Events

History Walks: Ridgelawn Cemetery
Want to enjoy the fall weather while learning about the history of our area? Join LCHS for our annual cemetery walks in Elyria's historic Ridgelawn Cemetery! This year we are offering four walks during October.

Ridgelawn is also known as the "Old Elyria" cemetery and is "home" to Heman Ely, founder of Elyria and many important figures in local history. We will offer family-friendly tours, appropriate for all ages, on October 3 and October 31 at 1:00 PM.  Strollers and wagons are welcome, although the grounds of the cemetery may be difficult to navigate during parts of the tour.

New for this year, we are offering our cemetery tour with a twist! Do your Halloween tastes fall more to suspense and mysteries rather than pumpkins and adorable costumes? We will offer our tour on October 22 and October 31 and focus more on the spookier stories of Ridgelawn residents. These two tours are best suited for adults and older teens.

The fee per tour is $8 per person ($5 for LCHS members) and registration is required. Tours are limited to 15. Social distancing must be observed between family groups and face coverings must be worn by any tour attendee 8 years of age and older. All tours will start at Smitty's Restaurant. Parking as available at Smitty's. Contact the office at 440-322-3341 or lchs@lchs.org for more information.


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