In July our society participates in the annual Air Show Parade with a float/wagon that is designed, built and ridden and/or tended by members - often with their children and grandchildren's participation.

Special Tours are available upon request between May 1st and December 31st (weather permitting).  Call 937.898.5300 and leave a short message with your phone number and one of our members will return your call.


  • Spring & Fall 'House Tours':  A prominent member of our society makes arrangements for group tours of beautiful, old, unique homes, farms and flowering gardens in and about the greater Dayton area.  There are six tours in the Spring and six in the Fall.
  • Spring & Fall 'Trek to Tadmor':  A walking, guided tour to this historic area where this very early Great Miami 'river town' was once located.  Like Dayton, Tadmor also received irreparable damage by the flood of 1913 and was ultimately abandoned.
  • May:  Barn / Garage / Antique Sale is held on our historical grounds.*
  • December:  'Christmas at the Springs':  This is a festive occasion wherein we celebrate the holiday season with a Cookie Walk.  Baked Goods, Antiques and Christmas Decorations Sale.  These various events are held in the renovated 1860's Schoolhouse, our late 1800's Log House and in our restored, early 1900's Barn.*

*NOTE:  All buildings are also open for tours during these events.

Open House Dates

The Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler enjoys 14 Open House dates throughout the summer months each year.

  • All buildings exhibits are open 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM the first and third Sundays of each month: April - October
  • All buildings and museum exhibits are open to the public
  • Entry is "free" and tour guides are provided
  • Guided tours for individuals or groups are also available upon request by calling 937.898.5300