History at home programs

We are thrilled to present our History at Home Programs virtually, utilizing ZOOM technology.

Our next program will feature Lorain native Ruth Anna Fisher on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST.Register Here!

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.


Congratulations to Barb Piscopo!

Barb Piscopo, Executive Director of the Lorain Historical Society, is the recipient of the Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership.  This award, given annually by Leadership Lorain County, is presented to local leaders that make a meaningful impact in our community. Barb was chosen for this award in recognition of her work to preserve, honor, and connect the rich history of the community and ensure its legacy into the future.

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Joel Arredondo

President, Lorain City Council

Joyce Ferlic Arredondo

Trustee, Lorain Historical Society

We Are Honored

to be the recipient of a Grant for Collections Care

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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 New COVID-19 Protocol

The Carnegie Center and the Moore House Museum will remain closed until March 2, 2021.

When we re-open, we will be happy to greet guests on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Carnegie Center and on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Moore House. (Please Note: The Children’s History Room is closed until further notice.)

Should you have any questions, please call us at (440) 245-2563 or email us at [email protected].

As the Lorain Historical Society waits to re-open, we want to assure our volunteers, visitors and guests that we are doing our best to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved. It is for that reason that we are basing our protocols on Responsible RestartOhio for Consumer, Retail, Services and Entertainment from the Ohio Department of Health. We have also consulted with Lorain County Public Health, our local source for up-to-date information on COVID-19 and related issues.

Visitors and customers will be required to wear a facial covering when entering the Carnegie Center for any reason: for a tour, to shop or for a meeting. Those coming to the Moore House for tours are required to wear a mask, as the rooms are small and there is limited space between tour guide and visitors. Visitors who need to use stair railings can wear disposable gloves (provided) during the Moore House tour to avoid direct contact. Upon entering the museum, someone will take your temperature and if you have a fever, you will be asked to return home and notify your health provider. Upon entering the museum, each guest will be required to give their name, phone number and email address. This information is being collected for contact tracing purposes and will not be shared with outside parties beyond that situation. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum and guests are encouraged to use them when necessary.

The Gift Shop area is limited to 6 customers at a time due to distancing concerns. Customers who visit the gift shop can wear disposable gloves that are provided in the store. Gloves are to be carefully removed upon leaving the gift shop area to avoid any cross-contamination. Customers are asked to ensure a minimum of 6 feet between shoppers, especially at check out. Shoppers are encouraged to use contact-less payment options where possible and to avoid the use of cash or check wherever possible. Please note that during this time our return policy is being suspended. All sales are FINAL, until further notice. For the continued safety of our customers, we will clean all high-touch surfaces in the gift shop every hour. This includes the check-out area and hand sanitizing station.