History Walking Tours Announced

We are excited to partner with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library to present three walking tours focusing on history in Sylvania.  Each 45 minute tour will focus on a different neighborhood and share the stories of the past through the architecture and landscape.  The tours are part of the Red Bird First Friday Art walks.  They  start at 6:00 PM are free and open to the public and no registration is required.

June 7 – Location: Lathrop House / Dust off your walking shoes and get ready for our first History Walking Tour this Friday, June 7 at 6:00 PM. Meet us at the Lathrop House for a walking tour retracing the steps that the escaped enslaved people would have taken through Sylvania to freedom. We’ll stop at the Harroun Barn before heading back. The walk will take about 30 minutes round trip. Please note: The terrain is at times steep and not handicapped accessible. Wear good walking shoes and get ready to enjoy the outside and learn a bit of history along the way. We present this in partnership with Toledo Lucas County Public Libraryas part of Red Bird Arts District Downtown Sylvania First Friday art walk. The tour is free and no registration is required.

July 5 / Location: Heritage Center Museum / Join us at the Heritage Center Museum/Cooke Home for a walking discovery tour of downtown Sylvania.  Led by Dr. Ted Ligibel , we’ll discover some of the hidden architectural gems in our neighborhood .

August 2/ Location: Historical Village Led by Andi Erbskorn Executive Director of Heritage Sylvania, take a guided tour of the Historical Village.  See the interior of the buildings and learn more about the history we share with our school groups and also the history of the Historical Village.  The tour will meet at the Entrance to the Historical Village at 6:00 Pm


September 6/Location: Sylvania Main Branch Library  Dr Ted Ligibel will help you discover more about the history of the commercial area around the Library and Historic Downtown Sylvania.  Learn how the railroad impacted our development and some of the great architectural treasures of our downtown.  The tour leaves at 6:00 from the Sylvania Branch Library

All tours are weather permitting, and content is subject to change.

These tours are sponsored by Heritage Sylvania and the Toledo Lucas County Library