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LCHS is proud to have received support from Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.

Lorain County
History Center
284 Washington Ave
Elyria, Ohio 44035

The Lorain County Historical Society welcomes visitors!
  • With the end of state health orders on June 2, 2021, mask wearing in LCHS properties is optional. We respectfully request that those who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and observe social distancing while in our museums. We'll continue to provide sanitizer and disposable masks for your convenience.
  • The LCHS office at the Lorain County History Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • The research library at the History Center is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. Consider contacting the library prior to an in-person visit at or call 440-322-3341 to ensure the best service.
  • If you have an item that you would like to be considered for donation to LCHS, you must speak to the archivist first. Contact or call 440-322-3341. 

The Hickories
509 Washington Ave
Elyria, Ohio 44035

  • The Hickories is available to tour at
    1:00 PM every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Labor Day.
  • Tours fees: Adults $5, Children 13-18 $3, Children 6-12 $2, Under 6 FREE, LCHS Members FREE
  • Contact the LCHS office at or 440-322-3341 to reserve your tour.
  • LCHS participates in the Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to America's active-duty military personnel and their families throughout the summer months. For more information, click here.
Blue Star Museum