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Ashville Area Heritage Society
34 Long Street

Ashville, Ohio 43103

Phone: 740-983-9864

Email: [email protected]

Regular Hours:
Tues - 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Wed-Fri - 10:00 to 2:00 PM

Due to Covid-19 concerns wearing a mask is appreciated for visitation.

Take some time to watch our Welcome Video that will give you an idea of the treat that is in store for you at Ashville Area Heritage Society’s - Ohio Small Town Museum

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Traffic Light

This link will lead folks to information
on then Ashville resident Teddy Boor’s invention.  Ashville’s traffic light that hung over the intersection of Main St. and Long St. well into the 80’s

 Amazing Ashville

Click to visit AmazingAshville.com dedicated to a book written by one of the museum’s curators, Bob Hines.  Titled “Amazing Ashville”, Bob has chosen some unique items and personalities and tells of their amazing stories in a way that tickles the imagination.

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Clicking on this link will take folks to information about Ashville Area Society’s mural that passersby see as they drive by the museum along Long Street.  


Click for information on this wonderful historic item that became Ohio’s State Bicentennial Centerpiece.  Ohio celebrated its bicentennial with this historic flag found in Ashville.

Click to visit the AmazingAshville website

Bob Hines’ Newest Book - Amazing Ashville

Bob Hines, one of the original curators of the Ashville Area Heritage Society, has beautifully chosen and written about some of the myriad of items housed in the building that folks in Ashville, Ohio, the surrounding areas, and many who have visited the building from afar, call Ohio's Small Town Museum.

He has artfully captured the flavor of the distant and not-so-distant past of Ashville and surrounding areas and presents their history in an amazing fashion flavored with his unique sense of humor that tickles the imagination.

It was a pleasure to read his written work and see his wonderful illustrations throughout the pages.  It will be good to see his book added to the section of the museum dedicated to the Ashville Area authors.

Thank you Bob for a wonderful walk back in time and for all the work you, Charlie Morrison, and others have done to keep the past alive.  
… Lifetime Member - Michael W Moore


There will never be another Charles W. Morrison. He was funny, endearing, quick-witted, kid-loving, entertaining, and a generous soul that was admired by all he encountered. His legacy goes far beyond his family and the many people he called friends. Far beyond the town he loved so much--the town that loved him back. No one here has ever been showered with so many accolades and deserving words of praise. He reveled as our ambassador to other communities that wanted to try to create their own museums. He and his trusty side-kick Jack Lemon spread the gospel of a developing community-based, self-funded museums across the state.

No, there will never be another Charles W. Morrison and we are all diminished because of that, but in a sense, as long as his beloved museum is open and thriving, he will always be with us.

On September 25th from 2pm to 5pm Ohio’s Small Town Museum will be conducting a Grand Opening of the Amazing Ashville exhibit. This event is dedicated to the memory of Charlie. There is a special display on his life and the exhibits throughout were influenced by his fun-loving spirit. The public is invited to this free event…. Bob Hines.


There will never be another Charles W. Morrison

Charlie Morrison is pictured here at the Ashville Small Town Museum, where he was found most days. Morrison was inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on May 16, 2012.
CLICK ON HIS PHOTO to see an article copied from the Circleville Herald ran on May 17, 2012.

Charles W. Morrison

June 25, 1931 ~ September 6, 2022
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home Information