The Art of the Nativity Creche

The Lorain Historical Society is excited to welcome back their ‘Christmas Crèche’ display. This “Art of the Nativity Crèche” is currently on display at the Carnegie Center until Saturday, December 23rd.

On Saturday, December 3rd, an Open House for the creche will take place from 10:00am until 3:00pm accompanied by a presentation of the display at 11:00 am. The multimedia presentation by Dan and Dawn Bihary will include a brief history of “nativity scenes”, the current works overseas and in the United States. Additionally, an overview of the history and the process used to design and construct the Lorain Historical Crèche will be presented.

Reservations for this presentation are recommended by calling 440-245-2563, or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

Visit the display on exhibit from November 13 th until January 7th anytime Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Harriet Root: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Join us for David Hibbard’s presentation as he explores the life of his Great Aunt Harriet Root. Dave is one of the last survivors of the Root family branch going back to William H. Root (1803-1889). 

 Harriett Root was born in Elyria in 1885, and dedicated her life of unselfish service to her community. While attending Wellesley College in Boston, she became interested in helping immigrants that arrived to the United States, and began her charity work in Lorain shortly after her college graduation in 1907.Her community service began with a sewing class for daughters of steel workers in South Lorain, continued with a social service agency for the underprivileged, and she eventually organized war-related social services in France, Australia, and the United States.

Several photos, along with newspaper and magazine articles, and materials from Harriet’s estate will be available for viewing. Dave will be available for questions following his presentation.

 This program will be held at the Carnegie Center on September 24 at 11:00 am. Reservations are accepted by calling 440-245-2563 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Program fee of $5 applies, payable at the door.


Lorain's Connection to the Underground Railroad

Learn how families like the Burrells found the movement of abolitionism and practiced it through their participation in the Underground Railroad. From Oberlin to Sheffield to Lorain, runaways found a road to freedom with the help of the Burrells.
Presented by Matt Kocsis, Senior Naturalist at Schoepfle Garden, Lorain County Metroparks
Date and Time: Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 11 am
Location: Carnegie Center • 329 W. 10th St., Lorain
Admission: $5, payable at the door
Reservations Recommended: Call 440-245-2563 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Dante Lavelli: He Just Wants to Play Ball

Hear the story of this Cleveland Browns Hall-of-Famer whose career took him from the Hudson High School Explorers team where he was known as the “never-say-never quarterback” to the NFL where he earned the nickname, “Gluefingers.”
Written by Lorainite Kelly Boyer-Sagert
Performed by Bette Lou Higgins of Eden Valley Enterprises
Date and Time: Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 11 am
Location: Carnegie Center • 329 W. 10th St., Lorain
Admission: $5, payable at the door
Reservations Recommended: Call 440-245-2563 or send an e-mail to [email protected]