ever wondered how difficult it might be to have your story turned into a book and published? And how do you go about marketing your book when it’s finished? Thursday, November 7, 2019, I’m going to be the featured speaker for the New Albany-Plain Township Historical…

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New Albany’s Best

New Albany Firefighter Firefighter Bob Westbrook will be the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society’s guest speaker this Thursday evening at Wesley Woods 4588 Wesley Woods Blvd, New Albany. The funny yet serious look at being a volunteer firefighter will be a part of our 7.00 meeting. Bob was a volunteer firefighter with Plain Township starting…