Our Collection

The Shelby House boasts a wide collection of Botkins memorabilia and documents. Below is a small highlight of some of its collection.

The Botkins Reds Collection

The Botkins Reds were a semi professional baseball team that was part of the old Western Ohio League between c. 1910 to 1970. Games were played at Cole Field.

Military Service

Collection of numerous military uniforms and overcoats including ones from the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

Kempfer Collection of Botkins Business Items

Contains hundreds of artifacts from many current and past business affiliated with the Village of Botkins.

The Businesses that Made Botkins

Video featuring Botkins Provico 1961