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LIST OF EVENTS AND PROGRAMS 

Lorain Historical Society Tornado Presentation 

May 11, 2024 | Time TBD Located at the Carnegie Center 

More information coming soon...

Lorain Public Library "One Saturday Afternoon" Show Times & Other Programming

Dates & Times TBD

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The Lorain County Metroparks (Lakeview Beach) Walking Tours

June | Time & Dates TBD 

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Official Commemoration Event

June 28, 2024 at 12:00pm Remembrance Ceremony at Lakeview Park

- This remembrance event will honor the victims and survivors of the tornado.

- The Lakeview Bath House location was selected for this event because of its tragic history as where the tornado first made landfall in Lorain. 

5:00 pm Lorain International Festival Kick-Off

Acknowledgement during the Lorain International Festival’s opening remarks kicking off the festival weekend.

The Lorain County Metroparks "One Saturday Afternoon" Show Times

Dates & Times TBD

Coming soon...

Guided Walking Tour Schedule | Second Saturday's Main Street Lorain

June 8, 2024 | Time & Location TBD

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July 13, 2024 | Time & Location TBD 

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August 10, 2024 | Time & Location TBD

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September 14, 2024 | Time & Location TBD

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FireFish Festival

September 14, 2024 | Time & Location TBD

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Black River Stamp Club Annual Stamp Show Feat. Lorain Tornado

November 23, 2024 | Time & Location TBD

Purchase the exclusive Lorain Tornado Postmark and Cachet at the stamp show! Can't make the show? The postmark and cachet will be available for purchase at the Lorain Historical Society. 

Is your organization planning a public event about the tornado that you would like to have added to the community calendar? Please send date, time, location, and description information to Lorain Historical Society AmeriCorps Member Kaitlyn Brulia to have your event included. Kbrulia@lorainhistory.org. Not sure if your event should be included? Email Kaitlyn Brulia with questions.

1924 Lorain Tornado Postcards & Photographs

Research & Explore

Lorain Historical Society volunteers have been describing and digitizing the extensive collection of Tornado photographs, postcards, and documents for the public to view and explore online. Check out our CatalogIt page dedicated to our Tornado Collection!

Volunteers have done their best to identify exact locations of images in the collection. Let us know if you have information or family history to add the collection!

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Tornado Walking Tour

Can't join us during Main Street Lorain's 'Second Saturday' events or want to take the tour on your own?

We've got you covered. By downloading our 1924 Lorain Tornado Walking Tour you can have a copy of our self-guided walking tour!

For questions or concerns about booking a walking tour please contact our Curator, Kaitlyn at kdonaldson@lorainhistory.org or call (440) 245 - 2563.

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Children's Lesson Plan

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Metro Parks Tornado Tour

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The Tornado Historical Marker

More information coming soon...

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Lorain Public Library Activities

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Lorain County Bicentennial

The Lorain Historical Society’s historical contribution to the Lorain County Bicentennial is to feature programming around the 1924 Lorain Tornado. For more information around other Bicentennial events happening around Lorain County click 'learn more'. 

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Mission

To honor the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Lorain tornado, local organizations are working together to remember the victims and survivors of the tornado and promote awareness around the rebuilding and rebirth that followed.   

 

Events and activities to commemorate the tornado will be held beginning Friday, June 28, 2024 and continue throughout the summer of 2024. A central community program and event calendar can be found below.  

 

Partners include the Lorain Historical Society, Lorain County Metro Parks, Main Street Lorain, the Morning Journal, FireFish Arts, Lorain Public Library System, the Black River Stamp Club, Lorain Port and Finance Authority, and the City of Lorain.

Involved Organizations

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Letter stamps

1924 Lorain Tornado Postmark

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Our Products (coming soon)

Our products will be available in our Carnegie Center gift shop on April 13th. We are not currently offering shipping for our 1924 Tornado Collection at this time. For item availability please contact Office & Gift Shop Manager, Madison at (440) - 245 - 2563 Ext. 7001. 

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