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 …

History Half Pints Returns with In-person sessions starting in March! SOLD OUT

UPDATE: ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL.   We are excited to welcome our History Half Pints for monthly programs starting in March.  Once again Mrs. R will be leading each 90 minute program filled with stories, activities, crafts and more.  Each session focuses on a different theme and includes hands-on activities for you and your favorite preschooler to do together. Sessions …

We need you! Looking for Volunteers

Do you enjoy working with the public? Are you interested in flexible hours giving back to the community? Do you love history, or working with children, or organizing, or socializing or all of the above? Come join our team!  We are currently looking for volunteers in a variety of areas – from working with the public, to being a part …

Deck the Halls for History Makes History

All we can say is WOW! Thank you so much for making our 2021 Deck the Halls for History Auction the best yet. Because of your generosity as bidders and the generosity of the business and community leaders who donated goods for the auction, we exceeded our goal! Not only does this mean we won’t have to raise our field …