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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.


Genealogy or SAGA Database Access

Anyone is welcome to stop in at the Heritage Center during regular business hours. Access to our genealogy database or the SAGA database is free.The research library inside the Heritage Center is available to use on Saturdays 11am - 3pm.
If you wish to access our database via the internet, you may do so by joining SAGA and obtain the information from our genealogy database through their system. Our genealogy database cannot be accessed directly through the internet.

We will respond to written and email inquiries addressed to:

Kidron Community Historical Society
P.O. Box 234
Kidron, Ohio 44636-0234


We are sorry but we cannot fulfill research requests that require access to other SAGA databases by written request.

Locate Us

Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center

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13153 Emerson Rd.
Apple Creek, Ohio 44606


Open: April through October from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays.

Off Season: The Heritage Center is closed November 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.

Posted On: Apr 2, 2024
The 2024, 17th Annual Homecoming is underway. Check here for the latest news!
Posted On: Jan 24, 2024
The Village was beautifully decorated!
Posted On: Nov 14, 2023
Join us at Sonnenberg Village December 15, at 7 pm!