Lorain Historical Society

Lorain Historical Society The Lorain Historical Society was formed in 1981 by a group of dedicated community members interested in collecting information & artifacts on our history.

63 years ago today, the world lost Admiral Ernest J. King.Here he is at the Yalta conference.back left.
06/25/2019

63 years ago today, the world lost Admiral Ernest J. King.
Here he is at the Yalta conference.
back left.

Due to high demand, we have added two additional dates for our 95th Anniversary Lorain Tonado Tour on Wednesday July 31 ...
06/24/2019

Due to high demand, we have added two additional dates for our 95th Anniversary Lorain Tonado Tour on Wednesday July 31 at 6pm and Saturday August 3 at 11am.

At the Moore House, 309 W. 5th St., Lorain.
Reservations: Call (440) 245-2563 or e-mail to [email protected].
$5 program fee applies, payable at the door.

Dates:
July 25 @ 6 pm
July 27 @ 11 am
July 31 @ 6pm
Aug 3 @ 11am

First history Excursion boat tour of the year! Wind is from the north, It's a little rocky out here.
06/22/2019

First history Excursion boat tour of the year! Wind is from the north, It's a little rocky out here.

Join us for our program about the 95th Anniversary of the Lorain Tornado at the Moore House Museum. Today, Saturday, Jun...
06/22/2019

Join us for our program about the 95th Anniversary of the Lorain Tornado at the Moore House Museum. Today, Saturday, June 22 @ 11 am

This program will be held at the Moore House, located at 309 W. 5th St., Lorain. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended by calling (440) 245-2563 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. $5 program fee applies, payable at the door.

Here's more dates:
July 25 @ 6 pm
July 27 @ 11 am

The adventures begin this weekend!
06/21/2019

The adventures begin this weekend!

2019 Waterfront 💦 History Excursions, sponsored by the Lorain Historical Society start this weekend.
Saturday, June 22
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 27
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased on the
Lorain Port Authority's website at www.lorainportauthority.com or by contacting the Port Authority at 440-204-3369. The boat tours will depart from Lakeside Landing at 2 pm; guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior.

**Correction as of 6/21-See comment below. Aug. 3, has been cancelled.

95 years of Fligner's Market!
06/20/2019
Lorain's longest standing grocery story celebrates 95 years

95 years of Fligner's Market!

A family-owned, full-service grocery store is celebrating 95 years of service to the Lorain County community. It's a milestone the Fligner family says wouldn't be possible without their customers and suppliers.

Happy Juneteenth Lorain!
06/19/2019

Happy Juneteenth Lorain!

A Blast form the Past!! Our very own Board of Trustees Member, Terri Soto!!
06/18/2019

A Blast form the Past!! Our very own Board of Trustees Member, Terri Soto!!

Snow? In June? Why not?Get these Handmade Lorain Lighthouse snow globes from our giftshop. $110.If you are looking for a...
06/18/2019

Snow? In June? Why not?
Get these Handmade Lorain Lighthouse snow globes from our giftshop. $110.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift to give to someone who loves Lorain and its lighthouse - this is it!
Handcrafted by an artist in North America, this is a treasure. The Gift Shop is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 - 3. Orders are being taken NOW! They can only be ordered in small “batches”, so if you want yours for an upcoming special occasion, our advice is DON’T WAIT!

Join us for our program about the 95th Anniversary of the Lorain Tornado at the Moore House Museum. The first one is thi...
06/17/2019

Join us for our program about the 95th Anniversary of the Lorain Tornado at the Moore House Museum. The first one is this Thursday, June 20th at 6PM.

This program will be held at the Moore House, located at 309 W. 5th St., Lorain. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended by calling (440) 245-2563 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. $5 program fee applies, payable at the door.

Can't make it Thursday? Here's more dates:
June 22 @ 11 am
July 25 @ 6 pm
July 27 @ 11 am

We hope all you awesome fathers in Lorain had a happy Father's Day!
06/17/2019

We hope all you awesome fathers in Lorain had a happy Father's Day!

There are still spaces available for this event!Join us!
06/14/2019

There are still spaces available for this event!
Join us!

Learn all about the tornado that touched down in Lorain 95 years ago and changed the city landscape.  Programs will be h...
06/09/2019
June is Jumpin' with activities!

Learn all about the tornado that touched down in Lorain 95 years ago and changed the city landscape. Programs will be held at the Moore House Museum on June 20 & 22 and July 25 & 27. Reservations are now being taken by calling 440-245-2563.

In June 1924, an F4 tornado touched down in Sandusky and Lorain, taking a total of 85 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.  Join us at the Moore House as we explore the history of this major natural disaster; hear accounts of the storm's impact and how it remains a significant part...

Stop into our gift shop and get one of these Lorain Lighthouse snow globes.
06/08/2019

Stop into our gift shop and get one of these Lorain Lighthouse snow globes.

Learn how to make fabric pieces in our 'Quilting 101' class on June 15 at the Carnegie Center.  This program is in colla...
06/07/2019
June is Jumpin' with activities!

Learn how to make fabric pieces in our 'Quilting 101' class on June 15 at the Carnegie Center. This program is in collaboration with FAVA, and is made possible through the Nord Family Foundation. Sign up today by calling Jillien at 440-245-2563.

In June 1924, an F4 tornado touched down in Sandusky and Lorain, taking a total of 85 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.  Join us at the Moore House as we explore the history of this major natural disaster; hear accounts of the storm's impact and how it remains a significant part...

61 years ago today, the Recreation Field is renamed George Daniel Field.After 48 years as coach and athletic director,Ge...
06/05/2019

61 years ago today, the Recreation Field is renamed George Daniel Field.
After 48 years as coach and athletic director,
George F. Daniel retired from the Lorain School System a week later on June 12th.

Hurry!There's only four spots left for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Gr...
06/05/2019

Hurry!
There's only four spots left for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

77 years ago today, Lofton R. Henderson gave his life for his country.This is a picture of him we have at the Historical...
06/04/2019

77 years ago today, Lofton R. Henderson gave his life for his country.
This is a picture of him we have at the Historical Society, it is signed by Admiral King.

It's time to sign up for our "Kidpreneur" Summer Kids Camp, set for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. C...
06/04/2019
June is Jumpin' with activities!

It's time to sign up for our "Kidpreneur" Summer Kids Camp, set for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. Campers will learn all about Lorain entrepreneurs, and what it takes to start a business! Call Bonni at 440-245-2563 for more details!

In June 1924, an F4 tornado touched down in Sandusky and Lorain, taking a total of 85 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.  Join us at the Moore House as we explore the history of this major natural disaster; hear accounts of the storm's impact and how it remains a significant part...

There's still time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades ...
06/03/2019

There's still time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our ...
05/28/2019

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Lorain. And never forget why we have this day.This is the Hispanic Veterans Memorial ...
05/27/2019

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Lorain. And never forget why we have this day.
This is the Hispanic Veterans Memorial in Oakwood Park.

Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center and Moorehouse Museum will be closed Saturday so that our volunteers can spe...
05/25/2019

Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center and Moorehouse Museum will be closed Saturday so that our volunteers can spend Memorial Day weekend with their families.

116 years ago today, Lofton Russell Henderson was born.He died leading his squad in a bomber attack on a Japanese aircra...
05/24/2019

116 years ago today, Lofton Russell Henderson was born.
He died leading his squad in a bomber attack on a Japanese aircraft carrier in the battle of midway on June 4th, 1942.
The 21st Street high level Bridge was renamed in his honor on October 21st 1991.

Another lovely annual meeting on the books. Our biggest attendance yet. Thank you to all involved, all who attended and ...
05/24/2019

Another lovely annual meeting on the books. Our biggest attendance yet. Thank you to all involved, all who attended and to our speakers, Al Harsar, Pastor Crucita Marrero, Tom Brown, Barb Piscopo, Bart Gonzalez and our keynote speaker, Radhika Reddy!
You're making us #LorainProud!

Radhika Reddy speaking at the Lorain Historical Society's annual meeting.
05/23/2019

Radhika Reddy speaking at the Lorain Historical Society's annual meeting.

Happening right now, our largest annual meeting ever!
05/23/2019

Happening right now, our largest annual meeting ever!

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our ...
05/22/2019

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11-14, especially for kids in Grades 1-3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. ...
05/21/2019

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

Happy 42nd birthday to the Lorain born Professional Skateboarder and entrepreneur Chad Muska!
05/20/2019

Happy 42nd birthday to the Lorain born Professional Skateboarder and entrepreneur Chad Muska!

Long before the Carnegie Center was home to the Lorain Historical Society, it was Lorain's first library. It was dedicat...
05/20/2019

Long before the Carnegie Center was home to the Lorain Historical Society, it was Lorain's first library. It was dedicated on this day, 115 years ago.

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. ...
05/19/2019
Children's Room — Lorain Historical Society

It's time to sign up for our 'Kidpreneur' Summer Camp, scheduled for June 11 - 14, especially for kids in Grades 1 - 3. Our Kidpreneurs will learn how to start their own business! More info at www.lorainhistory.org/childrens-room

The Children’s History Room features interactive replicas of Lorain landmarks including the historic Bascule Bridge and a lake freighter.  This room is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 – 3 and is staffed by a qualified educator.  Children can enjoy “free play.....

It's a weekend of Lorain birthdays!119 years ago today, Helen Steiner Rice was born.
05/19/2019

It's a weekend of Lorain birthdays!
119 years ago today, Helen Steiner Rice was born.

112 years ago today, Stevan Dohanos was born.The great Lorain born painter created 125 covers for The Saturday Evening P...
05/19/2019

112 years ago today, Stevan Dohanos was born.
The great Lorain born painter created 125 covers for The Saturday Evening Post.

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