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Standard Model A Talking Machine

Standard Model A, Standard Talking Machine Company on display in the Union County Historical Society Museum

Union County Historical Society

246 West 6th Street
Marysville, Ohio
Web: www.historyohio.com

The Union Country Historical Society dates back to the late 1800s. It is currently housed in an 1890s Queen Ann style brick home that belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Dana Morey. The home was willed to the society and has been restored to much of its original charm and unique character. The rooms inside the house each house specific collections.

The museum is filled with Union County history and memorabilia. The house itself highlights many of the Victorian era construction details such as burled maple woodwork, parquet floors, porcelain sinks and a zinc bathtub.


One of the unique features in the house are the original sinks and faucets. Today we are accustomed to just 2 faucets, but the Morey house sinks have 3. Two of the faucets are plumbed with hot / cold running water that is pumped in from the town water supply. However, in the late 1800s, water supplies were not always reliable. To avoid not having water in the house when water shortages happened in the town, a cistern was built in the attack where water could be stored for just such emergencies. This water supply was accessed through the "third" handle.


Union County Historical Society Display Room

1905 Turner Automobile which was one of the first automobile's built in Ohio. It is surrounded by an impressive military collection.

Weller Log Home

Originally constructed in the 1830s, the Weller home was moved to its current location next to the Union County Historical Society's museum.

Weller Cabin

The log cabin also has a frame-style addition that houses the fireplace and kitchen area, with stairs leading up to the 2nd floor bedroom. Edward Weller purchased the land where he would later build his cabin and raise his family just south of Marysville in Milford.

Weller Cabin Kitchen

Weller began a pottery manufacturing business called the Weller Pottery Works which was one of the leading businesses in Marysville of the day. that grew into a large field tile manufacturing operation with some of his pottery on display inside the cabin.

Although there is evidence that Weller purchased the land in 1849, it is not sure whether or not the cabin was on the land at the time of the purchase or if Weller constructed the cabin or perhaps added on to the cabin. There are definitely 2 different types of construction. In the 1970s Ellsworth Ohnsman purchased the Weller Cabin and moved it across the street from its original location in Milford. Ohnsman restored the cabin to its original configuration. In 2005 the Ohnsman family donated to the cabin to the historical society.