Our Vision Statement

We envision a future for Lorain where the Lorain Historical Society will be a leader in local history preservation, education, and community engagement; where children and adults are inspired by their shared and diverse history; and where people work together to create a vibrant city that is economically strong and a great place to live.

Membership Levels

The Lorain Historical Society has grown dramatically over the past few years.  We welcome new members—whether you live in Lorain or carry Lorain in your heart.  To join, either download our membership form or click on the links below to join online.

Historian: $30
Historian Senior (Age 65+): $25

 Student (Ages 6 - 18): $15 
Archivist: $75 ($70.00 tax deductible)
Benefactor: $250 ($220.00 tax deductible)

Join or renew by
mailing a check to:

Lorain Historical Society
329 W. 10th St.
Lorain, OH 44052
Download the form here.

Educational Outreach

The Lorain Historical Society sponsors several Educational Outreach programs throughout the year including tours of the Moore House and Carnegie Center.   Our Summer Camp, in partnership with the Lorain Police Department and the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame, provided a variety of activities for children at the Little Lighthouse Learning Center.


There are many ways that you can become involved in the work of the Lorain Historical Society.  We rely heavily on the efforts of our Volunteers for all of our fundraising events, office work, gift shop and tours.  We try to match your interests and talents to the work that we have to do.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can download our Volunteer Form or call Kay Lewandowski, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 440-245-2563 for more information.

Download our volunteer application here.

The Millennial Group

The Millennial Group is a group of engaged young individuals devoted to betterment of Lorain through history and service. #creatinghistorytoday The Millennial Group usually meets each month on the second Thursday at 6 pm and the fourth Saturday at 10 am at the Carnegie Center. Come to either or both! Contact Kaitlyn Donaldson ( for more information or to be included on our emails. Meeting reminders are also posted on the Lorain Historical Society's social media accounts. 

Below is a slideshow presentation of the 2017 interns accomplishments.