2020 Deck the Halls for History Auction a Success!

Thanks to each of you, our #historychampions, our 2020 virtual auction was a success.  Because of your bids, donations and support, we are going to be able to create exciting and engaging programs for students of all ages in the year ahead.   We are especially grateful for the businesses and community leaders who donated to the auction: Claire and …

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 …