Latino Lorain History Project

The Latino History Project is a public history partnership of El Centro, the Lorain Historical Society, Oberlin College, and leaders in the community with the overarching goal of gathering and preserving the history of the Latino community in Lorain through collecting oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts.

The exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years of Latinos in Lorain” will be the first of many initiatives that will capture and preserve the history of the Latino community in Lorain. Please consider joining our other sponsors and community leaders in making a donation to the future of this important project.

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This first exhibit focused on Vine Avenue as one of the legendary hotspots representing Latino history in Lorain. Our next installment of this project will focus on Latino Veterans.  If you have a story to share, please send and e-mail to [email protected].

Want to learn more about our Latino Lorain Project? We have a dedicated website just for this project!

Latino Lorain History Project

This project is made possible by:

This project made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History ‘mastodon’ license plates, and designated gifts to the Ohio History Connection.

We are so thankful for our Sponsors:

The Carrion Family

El Centro

Giant Eagle H.O.L.A. Business Resource Group

The Hispanic Fund

Leadership Lorain County

Lorain County Community College

Lorain Historical Society

Lorain Public Library System

Main Street Lorain and Lorain Proud

Mexican Mutual Society

Oberlin College

South Lorain Friends

Special Thanks to The Bonner Center for Sponsoring the Exhibit Preview Party