A brief history of Bremen Area Historical Society

Bremen Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization that was established in 1984 and is dedicated to collect, identify, preserves and promotes all artifacts about Bremen, Fairfield County. It also aims to safeguard the ideas, traditions, and values of the rural people of Bremen.

This society operates a historical museum which is accessible to the public during regular hours and upon requesting an appointment.

The Team behind Bremen Area Historical Society

The Bremen Area Historical society is managed by the following members of the board: Terry Borah (president), Mike Henwood (Vice President), Lynn Mc Candlish (secretary) and Kathy Mowry (Treasurer).

The trustees of the society include Evalyn O’Reed, Ken Shorter, Toni Harper and Rick Mc Candlish; these people are entrusted to manage all the property and assets owned by the historical society on behalf of the people of Bremen.

The Amenities They Offer

The following are the amenities that are provided by Bremen Area Historical Society the historical museum;

  • Free parking
  • Free admission – for all visitors who wish to experience the incredible history of Bremen
  • On-site parking
  • Wi-Fi on site- you will enjoy the availability of Wi-Fi at the museum, and you will not miss sharing your moments with friends on social media.

Visiting Hours of the Museum

Tuesday: 9am- 3pm

Saturday: 1 – 5 pm

Sundays June, July and August from 2-4 pm

You can also visit with an appointment.



 The History of the Museum

The land where the museum is built was bought in 1837 by Gerhard Heinrich Hehemann and wife Maria Engel Rolf. The house was initially used as a shop, and it was made using timber for the outer part of the house and used (daub and wattle) in between the woods.

The design of the house consisting doors, windows and the staircase represents the German heritage who were the early settlers of the town. The current owner, Mr. Bruce Scheer, was once approached by a group of people in fall of 1973, with the intention of buying the house to safeguard the museum.

Following pledges from both individuals and businesspeople, a buying price of $15,500 was finally agreed. After that, the Bremen historical society was transformed into a non-profit organization that strived to collect and safeguard the history of the Bremen including German Township and Lock Two.

They believed the German history of the community was significant to protect and share with the future generation. The museum was reconstructed to its current look by founders and volunteers.

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