Annual ice cream social
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Carnegie Center from 1 pm – 4 pm
Ice Cream Sundaes • Lawn Games • Live Music
Especially for the Kids: Face Painting and Pony Rides
Individual Tickets Available at the Carnegie Center
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday • 10 am – 3 pm
$5 per person • Children 12 and under are FREE
Tee-Up 'fore' history a success!
Once the rainy drizzle moved out of the area, the sunshine gave our golfers a glorious day on the links! We thank all of our participants and sponsors for their continued support of our organization.
Save the date for our next golf outing: July 15, 2023
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 in Bloom Lilac Poetry Contest
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Poetry Contest, in honor of our Lilac City.
Here are the winners!
1st Place: Matt Jablonski
2nd Place: Madeline Waggy
3rd Place: Stacey Crutcher
Thanks for joining us this summer!
We had great fun with all of our ‘LHS KIDS’ summer campers, and look forward to seeing students again throughout the school year!
Our programs are aligned with the state of Ohio learning standards, and have various cross-curricular components.
To learn more about our programming, contact Jenn McManamon, Children’s Education & Curriculum Coordinator, at [email protected]
Visit our gift shop
Our gift shop is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm.
Stop in to see our brand new Lorain Lighthouse T-shirt!
We specialize in locally handcrafted products that are inspired by Lorain’s history. It is the perfect place for all of your gift-giving needs!
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.
Back By Popular Demand...history boat tours
Our popular History Boat Tours are ready to set sail!
Participants cruise the Lorain waterfront and learn the importance that the waterways played in the development of Lorain, beginning at the mouth of the Black River. Historic landmarks such as the Lorain Lighthouse, the site of American Shipbuilding and the US Steel are on the path of the trip. Travelers can also witness the rebirth of wildlife preserves on the Black River by viewing the rookeries and the aquatic fish shelves along the tour.
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!
Our Gift Shop is now online!
Check out these and other great products in our shop.
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.
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 open to the public for tours and the Gift Shop.
Our hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Should you have any questions, please call us at (440) 245-2563 or email us at [email protected].
Please Note: The Moore House Museum is currently closed for renovations.
Upcoming Programs and Events
July 8, 10, 14, 22, 24, 28, 2022: History Boat Tours
August 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, 25, 2022: History Boat Tours
August 14, 2022: Annual Ice Cream Social at the Carnegie Center
September 10, 2022: Ohio Open Doors; Downtown Lorain Historic Building Tours
September 30, 2022: History on the Rocks Gala at The Shipyards
November 13, 2022: Gift Shop Annual Holiday Open House
December 9 & 11, 2022: Choral Spectrum Holiday Concerts