Saturday, October 11, 2003

Historical society runs contest

By Aaron Johnson
The Cincinnati Enquirer

HAMILTON - It's history season, and the hunt is on in Butler County.

The Butler County Historical Society is looking to attract more members with a local history hunt that will run through Sunday..

"It is a membership drive, but we also want people to become more aware of their heritage," said Betty Maham, administrative assistant for the society.

Contestants are given 12 photographs of historical sites or buildings in or near Hamilton, which they must locate and then answer questions about. The first six entries turned in at the museum win prizes ranging from a $10 gold coin, to a DVD player to gift certificates for restaurants.

Entry forms are available at the Benninghofen House, the society's museum and home, at 327 N. Second Street in Hamilton. It is open Tuesday though Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Completed question cards can be turned in at the museum any time before 4 p.m. on Sunday to claim a prize.

"(Many of) the people living here are relatives of the people who founded (Hamilton) and this is a way for them to get in touch with the heritage," added Mayam.

The hunt entry fee is included in the $20 membership fee. For more information call the historical society at 896-9930.

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