- To discover, collect and preserve materials, both tangible and intangible, of the history of the village of West Liberty, Ohio and surrounding area.
- To carry on research concerning said history and to publish the results of its efforts.
- To, when financially possible, undertake or aid and assist in the restoration or repair of historically significant buildings in the village and its surrounding area.
- To preserve the cultural legacy of said village and surrounding area for future generations through oral histories, publications, research and photographic archives; and to make same available at a local site and through the use of technology.
The West Liberty Historical Society has the goal of completing the restoration of West Liberty's historical Town Hall and converting the the George Bailey House into a museum featuring local artifacts from West Liberty and the region's history. Learn more about these exciting projects below, and Contact Us to get involved in West Liberty History!
Phase 3 of the Town Hall Restoration
Phase 3, the final step in the Town Hall Restoration project, is underway! Phase 3 is the restoration of the 2nd floor Opera House.
Funding for the Town Hall Project has been through personal and business donations, grants, and contributions by the Village of West Liberty and Liberty Township.
The West Liberty Town Hall Restoration Committee has raised over $260,000 in renovation funds for Phase 1 and 2, plus $60,000.00 for the purchase of an additional building. We have received a $15,000 grant from the Columbus Foundation/Mary Eleanor Morris Fund, a $30,000 donation from a local business and $25,000 from the local Savings and Loan, but 73% of the donations are under $1000; we have public support and interest. Additional work done by the township and village for $95,000 has secured the building for future generations.
To complete Phase 3, the West Liberty Historical Society is requesting $300,000 from the Capital Investment Program. Follow our progress or help the project along by PLEDGING A DONATION TODAY!