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 …

History Organizations Merge in Sylvania

Contact: Andi Erbskorn, aerbskorn@sylvaniahistoricalvillage.org  419-517-5533 January 8, 2019 For Immediate Release   (Sylvania, Oh)   The new year brought a new chapter to the way history is presented in Northwest Ohio.  On January 1, Heritage Sylvania was officially born and is ready to help share the story of the region’s rich past with audiences of all ages. The organization is the …

Barn Dedicated in Honor of Joy and Robert Armstrong

Twenty five years ago this October, the Heritage Center Museum opened to the public for this first time. At the helm were Robert “Army” and Joy Armstrong. Their commitment to preserving history in Sylvania began in the early 1990s. Army became president of the newly formed Sylvania Historical Society. When the Heritage Center Advisory Commission was formed soon after, Army …