Our Mission

The Lorain Historical Society engages members of the community and our visitors in our shared and diverse history through preservation, education, collaborations, and exciting programming for all ages, so that we learn from the past, develop civic pride, and transform the future.

Call us at (440) 245-2563 or
email us at info@lorainhistory.org


Preservation of a Community Landmark Award

The Cleveland Restoration Society and American Institute of Architects Cleveland have selected the Carnegie Center as one of 15 projects in Northeast Ohio to receive the 2017 Award for Preservation of a Community Landmark.

Members of the Restoration Society do site visits and examine factors such as the beauty, use of preservation best practices, creativity or how a community comes together to save a structure.

The Lorain Historical Society launched a $3 Million Capital Campaign in 2013 to pay for most of the needed remodeling and restoration, as well as establish an Endowment Fund.  A $500,000 grant from the State of Ohio Facilities Construction Commission was also awarded to complete the project.  Clark & Post Architects, Inc. designed the remodeled interior and exterior with Ron Cocco, President, serving as Architect of Record.  General Contractors included S. M. Fox Construction of Elyria for Phase I and Majzun Construction of Lorain for Phase II.

Children’s History Center

Installation of the of Lorain’s Bascule Bridge and The Ore Ship at the new
Children’s History Center at Lorain Historical Society’s Carnegie Center!