Annual Pie Contest Sponsored by Durocher’s returns on Sunday October 16

Annual Pie Baking Contest Sponsored by Durocher’s returns on Sunday October 16 as part of Sylvania’s Fall Festival Dust off your favorite recipe and crack open the flour and get baking!  Join in the fun of our annual Pie Baking Contest sponsored by Durocher’s on Sunday, October 16.  We will have celebrity judges and prizes in adult and youth categories. …

Scarecrow contest returns for 2022!

The Scarecrow contest is back and better than ever.  More categories – More Prizes – More fun! Put on your creative hat and make plans to enter our second annual scarecrow contest Sunday October 16 as part of Sylvania’s Fall Festival.  Help us fill the Historical Village with all kinds of Halloween and Fall fun.  This year we have more …

Fall Festival returns Sunday October 16

Sylvania’s premier fall event returns to Main Street Sunday October 16. The weather is getting colder and the leaves are starting to turn.  That means it is time to think about the 36th annual Sylvania Fall Festival presented by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.  We are proud to partner with them on this family friendly event.  The Historical Village …

New Exhibit opens in Heritage Center Museum

“Bringing up Baby: A Snapshot of a Century of Childhood” opened recently at the Heritage Center Museum.   Stop by and see our sweet baby faces in this new exhibit featuring rarely seen items from our collection. We take a snapshot view of bringing up babies from the 1850s to the 1950s. From changes in clothing to a fabulous collection of …

History Half-Pints Fall Series Announced!

  Fall into Fun with our Popular Preschool History Half-Pints program! ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THE FALL Our History Half-Pints program has a great series scheduled for the Fall!  It is perfect for your preschooler.  Our own Mrs. R and Marv will lead your preschooler on adventures the second Monday of each month right here in the …

City of Sylvania invites you to a Discussion about the Downtown

Because you are a supporter of Heritage Sylvania, the City of Sylvania has invited you to give input into a new master plan to update and improve our Main Street Streetscape Wednesday August 24 at 7:00 PM at the City Council Chambers, 6635 Maplewood Avenue. As you know, our two blocks of Main Street are the heart our of downtown …

Celebration of Freedom Returns to the Lathrop House August 6

After a two year absence, Celebration of Freedom returns to the Lathrop House on Saturday, August 6.  Join us from 12:00 – 3:00 PM as we celebrate the past at the only Underground Railroad site in Northwest Ohio open to the public. Highlights this year include a free outdoor concert by jazz singer Ramona Collins starting at 2:00.  Ms. Collins …

VIRTUAL Reading of the Declaration of Independence

In what has become a great tradition, we again present a stirring reading of the Declaration of Independence this July.  This year’s reading was done by students from the Sylvania schools class of 2022.  Filmed on the grounds of the Lathrop House, we invite you to listen to the stirring words written over 200 years ago and connect them to …

History Half Pints Summer Registration Now Open

History Half Pints Promises a Summer of Fun! The summer series of our popular History Half Pints program brings a summer of fun and learning for our youngest audience.  Each month through story, activities and crafts, Mrs. R helps us explore a new theme.  From bakeries to gardening our summer is jam packed. Monday June 13 the theme is bakeries …