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Ross Historical Center

The Ross Historical Center, owned and operated by the Shelby County Historical Society, was built in 1902 as the home to William Haslup, a local industrialist who owned the Sidney Steel Scraper Company. His company did a prosperous business in the manufacture of steel scrapers, wheelbarrows, road graders and general road machinery.

This 17-room, two-story frame home is located one block from historic downtown Sidney and features a monumental portico and four fluted Ionic columns on the exterior and an interior characterized by exquisite woodwork.

The Ross Center’s purpose is to preserve historical resources and promote historical awareness of Shelby County. The Center is known for its revolving exhibits, computer research room, and library. The staff at the Center also conducts wonderful and enlightening tours of historic downtown Sidney.

Ross Historical Center
201 North Main Street

Sidney, Ohio 45365

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Local Number: (937) 498-1653

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Monday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Hours: Closed Holidays







The Ross Center

See Shelby County history come alive at the Ross Center. New "themed" exhibits are set up regularly. The Ross Center is your one stop visit for all things historical in Shelby County.

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