Don't Miss our Annual Photo Shoot!

The Oakwood Historical Society Photography Fundraiser
Sunday, October 9 & 16th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - by appointment

Schedule your private 20-minute session with local photographer, Betty Cochran, at the historic Long-Romspert Homestead. Surround yourself in vintage beauty, selecting a picture on the elegant veranda, a lush English garden, or in a fun antique car. This is the last year at the original price of $50 for a 20-minute session. Take with you a CD with all the unretouched photos from your photo session, along with a signed waiver allowing you to produce as many copies as you desire, all for only $50!
To sign up, call 937-299-3793, email, or register online below! Someone will contact you to confirm the details.

2016 Far Hills Speaker Series

Following Famous Footsteps: A Century of Noteworthy Visitors to Hawthorn Hill
Alex Heckman, Dayton History
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.

What do Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Charles Lindbergh have in common with Billy Mitchell, John Glenn and Newt Gingrich? All of them have visited Orville Wright's picturesque home, a National Historic Landmark located right here in Oakwood! Following Famous Footsteps: A Century of Noteworthy Visitors to Hawthorn Hill will reveal details about the time spent at the house by these and many other famous persons during the past 100 years, from the period of Orville's ownership through the NCR guest house era until today.

This program is free and open to the public.

Hidden Oakwood Walk

Due to the overwhelming response to this tour in July, the “Hidden Oakwood Walk” Parks Tour will be held again in October. Tucked into the heart of Oakwood is found a trio of natural parks that invite calm reflection and an appreciation of nature. Wright Memorial Public Library and The Oakwood Historical Society are teaming up to host a fun and informative walking tour through Loy Garden, Elizabeth Gardens, and Friendship Park at Houk Stream. Discover the history, natural habitats and geology along Oakwood’s remarkable nature trails in a beautiful autumn setting.

The tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 AM and will be conducted by Mark W. Risley of the historical society. This 1.5 mile walk will begin and end in front of Wright Library. Bottled water will be provided. Registration and walking shoes are recommended.

Visit or call 937-294-7171 for more information and to register.

This program is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Oct 2, 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., & 1 p.m. - Discover Woodland Days Stroll though the historic garden cemetery and meet some of the famous and infamous people who have made Woodland Cemetery their final resting place

Oct 9 & 16 - TOHS Photo Shoot Schedule your session today for our photography fundraiser!

Oct 16, 2 p.m. - FHSS, "Following Famous Footsteps: A Century of Noteworthy Visitors to Hawthorn Hill", Alex Heckman

Oct 22 - Hidden Oakwood Walk Repeated! - Due to the overwhelming response and interest, we are repeating the walking tour!

Full calendar

Contact Us: Directory
Long-Romspert Homestead
1947 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood, Ohio 45419
(937) 299-3793
Tours by appointment.

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See a list of blueprints rescued by the historical society. These will be made available at future events.

©2014 Oakwood Historical Society
1947 Far Hills Avenue | Oakwood, OH | 45419
(937) 299-3793

Many photos throughout this website by Leah Konicki, 2014.