Attica Area Historical Society

plates, mugs, and cups in the history room

About the Historical Society

The Attica Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of every other month in the History Room of the Seneca East Public Library. The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in the history of Venice Township and adjacent areas. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life and gives us a better appreciation of our American heritage.

The Society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area: its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade and transportation. It will collect printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of the past and present.

The Society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far, as may be feasible, to all that wish to examine or study it, and to undertake the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.

The Society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers and discussion; by marking historical buildings, sites and trails; and by using the media of radio and television to awaken interest.

To see local entries in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook go to www.ohiomemory.org and search using the word Attica.