The Lorain County Historical Society is designated by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization. Membership dues are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor.
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What your support will accomplish:
Endowed Life Membership
Since LCHS has developed a high level of programming and has the opening of the new Lorian County History Center on its horizon, it is really critical for us to think not only of sustaining the current level of operations, but also to provide an avenue for continuing financial support well into the future. Becoming an Endowed Life Member helps to accomplish both of these goals. Contributions received for this program are placed directly into the LCHS Endowment at The Community Foundation of Lorain County. Over time there are two results, both positive:
If you want to find out who has chosen to support LCHS through this program, check out the attractive plaque that is on display at all LCHS membership meetings. If you wish to receive information on joining this stalwart group of LCHS members, please contact Director Bill Bird at the LCHS office or print off the below form for additional information.
To Get More Out of Your Membership, Please Consider Joining One of Our Affiliate Groups.
Elyria Historical Assocation welcomes everyone with an interest in working to preserve the history of Elyria and will take on specific projects such as collecting high school yearbooks. Quarterly meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of January, April, July, and October.
The Women's Assocation assists with educational programs for children and adults, conduct tours of The Hickories Museum, do conservation work on the museum's collection and help in the office and garden. They also host a book study group called "Off Campus Studies" by Case Western Reserve University. The discussion groups are open to all; a fee is charged for participation. They hold their meetings at The Hickories Museum at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.