(513) 245 9540
Where Military History Meets Militaria Collecting
Next up!
The MAX is right around the corner!
If you have not already made your travel and hotel plans, there is no time like the present.  Remember: this is an area rich in history and fun things to do, so bring the whole family!  Never mind school, chances are the kids aren't learning anything useful anyway, and even that might actually be a best case scenario.  The MAX Show is held within shouting distance of Gettysburg, Antietam, Pennsylvania's Amish country, the new National Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, etc., etc.
!! 2025 Show-of-Shows Table Application deadlines are fast approaching !! 
 Existing Table Renewal: application must be received by July 30, 2024
NEW dealer (waiting list) application must be received by August 31, 2024
Click here to print a 2025 SHOW OF SHOWS table reservation form 
At the last meeting, the board of directors approved an updated set of rules by which govern what does (or does not) happen at OVMS Shows.  A great many of these can be summarized as "use common sense and be considerate", and that would be perfectly sufficient for 95% of participants.  However, some of these cover things that well-intentioned folks may not have considered, and others deal specifically with our renewed focus on trying to eliminate long lines at the big shows and make things run as smoothly as possible for everyone.  Please make sure you read these, especially if you are a dealer or table helper.  OVMS Rules
Also, please note - everyone participating in OVMS shows, whether as dealer, helper, or patron is REQUIRED to follow all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to regulated (post-1898) firearm transactions.  Military Collector Shows are not 'duty-free zones' where the rules somehow magically do not apply.  If you are not familiar with who can and who cannot sell or buy at the show, follow this link to the ATF Gun Show Guide.  OR, scan the QR code to the right with your mobile device so that you can save it there for handy reference.   

 PO BOX 98
 BATAVIA, OH  45103 

VOICE: 1-513-245-9540
FAX: 1-513-245-9541

The Ohio Valley Military Society is one the oldest and largest Militaria collector's clubs in the world with over 4,000 current members.

The primary endeavor of the Society is to promote the study and collecting of historic military artifacts by sponsoring three regularly scheduled shows a year in the Ohio Valley area. 

The Ohio Valley Military Society is an Ohio corporate Society the sponsors exhibitions and educational shows where military artifacts and regalia can be bought, sold, or traded. 

The society promotes the study and the discussion of military history, military artifacts, and their provenance through the collecting of military items.


The Military Historian

Read our Society newsletter, as well as peruse archives of our past issues!
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Upcoming Shows


2024 Show of Shows 

Feb. 20-22, 2025

Kentucky Expo Center
Louisville, KY

Get a table at the 2025 SOS!


2024 Wilmington June Show

June 7-8, 2024


2024 June Wilmington Show Table Reservation Forms, click here.

June 2024



Sept. 19-21, 2024
York Expo Center

York, PA

2024 MAX Table Reservation Form
Click here for more details on the MAX


2024 Wilmington November Show

November 1-2, 2024


2024 Wilmington Show Table Reservation Forms, click here.

November 2024

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