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 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