Our History

Citizens for Historic and Preservation Services, CHAPS, was founded as a result of an effort to save the historic Butler County Home in Fairfield Township. After a long battle--and the eventual loss of the imposing structure--CHAPS was founded as a county-wide organization to channel the frustration from the buildings' loss into a positive preservation effort. Since its founding in 1983,  CHAPS has been helping communities throughout Butler County preserve and protect their historic treasures. A 501(C)(3) not for profit corporation, CHAPS has worked with individuals, community organizations, and historical societies in education and informing citizens and decision-makers of the benefits of preserving our heritage.


Citizens for Historic and Preservation Services
P.O. Box 1276| Hamilton, Ohio 45012