Hickories on Tap

The Hickories Museum, 509 Washington Ave, Elyria
September 10, 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Sample a variety of craft beers from local breweries at this annual event on the picturesque lawn of The Hickories Museum. Ticket holders will receive 10 beer sample tickets to redeem for 10 4 oz. samples (there will be several drink options in addition to beer). Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase during the event. There will be food trucks on site (food truck fare not included in the ticket price) and a DJ spinning a great playlist from The Hickories porch. The museum will also be open for tours. Seating is limited, so bring lawn chairs to use in case tables on the grounds are full. There will also be basket and 50/50 raffles. Tickets and sponsorships on sale now. This is a strictly 21 and over only, rain or shine event.

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The Hickories Museum Open House

The Hickories Museum, 509 Washington Ave, Elyria
September 16, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Come tour The Hickories! The Hickories was built in Elyria 1894 – 1896 for the family of Arthur Garford, when the population of the city was approximately 6,000 and Washington Avenue was an unpaved roadway. Garford, a bank teller in downtown Elyria, and rode his bike to work. Garford was inspired to invent a padded bicycle seat. He organized Garford Manufacturing Company and soon began selling a million “Garford Saddles” every year. The Hickories was the first house in Elyria to have electricity, central heating, and running water. Windows in the house are made of imported sheet crystal and stained glass. The architect was Arthur N. Oviatt, who designed a number of large residences in Cleveland. Thirty shagbark hickory trees were planted in the landscape surrounding the property. The residence was vacant from 1933 until 1948, when it was converted into a boarding house by the Handyside family. The Hickories was purchased by the Lorain County Historical Society in 1975 and opened to the public as a museum. This event, part of Ohio Open Doors, is free and open to the public.

Spirit Walks

Ridgelawn Cemetery Elyria

Enjoy the fall weather while learning about the history of our area when you join LCHS for our annual cemetery walks in Elyria’s historic Ridgelawn Cemetery this October! Ridgelawn is also known as the “Old Elyria” cemetery and is the eternal resting spot of Heman Ely, founder of Elyria and many important figures in local history. Our tours are appropriate for all ages. Strollers and wagons are welcome, although the grounds of the cemetery may be difficult to navigate at times. Ticket information coming soon!