Spirit Walk
October 9, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria
We are planning two walks of historic Ridgelawn Cemetery this year, one on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 AM and one on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 PM. Each walk will cover a different part of the cemetery, so consider registering for both. Even if you joined us last year, you’ll learn something new! Each walk costs $5 for LCHS members or $8 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Contact the office at 440-322-3341 or for more information or to sign up!

14th Annual BBQ & Auction

October 13, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Jack Matia Honda, 823 Leona Street, Elyria
Enjoy an evening of delicious food and auction fun when we hold our 14th Annual BBQ & Auction. Big Dog Catering is back this year so start training for their all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs and chicken, and don’t forget to follow up with a slice of delicious pie! A cash bar will be available. You'll need to eat a good supper to have lots of energy for our auctions! We've been hard at work gathering items for our auction baskets and for live auction. Tickets are on sale now at the LCHS office, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria for $35 each for LCHS members / $40 for general public. Contact the office at 440-322-3341 or to RSVP or for more information. All proceeds benefit the programs and properties of the Lorain County Historical Society. Thank you!
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Murders, Mysteries & History of Lorain Co. Book Presentation
October 25, 7:00 PM

Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria

Whodunit? A new book by author Don Hilton has the scoop! Check out "Murders, Mysteries and History of Lorain County, Ohio, 1824-1956” for stories of real crime in cities and towns in our county. Hilton will give a presentation about his book and sign copies at the Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria on October 25 at 7:00 PM. Books can be purchased for $32 each.This event is free for LCHS members! No RSVP required. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please contact the office at or 440-322-3341.

InterSociety Potluck & Meeting
November 1, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Carlisle Reservation Visitors Center, 12882 Diagonal Rd, LaGrange
Save the date for the InterSociety Committee of Lorain County Historical Society annual potluck dinner! Come and share your recent activities and learn from other groups in the county. Our host this year is Heritage Avon Lake.

Annual Holiday Gala
December 7, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Hickories, 509 Washington Avenue, Elyria
Join us for this festive evening event. See the beautiful, historic Hickories museum decorated for the holiday season while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres, holiday sweets, and spirits. Ticket information will be coming soon!

LCHS Member Program: Christmas Gift-Bringers
December 13, 3:30 PM
The Hickories, 509 Washington Avenue, Elyria
LCHS members are invited to The Hickories for this special presentation by Janet Bird. Hear the traditions of gift-bringers from various cultures compared to the American version of Santa Claus. This is a free event but registration is requested. Contact the LCHS office at 440-322-3341 or