Lorain County Historical Society and Museum


Lorain County Historical Society (LCHS) is a multi-dimensional organization based on the belief that an understanding of the past is critical to building a successful future. The current LCHS mission is to serve all persons and organizations interested in Lorain County’s past, present and future by collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the history of Lorain County.

LCHS recently expanded into a new Lorain County History Center that has greatly enhanced its ability to accomplish this mission and to provide learning opportunities for all of Lorain County’s citizens.

The Lorain County Historical Society also operates  The Hickories Museum, an 1895 mansion combining Richardsonian Romanesque and Shingle-style architecture. The interior features Tiffany-style windows, six fireplaces, carved faces and a private chapel. French and Gothic styles are apparent in the oak, mahogany and cherry woodwork. The museum interprets the lifestyle of a wealthy Lorain County family in the early 1900s.

The Hickories Museum is located only blocks away from the History Center. Daily visitors can enjoy guided tours of The Hickories Museum Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment (last tour starts 45 minutes before close). Admission: Adults $5; Children (ages 13-18) $3; Children (ages 6-12) $2; Children under six and LCHS Members FREE.

LCHS hosts yearly events such as the popular Valentine Tea, Spring Garden Luncheon, Youth History Camp, Ice Cream Social, Golf Scramble, BBQ and Silent Auction and a lovely Holiday Party. Please visit www.lchs.org for a listing of current events.

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