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Starts Here

"Since 1981 the Lorain Historical Society (formerly the Black River Historical Society) has been preserving the history of the City of Lorain for future generations."



Our Mission

"We engage 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."

Visit Us Today

Carnegie Center Hours

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Museum Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Carnegie Center

329 W. 10th St. 

Lorain, OH 44052

Call us now!

(440) 245 - 2563

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Upcoming Events        Programs

  • LHS KIDS Spring Break Camp
    Mon, Apr 03
    Lorain Historical Society
    Apr 03, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Lorain Historical Society, 329 W 10th St, Lorain, OH 44052, USA
    Join us for a week of activities, games, lessons, and lots of fun as we explore the idea of Lorain in the Springtime.
  • Closed Today
    Sat, Apr 08
    Lorain Historical Society
    Apr 08, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Lorain Historical Society, 329 W 10th St, Lorain, OH 44052, USA
    Our building is closed today for a Private Event.
  • Teaching Lorain Institute, Session 4
    Apr 13, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Lorain, 329 W 10th St, Lorain, OH 44052, USA
    The Teaching Lorain Institute is a professional development program for K-12 educators interested in connecting their students to Lorain’s history, public policy, economics, and youth engagement.

Learn More About Becoming a Member

$35 per person
$30 per person
$55 includes 2 adults & 3 children
$15 per person
$125 per person; $90 tax deductible
$275 per person; $240 tax deductible
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In the Know...

Lorain Historical Society hires Janeya Hisle to lead Lorain Black History Project
Toni Morrison essay, poster contest encourages youth to connect with her legacy, literature
Lorain Historical Society draws Small Business Saturday shoppers
Lorain Historical Society gift shop boasts plenty of Lorain-themed items

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