In the early 1920’s, The Association of Ex-Pupils (AXP) raised the money needed to
build a library. The new Memorial Library was formally dedicated in July of 1925.
The plaques on each side of the entrance to the Museum state:
This memorial erected by the Ex-Pupils of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home
Dedicated to the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic Founders of
this Home On April 5, 1964, the building was designated as the Hobby Center
by the American Legion Auxiliary (Department of Ohio).
On Aug 3, 1979, The Board of Trustees designated this building as the AXP Museum, in order to
perpetuate the memory and tradition of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home/Ohio Veterans Children’s Home. This museum stands as a symbol of the diligent and tireless efforts of 24 individuals on the Museum Committee, chaired by Alfred “Abie” Reynolds. The AXP continues to operate the museum on the grounds of the home.The building is leased to the AXP from Athletes in Action.
The museum is open to the public and admission is always free
Tuesdays - 10am to 3pm
If you would like to schedule a group or personal tour on a day that our museum is not open,
please contact the AXP at (937) 269-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OSSO/OVCH AXP @ 2013