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Collections & Research


Lorain Black History Online

The Lorain Black History Archive is a public history effort with the overarching goal of gathering and preserving the history of the Black community in Lorain through the collection of oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts.

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Lorain 1924 Tornado

In commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 1924 Lorain Sandusky Tornado, the Lorain Historical Society is uploading online its collection of tornado photographs and postcards.

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Latino Lorain History Online

The Lorain Historical Society is honored to be a part of the Latino Lorain History Project, a public history partnership with El Centro in Lorain and Oberlin College. We help collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the Latino Community in Lorain. A sample of what we have collected can be accessed here.

Postcard Collection Online

A sample of vintage postcards from the Lorain Historical Society collection.

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John Milas’ International Festival Collection Online

The John Milas Collection consists of photographs and slides taken by local amateur photographer John Milas. The collection contains images of the Lorain International Festival taken between 1967 through 2003.

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