Event News: Third Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence Scheduled for July 4, 2020

Join us on July 4th for the third annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the grounds of the Lathrop House.  Be prepared to be inspired as community participants take turns reading one of our nation’s more treasured documents at the site where so many fought for freedom as part of the Underground Railroad.  Bring your lawn chair or …

Celebration of Freedom at the Lathrop House Scheduled for August 1, 2020

  One of Sylvania’s premier history events, “The Celebration of Freedom” is scheduled for Saturday August 1, 2020 at the Lathrop House. History will literally come to life through engaging presentations. You’ll hear the words of those who lived through the period before, during and after the Civil War and learn more about the struggle for freedom and the risks …

New! Valentine’s Craft Class with izabella layne

Valentine’s Crafts with izabella layne, Wednesday February 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Our popular craft classes with izabella layne are back for 2020 and just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Led by Layne Torrey, owner of izabella layne, you’ll make two great projects sure to brighten up your decor.  These are so cute you’ll keep them up long after February.  …

Winter History Half Pints Series Announced

We ring in the new year with an all new series of History Half Pints programs.  Our popular monthly preschool programs are back in 2020 with new themes and new fun with our teacher Mrs. R and her helper Marv. These programs are designed to be full of fun and learning as preschoolers ages 3 – 6 and their special …

Fifth Annual Deck the Halls for History Fundraiser December 6 and 7

For our fifth year, December brings the Deck the Halls for History Fundraiser.  This Silent Auction will feature dozens of gift baskets, holiday decorations and hand made items donated by area businesses and community leaders.  These items will then be part of our silent auction. You can stop by and bid  Friday evening December 6 from 5:00 until 8:00 or …

History Your Way launched at Heritage Sylvania

At Heritage Sylvania, we believe history is personal and no history is more important than yours! That’s why we are launching a new feature called “History Your Way” and we need your help! We will be asking you to share your stories and your history related to a specific theme or topic. We’ll then spotlight those stories in future newsletters, …

Annual Pie Baking Contest set for Sunday October 20

Calling all Pie Bakers!  We are once again excited to host the annual Sylvania Fall Festival Pie Contest as part of the Sylvania Fall Festival, Sunday October 20.  This is your chance to show off your mad pie baking skills! All pies must be completely from scratch (no store bought crusts or fillings). No cream pies or pies that require …

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Lathrop House

Volunteers have been the lifeblood of the Lathrop House, from their early efforts to save it from the wrecking ball to spearheading its development as the only Underground Railroad station in northwest Ohio open to the public.  In addition to planning for the continuing preservation and restoration of the Lathrop House, volunteers are responsible for researching and developing educational programming, …

New Adult Woodcarving Class Scheduled ***NOW SOLD OUT

  We are excited to offer an opportunity for you to explore your artistic side with woodcarver Jean McDonald!  On Saturday, July 13 we are offering an adult Woodcarving Class from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. This fun class is open to all skill levels – from absolute beginning to seasoned pro. Jean provides all the tools and supplies and you’ll …