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The Kidron Community Historical Society is located in the village of Kidron in Wayne County, Ohio. We are dedicated to collecting, preserving and maintaining items of historical importance in the Kidron-Sonnenberg community that was settled here in 1819. We maintain a historical museum in downtown Kidron, the Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center, with many items on display from the local community. A large genealogical database and research library is available in the museum, with a focus on Amish and Mennonite ancestry. We also operate the Sonnenberg Village on the outskirts of Kidron where we preserve historical buildings utilizing a sustainable living model that features renewable energy, green building technology, and sustainable gardening and landscape techniques.

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Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center


13153 Emerson Rd.
Apple Creek, Ohio 44606


Open: April through December from 11 AM to 3 PM on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Off Season: The Heritage Center is closed December though March but welcomes appointments to visit the museum or for a tour. Call and leave a message for information or to make an appointment to visit the Heritage Center.

Sonnenberg Village


13497 Hackett Rd.
Apple Creek, Ohio 44606


The Sonnenberg Village has no established operating hours as it is still under construction. Call and leave a message for information or to make an appointment to visit Sonnenberg Village.