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We preserve the legacy and share the history of Rendville, Ohio.

What is The Rendville Historic Preservation Society?

Richard L. Davis
Photo of William P. Rend founder of Rendville, Ohio

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to leaving a legacy for future generations. We work toward this goal through the preservation of the history, heritage, and physical structures of the Village of Rendville.

News & Events

RHPS is always finding new ways to share the history and legacy of Rendville, Ohio. Every year, we celebrate Emancipation Day and Decoration Day in the village. 

Check in with us on social media for news on our history and upcoming events.

Our Projects

The Rendville Cemetery Project

The Rendville Historic Preservation Society and the Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies created a website preservation project focused on the Rendville/Scotch Hill cemetery.

The Little White House History & Visitor Center

We have many long-term goals, but the first and foremost is to create a space for learning, gathering, and sharing the unique ethnic and labor history of Rendville.

The Rendville Coal Town Archaeology Project

Archaeology is a crucial means of investigating Rendville’s past. The Rendville Historic Preservation Society, along with the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council, and The Ohio State University, have launched concerted efforts to preserve and share the history of Rendville through various community and academic partnerships.

In the Media

Rendville Cemetery Sign
News & Media

Decoration Day

On Decoration Day, RHPS honors the many folks who are buried in Rendville’s historic cemetery. These two videos created in collaboration with Ohio State students

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Donate to Help Us fund the Little White House Museum and Visitor Center

We are currently accepting donations via check and PayPal.

Checks must be made out to the Rendville Historic Preservation Society and mailed to:

Rendville Historic Preservation Society
Frans H. Doppen, Treasurer
59 Elmwood Place
Athens, OH 45701