The Historical Society office staff is located in historic Buckingham Lodge also referred to as Bonnell House.  The restored home dates back to 1860. It is located at 8650 Camargo Road in Indian Hill.

Buckingham LodgeWe can be reached at 513-891-1873 or Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10am-4 pm.

The Indian Hill Historical Society is looking for a LIBRARIAN:

  • Hours are flexible, 10 hours per week
  • Categorizing, Data Entry, and Filing
  • Great location in historic home in Indian Hill

For more details, please call 891-1873 or email:

Lawre Bonekemper, Administrator

Lawre joined the Historical Society in September, 2015. Her duties include maintaining the membership roster, tending to Society correspondence, issuing dues notices, maintaining tax records, plus doing payables and receivables. In addition, she works with chairmen and committees on all of the programs and activities of the Society. She also handles creative writing, graphics and photography for the Historical Society’s page in the Indian Hill Bulletin, annual mailer and program notices. Helping people with rentals of the Little Red Schoolhouse is another one of her responsibilities.

Lindsay McLean, Historian/Archivist

Lindsay became the historian and archivist with the Society in January, 1994.  Besides maintaining the Society’s archives she is in charge of the oral history program, securing recorded interviews with residents and former residents pertaining to local history and families.  A historian and teacher by education and experience, Lindsay researches and writes the “Images” articles in the Indian Hill Bulletin and also does special research regarding matters of Indian Hill history upon request. She is also the director of the Historical Society’s educational outreach and Landmark Plaque programs.

In memory of Jacquie Sehr, Librarian

Since 2009, Jaqueline Sehr has been the volunteer librarian at the Indian Hill Historical Society. After a career with the Clermont County Library, she devoted her expertise to maintaining the archives at Buckingham Lodge.  A highly intelligent lady, she kept the library up-to-date, cataloging books, documents, and other material in a computer program and then filing the actual items.  The work was demanding, detailed, and repetitive at times, but Jacquie managed it with aplomb. For seven years, she was a true friend to both staff and Board members.  An engaging person, she was easygoing and had a great sense of humor.  In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Jacquie had a wide range of interests – including gardening and preparing food, cross stitchery, cats (especially Kinky Boots), German festivals and heritage, her faith and her country church, history, travel abroad and in the USA, and, of course, books. An avid reader, she once remarked that she always had at least two books in process all the time.  She enjoyed bring part of the team at Buckingham Lodge, and regularly took phone messages, addressed envelopes, and proofread articles over the years.  Jacquie would frequently arrive at the office with eggs, preserves, or chocolate to share with fellow staff members.  She was both interested and interesting.  Jacquie died unexpectedly on July 31, 2016.  She will be missed not only for her knowledge and dedication, but more so because she was special to all who knew her.

If you have questions regarding membership, our programs, schoolhouse rental, archives, landmark recognition program, or other related activities, please contact us.