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Making the
MOST at Moore

Learn 'Moore' about what we're doing over at our Moore House.

Pardon Our Dust

After almost ten years with a display set as a historic home, the Moore House is getting an update!

The 2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan sets historic preservation of the Moore House and storage conditions for Lorain Historical Society's museum collections high on the list.

Over the next 3 years, we will be transitioning the home into a set up better suited for public programs, preservation of the Lorain Historical Society's 3-D object collection, and behind the scenes tours. 

The beauty and preservation of the home is top priority and this solution will allow more people to view the home as well as see objects from the collection normally kept behind the scenes. 

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History of the Moore House

Leonard M. Moore built what is now referred to as the Moore House Museum in 1906. He was a bank trustee, businessman and Secretary/Treasurer of the Lorain Lumber and Manufacturing Company as well as City Council Member and Mayor. As Mayor, Leonard M. Moore was responsible for the City’s purchase of land on the western outskirts of Lorain which became Lakeview Park.

He and his wife, Caroline, raised their three daughters in this home, and his daughter Helen lived there until her death in 1980. 


The House is now owned by the City of Lorain, but it has been the home of the Black River Historical Society, now known as the Lorain Historical Society, who have leased it from the city since 1994.

Moving our Collections

See our Recent Updates

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