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Who we are and what we do…

The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region refers to the are the historic coal town mining communities of the Appalachia region in southeast Ohio. The Mission of LCBD is to keep alive the past stories and traditions of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region and through our history, culture and environment help enrich the future quality of life in the region.


LITTLE CITIES. BIG NEWS.

Check in here for our upcoming events and latest stories…


Little Cities of Black Diamonds is Roaring into the 20’s!

Join with us for an entertaining shindig as our 25th Anniversary year unfolds and the “new” Little Cities Council takes shape! We invite all who are interested in joining us to find out about membership, volunteer opportunities, or just some local hospitality. Social begins at 6:30pm and program at 7pm at the Tecumseh Commons in Shawnee, OH.


Tickets are $10, which includes:

  • Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers
  • Local live music
  • Film
  • Talkbacks
  • 1 free raffle ticket (more can be purchased

This event serves as the kick off for our 2020 fundraising/membership drive as well, so consider adding your annual donation, whether attending or not. We’re excited to have you with us! We encourage guests to RSVP, but tickets will also be available at the door.

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day 2019

Twenty-five years of gathering and sharing the story of the Hocking Valley Coal Boom Era towns is cause for celebration at this year’s 25th Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day on Saturday, October 12 from Noon-8PM in downtown Shawnee, Ohio!

Come early to recognize the pioneers of the Little Cities local history movement at a 10AM Highlander Circle in the Tecumseh Theater, and stay the day for music, food, beer, vendors, hikes on the Buckeye Trail, quilt show and history tours as Second Saturday in Shawnee joins with the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council for this annual celebration. Highlander Circles continue in the afternoon as the Council reflects on 25 years of history gathering and sharing.

Express your ideas about the next 25 years during your visit and have a good time in historic Shawnee! Read more and check out the full schedule here!


Keep the Story Alive!

Click Here! to support the efforts of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council through donations or membership!


Little Cities of Black Diamonds Company Store

The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council is proud to announce that we’ve opened up the Company Store. We now have an online shop ready for business! Check it out.



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