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LCHS is proud to have received support from Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.

Lorain County
History Center
284 Washington Ave
Elyria, Ohio 44035

The Lorain County Historical Society is thrilled to welcome visitors! Your health remains our highest priority and we’ve made some updates to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
  • Reduced capacity remains in effect for LCHS properties. All visitors and staff are required to wear face coverings. Sanitizing stations are in place and we ask all visitors to follow social distance guidelines.
  • The LCHS office at the Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria is open regular business hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday.
  • The research library is open by appointment only. Contact the library at or 440-322-3341 to arrange an appointment time.
  • If you have an item that you would like to be considered for donation to LCHS, you must speak to the archivist first. Contact or call 440-322-3341.

The Hickories
509 Washington Ave
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Tours of The Hickories Museum are available by appointment. Please contact the LCHS office at or 440-322-3341 for more information about a tour.