HISTORY starts with YOU!

History is three-fold. It involves preserving the past, embracing the present, and shaping the future. At the Lorain Historical Society, we see YOU in every phase. Your generous support of our efforts has helped us emerge as a strong community leader—one that collaborates with others about the past, present, and future of the City of Lorain.

The impact YOU have had on our organization cannot be minimized. Without the tremendous response from our growing group of community supporters, we couldn’t have weathered the economic storm that challenged us throughout the COVID pandemic.

A collective commitment to achieve our fundraising goals from dedicated donors like YOU will go a long way in furthering our mission. Nothing we have accomplished over the last 40+ years has been done alone. Please take a moment to look in the mirror. We hope you see what we see—a generous and committed partner who shares our love for the City of Lorain and looks forward to our community’s continued resurgence and success.

Thank you for your consideration and for your ongoing support!


Ways to Donate


Your gift to the Endowment Fund will insure our sustainability well into the future.  The interest generated from our Endowment Investment is used each year to provide programs and exhibits for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Memorial-Tribute Donation

You can also make a donation to our Endowment Fund when honoring a family member or friend through a memorial or tribute donation. These gifts last beyond a one-time donation and are a great way to honor someone you care about by leaving a lasting legacy in their name.

General Contributions

Donations made to the Annual Fund allow us to continue our vision “to 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 be.”