Browse Auction Items Now!

  We are excited for our first ever virtual Deck the Halls for History Auction coming December 4.  You can now browse the items and register to bid!  Remember all proceeds go to help fund innovative engaging programs to help connect students with our past and inspire their future! Bid often and generously! Click here to start!

Lathrop House Plans for the Future

  While the Lathrop House has been quiet amidst the ongoing pandemic, plans for its future have been anything but dormant.  Recently, Heritage Sylvania formed the Lathrop House Project Committee to craft a vision for further development of the site to allow us to expand our ability to tell this important chapter in the history of our region and country. …

New Main Street Exhibit hits the streets October 2

Did you know that Sylvania’s Main Street once was home to a toy factory?  Or that there has been a bakery in the same location for over 100 years? The buildings on Main Street each have a wonderful story to tell and now thanks to a partnership with Heritage Sylvania and the Downtown Sylvania Association/Red Bird Arts District, these stories …

September hours

The Heritage Center Museum will be open Saturdays in September from 11 until 2.  The Historical Village and Lathrop House remain closed at this time.

Updated Hours for August

As we continue to move through this time, we are updating our hours of the Heritage Center Museum for August. The Museum will be closed Saturday August 29 We will be open: Friday, August 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 8, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday, August 15, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday, August 22, 11:00 AM …

New StoryWalk® at Olander Park

Something new is coming! We are excited to partner with The Olander Park System to present a StoryWalk® ! As you walk through the wooded Olander Park Trail our story book choice inspired by the Community Gardens will walk you through growing your own Vegetable Soup (and there is a great recipe at the end). The walk will be installed later this …

New Mask Mandate for Lucas County

Due to an increase spike in both positive tests for COVID-19 and increased hospitalizations, the Governor of Ohio has issued a mask mandate for Lucas County (where Heritage Sylvania is located).  This means that the public is required to wear masks in public spaces indoors and out.  We now ask all our guests to abide by this mandate and wear …

Heritage Sylvania receives support from the Ohio Humanities OH CARES fund

  We are excited to announce that Heritage Sylvania has been awarded an Ohio CARES grant through Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Federal CARES Act of 2020. As part of the federal CARES Act of 2020, funds were allocated to assist non-profits suffering the economic impact of the COVID-19 Virus. Specifically, Congress appropriated funds to …