This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. We have chosen to entitle our commemoration of this centennial  “Beyond the 19th Amendment.”

In honor of the narrative of women’s suffrage we were honored to bring together a panel of extraordinary women to our Annual Meeting, held recently at Ariel on Broadway. These women have not only shattered glass ceilings, but have broken barriers of ethnicity, geographic region and economic class as well.

Their stories woven together build a tapestry of their successes and  failures, turning weakness into strengths, and building bridges and collaborations as they persevered in their respective industries.

These stories are not unlike the City of Lorain itself -a city that has seen its fair share of success and failures, growth and rebirth. Yet through the efforts of those who work to break barriers it continues to be the vibrant, diverse city we are proud to call home.

How 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.

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.”