Vermilion History Museum

Vermilion History Museum See Print Shop Museum news and more by visiting the Vermilion Views webpage. It's a dandy.
This is a nonprofit organization in its infancy. We're starting from scratch with a building and equipment that served as a print shop and a weekly newspaper from 1905 to 1964.
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The building was built in 1904 by Caselton Roscoe of Milan, Ohio for his son and daughter-in-law, Pearl and Bessie Roscoe to house the business. There is an apartment above the shop where the Roscoe's lived and raised their two daughters. Today the apartment has become part of the museum featuring historical artifacts from the printer's family as well as those from Vermilionites of the past. CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS.

Mission: A. to allow the general public an opportunity to observe the manner in which 19th and 20th letter press printing and newspaper publishing were accomplished by: (i) providing the public with a knowledge of the equipment used for printing and publishing a weekly newspaper, (ii) illustrating to the public the tasks requisite to publishing a weekly newspaper, as well as the printing of books, magazines, and posters using letter presses, (iii) providing the public with an understanding of how news was gathered and disseminated small towns in America during the majority of both the 19th and 20th centuries thus providing all with substantial historical records of social and economic development

Experimental Pic @ OOC 05.27.20🤓
05/30/2020

Experimental Pic @ OOC 05.27.20🤓

Vermilion Today
04/29/2020

Vermilion Today

Vermilion History Museum
04/09/2020

Vermilion History Museum

The Vermilion History Museum will be closed until the everyone is deemed ok. But we'll feature some 360° pic tours here while ye wait. Stay safe, stay well and stay happy.

The Vermilion History Museum will be closed until the everyone is deemed ok. But we'll feature some 360° pic tours here ...
04/09/2020

The Vermilion History Museum will be closed until the everyone is deemed ok. But we'll feature some 360° pic tours here while ye wait. Stay safe, stay well and stay happy.

This a 360° Museum still shot taken in the Apartment of the Museum 04/02/2020. The others I've posted have been videos. ...
04/02/2020

This a 360° Museum still shot taken in the Apartment of the Museum 04/02/2020. The others I've posted have been videos. This still shot affords time to look around. But I'm still not satisfied with the focus or color.

03/30/2020

Check out a new 360° museum video that I put up today. Very cool stuff.

03/27/2020

The museum will not be open until it is clear the bad ol' virus has passed. But you can call me or visit my website @ vermilionohio.org - it changes weekly.

New to the page is a link to the Vermilion History Museum Theatre. On this page you will find numerous videos and some a...
03/18/2020
Vermilion History Museum - Home

New to the page is a link to the Vermilion History Museum Theatre. On this page you will find numerous videos and some audios pertaining to the history of Vermilion. You will also be treated to a virtual video tour of the museum. You will find it at: http://www.vermilionohiohist.org

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VERMILION HISTORY MUSEUM THEATRE

Over the years I have  - a along with photographs and written histories - recorded and collected both video and audio files

Aside from this page I also have one: http://www.vermilionohio.orgthat has a new post every week along with a link to a ...
12/31/2019
Vermilion Views

Aside from this page I also have one: http://www.vermilionohio.org
that has a new post every week along with a link to a history theatre page where some audio and videos are accessible. But visit the museum. We like talking with everyone and sharing Vermilion histories.

Come in and share your historical knowledge of Vermilion with us. We don't bite our patrons.
08/26/2019

Come in and share your historical knowledge of Vermilion with us. We don't bite our patrons.

We do pix.
02/23/2019

We do pix.

01/12/2019

We will soon begin working on a "definitive" history of Vermilion, Ohio. But we would not advise anyone to hold their breath waiting for it to be written and published. This will require the work of several persons.

Now available at the museum - some real nice matted historical pix of Old Vermilion as well as Vermilion books.
12/11/2018

Now available at the museum - some real nice matted historical pix of Old Vermilion as well as Vermilion books.

11/01/2018

Big do-ins at the museum on the 10th. It's a Wine Tasting fundraising event. See you there. -Rich...😎

09/06/2018

We have recently received a little jewel - a 1917 token from "Cloudy's" Louis Noel's ferry. Come and see it for yourself along with our other artifact collections.

04/23/2018

We're not just another pretty museum. We're the biggest small museum in the area. And we contain a print shop too. Come visit before we grow bigger.😏

04/16/2018

We are open Mon thru Sat from 11 am to 3 pm. Stop by for a visit. We're always happy to see a smiling face.

Vermilion's Civil War Vets at Harborview
12/12/2017

Vermilion's Civil War Vets at Harborview

10/09/2017

COMING SOON. Exhibition of Editor Roscoe's Photographs 1900-1946.
Stay tuned...

10/06/2017

Very soon we will have a lift chair at the back of the building.

This is a view of the upper floor in the museum. There's a good deal of local history in these rooms. Take time and visi...
03/09/2017

This is a view of the upper floor in the museum. There's a good deal of local history in these rooms. Take time and visit us...

More Info about our Wine Tasting Benefit
10/19/2016

More Info about our Wine Tasting Benefit

10/19/2016

The Museum is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. We are not open on Holidays. And on the 3rd Friday of each month we're not open until 12:30 p.m.

Also - NYC are the initials for the New York Central Railroad.

National Museum of the Great Lakes | Sloop Washington Discovered
08/19/2016
National Museum of the Great Lakes | Sloop Washington Discovered

National Museum of the Great Lakes | Sloop Washington Discovered

Sloop Washington Discovered August 17, 2016/in Uncategorized /by Carrie SowdenThe National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to work with extraordinary shipwreck searchers in Lake Ontario as they announce the discovery of the 1803 shipwrecked sloop Washington. The Washington was built near what i...

This is just an ad re: the museum. The hours are what they are because I am the only person (at the moment) available to...
07/13/2016

This is just an ad re: the museum. The hours are what they are because I am the only person (at the moment) available to be at the museum and I have other activities that require my attention. I am, however, at the museum (usually) in the early morning.

This poster describes the next Special Activity at the Museum. Put it on your schedule. You'll have a interesting and fu...
04/29/2016

This poster describes the next Special Activity at the Museum. Put it on your schedule. You'll have a interesting and fun time.

This is the amended flyer / notice for our upcoming Civil War weapons exhibition. It's really a tremendous exhibition. G...
03/12/2016

This is the amended flyer / notice for our upcoming Civil War weapons exhibition. It's really a tremendous exhibition. Get your tickets ahead of time.

Before the freeze comes these windows and the door to the bindery room are complete. And they look very nice.
11/28/2015

Before the freeze comes these windows and the door to the bindery room are complete. And they look very nice.

Address

727 Grand St
Vermilion, OH
44089

General information

The print shop houses two linotypes (c.1915), and 4 letter presses: A Stonemetz 2 revolution newspaper press (c.1919); a Kelly press (c.1917); a Chandler & Price 8"x12" Gorden Jobber Press (c.1900); and a Heidelberg windmill Press (c.1954). There is book bindary / storage room with a manual paper cutter, electric stapler, and manual hole punch machine.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(440) 967-4555

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