Events

Garford Arts Fest
August 18, 5:00 - 11:00 PM
Kerstetter Way, Elyria
Downtown Elyria is poised to begin a new era of culture and prosperity, and you can be a part of the change. Enjoy the stunning views of the East Falls while enjoying local music on multiple stages, savor the local food offerings while learning about Elyria's multicultural history, and peruse the crafts of local artisans and creators while celebrating the transformation taking place in Elyria's downtown!
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Entrepreneurial Elyria
September 15, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
The Hickories, 509 Washington Avenue, Elyria
Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria
We welcome you to visit the two historic sites of the Lorain County Historical Society to learn more about the local entrepreneurs who had these beautiful buildings constructed. Come to The Hickories and explore the rooms built for the family of businessman and inventor Arthur Garford. Stop by the Lorain County History Center and see the home built for Horace and Sarah Starr. Horace was one of the Starr Brothers who owned a dry goods store on Broad Street in the nineteenth century. Both properties will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 15. This event is free and open to the public! No registration is required! This special open house is being held as part of the “Ohio Open Doors” initiative.
 
Contact the office at 440-322-3341 or lchs@lchs.org with any questions.

Spirit Walks
September 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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!
Contact the office at 440-322-3341 or lchs@lchs.org for more information or to sign up!

Save the Date! Annual BBQ & Auction


October 13, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Jack Matia Honda, Elyria

Save the Date! Holiday Gala
December 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
The Hickories, 509 Washington Avenue, Elyria