Alice’s House207 S Sugar St
Mc Arthur, OH 45651-1293
Alice’s House is a 19th century home that holds the Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Alice’s House is a 19th century house and home to the Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society. Inside you can find antiques and memorabilia donated by the people of Vinton County. In addition, the Historical and Genealogical Society keeps family and immigration records, a Vinton County newspaper archive, and sells historical and genealogical resources.
Construction began on the house in the early 1860’s but was delayed by the Civil War. It was held by the Ogan family and named after Alice Ogan Runyan. The house was donated to the Historical and Genealogical Society in 2000.
The collection at Alice’s house in continually growing, but contains antique furniture, tools, clothes, and other artifacts. In addition, the society has binders of information on Vinton County families and suitable resources for anyone looking to trace their lineage. Finally, they have an archive of both the McArthur Republican Tribune and McArthur Democrat Inquirer covering most of the 20th century.
Travelers may request a tour of the house and its annex. The staff also is willing to aid in any research you may wish to do.
Notes for Travelers
Parking at the site is limited, but ample parking exists on the street.