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Making the



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.
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 was left to the City of Lorain in Helen’s will.
In 1994, the Moore House became the home to the Black River Historical Society, now known as the Lorain Historical Society.  It is maintained as a house museum of the 1920’s era of Lorain.
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