Medina County, a part of the Connecticut Western Reserve Area of Ohio, has a proud rich history documented by many community historical societies. Some are housed in historical buildings offering a glimpse into our past. We also are privileged to have a wonderful museum, the Medina Toy & Train Museum located on Medina's Public Square.
Brunswick Area Historical Society at Heritage Farm Museum
Open for tours by appointment. Restored 1860's small Ohio family farm includes hourse, corn crib, granary, barn, milk house, chicken house.
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Chatham Historical Society
The Society operates the Chatham Historical Museum at 6332 Avon Lake Rd and the Chatham School Museum at 6300 Avon Lake Rd, Chatham, OH, 330.667.2276. Call for special events. Dedicated to studying, preserving and displaying the history and artifacts of Chatham Township.
Granger Historical Society
Apr-Oct open first Sat of the month 1pm-3pm or by appointment. Maintains the Underwood Library and The Thompson Work Museum.
Hinckley Historical Society Research Library and Office
Sun 1pm-4pm and Wed 6pm-9pm, call for tours and research. Local township history and displays. The Worden Heritage Homestead, 895 Ledge Rd, Hinckley Metroparks.
John Smart Home Museum & Research Center (Medina County Historical Society)
Open Tue from 9am-5pm (call ahead to confirm), also on first Sun of each month 1pm-4pm except Jan & Feb. Beautiful furnishings, vintage clothing exhibits, Civil War, pioneer and Native American tools. Genealogical Research site.
Litchfield Historical Society
Open by appointment only. Litchfield Historical Soceity 'on the circle' in 1846 restored Greek revival house.
The Little Wiz Fire and Historic Medina Museum
Call ahead or by appointment. 1916 Hallock Chemical Fire Truck, hand/horse drawn fire equipment (1850), newer vehicles, extinguishers, nozzles, pumps.
Liverpool Township Historical Society
Various open houses, visits by appointment. Caring for and exhibiting historical artifacts donated, maintains Museum which is housed in restored Depot.
Lodi-Harrisville Historical Society
Quarterly meetings the 4th Thu at 7pm in Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct. Non-profit special interest organization providing historical information related to the Village of Lodi / Harrisville Township.
Medina Toy and Train Museum
Call ahead for appointment and/or hours open (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm). Multi-track operating 3-D model train layouts, train engines, car models, airplane models, dolls, transportation books.
Northern Ohio Railway Museum
May 17-Oct 25 Sat 10am-4pm. Mailing address: PO Box 458, Chippewa Lake, OH 44215. Learn about trolleys from Ohio on a guided tour that includes visiting the restoration shop.
Seville Historical Society
Featuring displays of The Giants of Seville, Captain and Anna Bates and local history.
Sharon Township Heritage Society
By appointment or meets thrid Wed each month at 9:30pm. Non-profit organization providing information about the history of Sharon Township, historic 1840 community house.
Spencer Historical Society
By appointment only. Helping preserve the local history of Spencer. Meets 2nd Mon each month at Spencer Town Hall at 7:30pm.
Wadsworth Historical Society
Sat 9:30-11am or by appointment and open during downtown events. Preservation of historic artifacts from Wadsworth's past. Located in the former Traver-Johnson house.
Weymouth Preservation Society
Second Sunday of the month 2-4pm. Local history museum hosting exhibits, programs and events.