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 / Beginning at Lathrop House guests will tour through Ravine Park and Harroun Barn, retracing the path escaped enslaved people took through Sylvania.  We’ll start at the Lathrop House to learn a bit about the Underground Railroad in our area, and then take a walking tour through the ravine and to the Harroun Barn with Sue McHugh, site manager of the Lathrop House.

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 and Gayleen Gindy, we’ll discover some of the hidden architectural gems in our neighborhood and hear some stories about our downtown’s past.

August 2 / Location: Sylvania Library / We’ll start off at the Sylvania Branch Library and take a ‘hindsight’ tour of the neighborhood around the library.  Using photos from the past, we’ll explore how the neighborhood has changed.  Dr. Ted Ligibel and Gayleen Gindy will be using the old photos at each stop to show what was there in years past and share stories of the homes and businesses that are now gone.

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

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