CLICK HERE to visit the Huron Historical Society Website.

CLICK HERE to visit the Huron Historical Society Ohio Memory Project Collection.

Please email historical.society@huronlibrary.org with questions of if you would like more information.


Huron Historical Society Open Hours

Every Wednesday from 3 - 5 pm

Every Wednesday this summer a volunteer will be available in the Huron Historical Society room on the lower level of the Library to assist with questions and to direct patrons to any appropriate historical materials. No registration necessary.

Face masks are encouraged inside the Library.


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Huron History Week: History Walks & Talks

Monday, June 27 to Thursday, June 30

Get hooked on Huron’s waterfront history with nightly events open to all ages. The week concludes with a social open to new and returning members. Continue reading for more details. Membership options begin at $35 per year. Pay online or bring a check to the Library. See more about membership options below!

Huron History Week: Walking Tour of Old Plat Homes

Monday, June 27 at 6:30 pm at Lake Front Park

Huron was platted in 1824. Meet at the gazebo in Lake Front Park for a guided walking tour passing some of Huron’s oldest homes and churches. This program will last 45 - 60 minutes. 

This program is offsite and located at Lake Front Park in Huron, Ohio (310 Park Street).

Registration encouraged- CLICK HERE to register.

 

Huron History Week: Encore Presentation of Commercial Fishing

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm at South Shore Marine

Huronite Bill Scott will share his family’s history in the local commercial fishing industry.  Meet at 1611 Sawmill Parkway for a fascinating collection of photos and the history of what was once the most prosperous fishing harbor on Lake Erie in the 1800s. This program will last approximately 60 minutes. Please arrive early for parking and seating. 

This program is offsite and located at South Shore Marine in Huron, Ohio (1611 Sawmill Parkway).

Registration encouraged- CLICK HERE to register.

 

Huron History Week: River Walk of Waterfront Business & Industry

Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm at Lake Front Park

Huron had prosperous shipping, shipbuilding, dock, fishing, and rail industries. Meet at the gazebo in Lake Front Park for a guided walking tour that highlights these industries as well as the history of the lighthouse. This program will last 45 - 60 minutes.

This program is offsite and located at Lake Front Park in Huron, Ohio (310 Park Street).

Registration encouraged- CLICK HERE to register.

 

Presentation on “Life as a Great Lakes Merchant Marine Captain”

Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 pm at South Shore Marine

Meet at 1611 Sawmill Parkway where Captain Russ Brohl will share his story from his boyhood job as a Miller Ferry deckhand to captaining freighters on the Great Lakes, as well as operating ferries to the Bass Islands.  This program will last approximately 60 minutes.  Please arrive early for parking and seating. 

This program is offsite and located at South Shore Marine in Huron, Ohio (1611 Sawmill Parkway).

Registration encouraged- CLICK HERE to register.

 

Huron Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 pm at South Shore Marine

Following the 6:30 pm presentation and a short annual membership business meeting, the Huron Historical Society will host a Meet & Mingle social amongst friends and guest Captain Russ Brohl. New Members are welcome. Refreshments provided. No registration necessary. 

This program is offsite and located at South Shore Marine in Huron, Ohio (1611 Sawmill Parkway).


New Website Explore Huron History Unveiled

The new website, Explore Huron History, has been unveiled and is open to YOU! With the support of grants and donor gifts, an interactive educational domain is available to you. Photos, video clips, and trivia will assist viewers in exploring Huron’s historical highlights. Learn about fishing, shipbuilding, farming, neighborhoods, festivals, churches, theater, and much more. This digital platform can connect citizens and visitors to Huron’s history, and it can be used for education to support curriculum objectives in schools.

CLICK HERE to Explore Huron History.

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Member Support

Member support is needed to acquire, preserve, and create exhibits of Huron’s history. Renew or become a new member now. The Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that depends on membership support in order to maintain a digital presence and a physical presence in the lower level of the Library. There are two ways to become a member: 

  1.  Mail a check to Huron Historical Society, P.O. Box 222, Huron, OH for the amount of your membership level (see below).  Be sure to include your email so we can acknowledge the receipt and include you in our emailed program reminders. 
  2. Renew with a credit card using our secure website at thehuronhistoricalsociety.org/about/membership. Member level choices include Student ($5), Senior ($25), Individual/Family ($35), Business ($50), or Benefactor ($250).

Contact the Huron Historical Society at historical.society@huronlibrary.org to learn more about membership and other ways to support.


Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in assisting our continued efforts in making Huron’s historical archives accessible to the public, we need help inputting photos, trivia questions, and data unto the digital platforms. If you’d like to volunter, use the contact form on thehuronhistoricalsociety.org to let us know.

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333 Williams Street
Huron, Ohio 44839

(419) 433-5009
(419) 433-7228

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