‘Hidden away’ history may find new home at ex-Dayton Metro library

The city of Miamisburg is moving to acquire the former Dayton Metro Library branch, which could become the future home of the Miamisburg Historical Society.

The city and the library are working on a deal for Miamisburg to take control of about an acre that includes the former library site on South Fifth Street, property at which the historical society has expressed interest in consolidating operations, officials said.

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The historical society’s site at 4 N. Main St. is inadequate to house all of the organization’s items, said Kurt Stueve, president of the MHS.

“We’ve got all kind of” memorabilia “that are basically hidden away,” Stueve said.

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The metro library vacated the facility when it moved into a new $7 million building on South Sixth Street last year. City council has approved an ordinance to accept property, but details are still being finalized, officials said.

Once the city and the library work out an agreement, a deal with the historical society will be sought, Miamisburg City Manager Keith Johnson said.

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