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Lorain County Historical Society / The Hickories Museum

The Lorain County Historical Society is housed in The Hickories Museum, an 1895 mansion combining Richardsonian Romanesque and Shingle-style architecture. The interior features Tiffany-style windows, six fireplaces, carved faces and a private chapel. French and Gothic styles are apparent in the oak, mahogany and cherry woodwork. The museum interprets the lifestyle of a wealthy Lorain County family in the early 1900s.

LCHS hosts yearly events such as the popular Valentine Tea, Spring Garden Luncheon, Youth History Camp, Ice Cream Social, Golf Scramble, BBQ and Silent Auction and a lovely Holiday Party. Please visit for a listing of current events.

LCHS is a multi-dimensional organization based on the belief that an understanding of the past is critical to building a successful future. The current LCHS mission is to serve all persons and organizations interested in Lorain County's past, present and future by collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the history of Lorain County.


The LCHS will be expanding with a new Lorain County History Center that will greatly enhance its ability to accomplish this mission and to provide learning opportunities for all of Lorain County's citizens.


284 Washington Ave.

Elyria, Ohio 44035

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (440) 322-3341


Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Special Hours:




Adults : 5.00
Children: 3.00
Non-members, Ages 13 -18
Children : 2.00
Non-members Ages 6 - 12
LCHS Members: FREE

Accepted Forms of Payment




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