Events

Museum Tour: New Indian Ridge Museum
August 10, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Cooper Foster Park Rd, Amherst

Lorain County Historical Society members are invited to a tour of the New Indian Ridge Museum. This private museum, housed in the historic Jacob Shupe Homestead in Amherst, contains many prehistoric and historic artifacts, including those that were originally part of the collection of Col. Raymond Vietzen and his Indian Ridge Museum on West Ridge Road in Elyria, now demolished. The museum is not to be missed! The tour is free, but space is limited. You must be a member of LCHS to attend. Contact the LCHS office at 440-322-3341 or lchs@lchs.org for more information.

Victoria Woodhull: Shattering Glass Ceilings
September 26, 7:00 PM
Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria
Join us for this free presentation to hear the remarkable story of this fearless female who spent her life doing things that women in her time didn't do, including being the first woman to run for President - in 1872! Victoria Woodhull ran for president under the banner of The Equal Rights Party. She supported universal suffrage for women, an eight-hour work day, a national education system, and world peace with the creation of an international body to help prevent war around the world. Radical ideas in her time! In 1871, Victoria was the first woman to publicly address Congress with her declaration that the 14th and 15th amendments already gave women the right to vote. She was an outspoken advocate of spiritualism and the revolutionary idea that women should have the right to choose who to marry and whether to divorce. She and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, were suffragists, newspaper owners and the first women stockbrokers on Wall Street.