The public is invited to the grand re-opening of the Moore House Museum and Gift Shop on Sunday, March 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The house was built by Leonard M. Moore, the 11th mayor of the City of Lorain, and is the current "home" of the Lorain Historical Society. Visitors will be able to view our newly renovated gift shop and purchase the recent publication "The Real Photo Postcards of Willis Leiter", an Arcadia Publication co-authored by Albert Doane, Bill Jackson, Paula Shorf, Bruce Leiter Waterhouse, Jr. and Matthew Weisman. All five authors will be on hand to autograph your copy.
Members are invited to learn more about the Hispanic Cultural Museum at our upcoming member meeting, Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Charleston Coffee House, 630 Broadway in Lorain. Guillermo Arriaga, Executive Director, will talk about the challenges of starting a museum, especially one without a permanent location. Alma de Mexico, a Mexican folkloric dance troupe, will perform at 6:45. A business meeting will follow the presentation.
Help the Lorain Historical Society kick off our 2014 fundraising activities by joining us at Jackalope Lakeside Restaurant for our 8th Annual Pasta Paradise. Tickets are $20/each and can be purchased from any LHS Board Member or at the Moore House Museum during business hours. Call 440-245-2563. Menu includes a selection of three types of pasta, salad, roll, your choice of house wine or beer and spumoni for dessert. It is a chance to enjoy a meal with friends and support the work of the historical society. A limited number of tickets are available, so act fast. Last year we sold out!
Effective November 7, 2013 the Black River Historical Society of Lorain, Ohio is now the Lorain Historical Society. Members of the historical society selected the Lorain Historical Society as the new name on October 30, 2013 and this was approved by the Ohio Secretary of State on November 7, 2013. We are pleased to formally announce this change and hope that this is the first of many steps that the historical society is taking toward increasing awareness of the rich history and tradition of the City of Lorain.