Your generous contributions support our Mission.  It is through the efforts of people who love Lorain and its rich tradition and history that the Lorain Historical Society has been set on a path to success.  We are able to boast of two beautiful properties:  the Moore House Museum and the Carnegie Center.  While we have made significant investments of time and money in both of these buildings, we want to make sure that our efforts continue well into the future.  Your gift to our Endowment Fund or to our Operating Fund will ensure that the story of Lorain’s history—its people and the events that shaped them—will be passed on for generations to come.  Thank you for your loyal and generous support.

Endowment Fund: 

As part of our Capital Campaign for the renovation of the Carnegie Center, we had a goal of raising $1,000,000 for Endowment.  Currently we are half-way toward our goal and need to raise an additional $500,000 to be able to generate approximately $50,000 annually to help in the work of the Historical Society.  That work includes developing relevant programs for the community about the history of the City of Lorain, educational programs for school aged children, as well as designing innovative exhibits around themes that recall Lorain’s rich tradition and challenge visitors to think creatively about the City’s future.  If you would be interested in making a contribution toward our Endowment Fund, please click the button below. All donations are welcome and will be recognized in our Annual Report.  Gifts of $1000 or more will receive permanent recognition in the Carnegie Center.

Operating Fund:

As the organization has grown over the past few years, we have also taken on added expenses related to the maintaining of both the Moore House and the Carnegie Center.  Proper storage of our numerous historic artifacts, photos and archives is also an ongoing concern.  Donations that help to support the day-to-day running of the Lorain Historical Society come from several sources:  Memorial Gifts, Grants and our Annual Fund.  If you wish to make a donation to our Operating Fund, please click the button below. All donations are welcome and will be recognized in our Annual Report.  

If you would like to consider donating to the Lorain Historical Society through a planned estate gift, please call Barbara Piscopo, our Executive Director, at 440-245-2563 for more information.

If you are considering making a Donation of a historic object, photograph or archive, please call Kaitlyn Goss Donaldson, our Collections Supervisor, at 440-245-2563 to set up an appointment.