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The Lorain County History Center

The Lorain County History Center located in the renovated Horace Starr House, a large Italianate-style mansion. It, along with its carriage house were both built in 1857 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Lorain County History Center regular hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult and ages 13 to 18, $3.00 and children 6 to 12, $2.00 (Children under six and LCHS Members FREE). Group tours of 10 or more are welcomed and are $4 per adult. Please call LCHS at (440) 322-3341 to schedule a tour.


The Lorain County History Center contains seven new galleries for exhibits, a research library, new administrative offices and a gift shop. In addition, there is a significant increase in storage space, which will allow LCHS to continue to collect and properly preserve important county artifacts and archival materials well into the future. Two floors of the facility will be open to the public and each will have Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility. One of the major exhibit galleries will be dedicated to rotating exhibits provided from local historical societies in Lorain County as well as local industries and even private collectors. Appropriate climate, lighting, and security controls have been provided in all exhibit galleries.
Become a member of LCHS and visit the History Center for free. Visit to join. Membership levels include $35 for family; individual $25; sustaining $60; patron $125; and heritage $250. Join an affiliate group such as the Women’s Association for $10 or The Elyria Historical Association for $5 with an LCHS membership.