winter closure

Our Buildings will be closed for a few weeks to allow for Staff Development, Program Planning, Artifact Inventory, and a deep cleaning.  We can be reached by e-mail at: [email protected], and one of our staff members will reply as soon as possible.

We will be re-opening on February 14, 2023!

2023 Spotlight industry

The LORAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY is honored to be the Lorain International SPOTLIGHT INDUSTRY for 2023!

Follow the upcoming Lorain International Events Here!

Teaching Lorain Institute

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. Participants learn from area leaders and experts, engage in various activities focused on pedagogy, visit interesting sites around Lorain and develop classroom-ready curricula for immediate use.

Click Here to learn More About This Exciting Initiative

Join Us as a Member Today

We welcome you to join the Lorain Historical Society! Your membership supports our educational and historical programs, as well as the proper care of all of our artifacts.

Some of the benefits of membership includes 10% off in our Gift Shop, and the opportunity to tour our museum at no additional cost.

History at Home Programs

We are delighted to provide the links to some of our recent History at Home Programs!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a look back at some of Lorain’s history.  Don’t forget the popcorn!

History at Home Programs Link

Walking Tours

The Lorain Historical Society has two virtual history tours available for free? Utilizing the izi.TRAVEL app, you can experience the Lorain Historical Walking Tour and the Lorain Tornado Tour anytime right from your smart phone. You can enjoy them during a relaxing walk, from your car, or from the comfort of your home.


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.

Our Vision

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.

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

The Carnegie Center is currently closed for a Winter Break, to allow for Staff Development, Program Planning, Artifact Inventory, and a deep cleaning.

We will re-open on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Should you have any questions, please  email us at [email protected]

One of our staff members will reply as soon as possible.

Please Note: The Moore House Museum is currently closed for renovations.

Upcoming Programs and Events


January 21, 2023: Teaching Lorain Institute 

February 4, 2023:Lorain Black History Archives Open House

February 9, 2023: Teaching Lorain Institute

March 6, 2023: Teaching Lorain Institute

March and April, 2023: Special Tours of the Moore House