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.

Donate here!

This first exhibit will focus on Vine Avenue as one of the legendary hotspots representing Latino history in Lorain.

September 15 – October 30 at the Carnegie Center

Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm

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.

Daily Sponsors:

The Carrion Family

El Centro

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

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