Since the founding of the organization, the Lorain County Historical Society has offered educational programming.

LCHS provides well-researched and engaging presentations through exhibits and tours offered at our two history museums in Elyria, a speakers bureau of talks available to groups of all ages, tours of local historical sites, traveling “suitcase” presentations for schools developed to meet Ohio’s learning standards, and digital content accessible to a larger audience.

Programs are approximately 45 minutes in length. The fee is $40 for each presentation and $20 for each presentation for schools within Lorain County. Programs presented outside of Lorain County are $75 plus mileage.

Traveling Suitcase Programs

(Classroom Presentations that meet Ohio’s Learning Standards)
Early Schools
Frontier Living
Native Americans
Then and Now: Inventions
Toys, Transportation and Clothing Through Time

Character Portrayals

All Aboard the Titanic (Carrie Chaffee, formerly of Oberlin, invites the audience to join her for tea in the Café Parisienne, aboard the Titanic, in 1912.)

Rose Moriarty, Elyria Suffragette (Elyria’s “Petticoat Mayor” tells about her struggles in 1917 to help get women the right to vote.)

Speakers Bureau Programs

(Can be adapted for any age group)
Christmas Gift-Bringers
Amelia Earhart
History of Valentines
Katharine Wright Haskell
Sarah Louise Howard
Legends of Christmas Ornaments
Leaders of Lorain County
Lorain County History Spotlights
Notable Women of Lorain County
Residents of Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria
Rally with Rosie (the Riveter)
Those Eerie Victorians
Underground Railroad in Lorain County

History Walks

(60-Minute Group Tours)
Secrets of Downtown Elyria
Elyria’s Downtown Walking Tour
Ely Square
The Hickories Museum
Lorain County History Center

Contact us at or (440) 322-3341 for more information.

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