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 …

Step back in time this holiday season with a visit to Heritage Sylvania

Are you dreaming of a Vintage Christmas this year? Make Heritage Sylvania part of your holiday traditions this year. The Cooke-Kuhlman House/Heritage Center Museum is again fully decorated.  See the traditional decorations that harken back to the early 20th century as you explore the home and office of Dr. Cooke.  Make sure to visit the World War II exhibit before …

Fall History Half Pints at Home Series Now Available!

Fall in love with reading with your preschooler with our new series of History Half Pints Books! Each month we will send your favorite History Half Pint a new book plus activities and supplies themed around the book.  A perfect way to spend a fall afternoon with your favorite little one.  Or give it as a gift!  We will ship …

Pie Baking Contest Returns Sunday October 17

We are excited to bring back our popular Pie Baking Contest to the Sylvania Fall Festival in 2021! Dust off your recipe and put on your apron.  Whether you are a long time baker or just picked up a new skill in the last year, this contest is for you. We have an adult and youth category and prizes will …

Help Decorate the Village – Scarecrow contest

Decorate the Historical Village with our First ever Scarecrow Building Contest!   We are excited to host the first annual Scarecrow Building Contest at Heritage Sylvania. You, your group, business, or organization are invited to participate by creating your own original scarecrow.  All entries will be displayed during the Sylvania Fall Festival October 16 and 17. Be creative!  Create one …

Lathrop House Reopens Sunday, July 11

After being closed all of 2020, we are thrilled to announce the Lathrop House will be reopening to the public Sunday, July 11.  Take a walk in the literal footprints of history as you explore the road taken by freedom seekers nearly two centuries ago.  Discover the important role Ohio played in the Underground Railroad and how ordinary people did …