LCHS Contact Information
284 Washington Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: (440) 322-3341
Fax: (440) 322-0893
LCHS Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
284 Washington Ave.
Elyria, OH 

We are closed on Mondays, Sundays and Major Holidays:

Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.




We have lots of books for sale check out the Publications tab on the left to order

yours today!





Be sure to check our our Events page for Elyria Bicentennial programs and events

Stop by the History Center for special commemorative envelopes! These three envelopes depict Heman Ely, Artemas Beebe, and Town Hall. Envelopes are $2.00 each, or $5.00 for the set of three. 

Oral History Event!
Saturday March 25th 1:00-3:00pm
We would like to invite you to our Oral History event this Saturday celebrating Elyria's Bicentennial. There will be volunteers at three locations; West River branch of the Elyria Public Library, The History Center, and Abbewood. Please come with an Elyria memory for our volunteers to record! Oral histories are a vital part of documenting what life was/is from your personal perspective.





Museum Tours

The Hickories Museum
509 Washington Ave., Elyria OH
Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 1-3 p.m.

Lorain County History Center
284 Washington Ave., Elyria, OH
Tuesday through Friday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Saturday  1-3 p.m.


Other times by appointment
  Admission: Adults $5.00

Ages 13 to 18, $3.00 / Children 6 - 12, $2.00 (Children under six and LCHS Members FREE).


Group Tours:

10 or more $4 per adult.
Call (440) 322-3341 to schedule a tour.


Johnson Family Library
LCHS Members:
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other times by appointment.
By appointment only.
$5.00 fee per day.