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Celebrating Sylvania's history since 1991 
Attention:
The SAHS Summer Picnic has been moved
to Saturday, June 23rd at 3PM
See 2012 Progams and Events below

Attention:  Members of The Sylvania Area Historical Society (and potential members!)
 
The Historical Society needs your help. We have several opening on the board of directors that need to be filled immediately.
The positions are:
Trustee (2)
Secretary
Treasurer
Communications Officer: (responsible for maintaining the website and Facebook postings plus monitoring emails and voice mails)
 
Please give consideration to helping, by running for one of these board positions. You have the opportunity to make your mark on the Historical Society. If you are interested in serving, please call 419-318-9632 and leave a message or email the Society at sylvaniahistory@gmail.com
We truly need your help to keep this vital preservation of Sylvania's past so that present and future generations might have evidence of their great heritage.

Thanks for your help!

 
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. -Patrick Henry

Take a look at SAHS newsletters, past and present. 
Online now.  Go to "Past Newsletters" .

 
 
 Welcome to our website. Please keep checking back since it will be updated frequently!

It is the purpose of the Sylvania Area Historical Society to work toward the preservation and collection of materials and items concerned with the development, history, and genealogy of Sylvania, Ohio and its surrounding area.

It is the goal of the Sylvania Area Historical Society to work toward the preservation of the past so that present and future generations might have evidence of their great heritage, thus making the present more meaningful to all.

The Sylvania Area Historical Society hopes to continue to add to their collection of photographs, family histories, and historical objects.
 

Historical Markers
 
Did you ever wonder what that historical marker that you just passed says?  Check these sites, maybe it is listed.
 
 
 
 

The Civil War
Two organizations you should be aware of are the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable and Ohio Civil War 150.  
 
 
 
 
Book sale


 


Meetings:
The Sylvania Area Historical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of designated month. The meetings are held at the Sylvania Heritage Center, 5717 North Main St., Sylvania, Ohio 
Guests are always welcome!
 
 2012 Programs and Events*

There are no January or February Programs or Business Meetings 
Be safe and stay warm!

March Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

There will be no program in March.

 

April Business Meeting 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

April Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7 p.m.

Popcorn Museum Field Trip
Join the Sylvania Area Historical Society on a field-trip to the J.H. Fentress Antique Popcorn Museum, 7922 Hill Ave., in Holland, Ohio. This museum has the largest collection of popcorn-related memorabilia in existence! A tour of the museum will be at 7 p.m. on April 18. If you want to carpool, please meet at the Heritage Museum's parking lot by 6:30 p.m. Admission is one dollar per person and includes a popcorn treat! Please RSVP to...

SylvaniaHistory@gmail.com  or call 419-318-9632

May Business Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.
There will be no program in May.

 

June Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.
June Program
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 3 p.m.
Summer Picnic
Out back in the Barn or at the Gazebo - Rain or Shine
Please bring a dish to pass - Beverage and place settings provided
 

July Business Meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

There will be no program in July.
 
August Business Meeting
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

 
September Business Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.
September Program
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7 p.m.
To be announced
 
 
October Business Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.
Ocober Program
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7 p.m.
Toledo Zoo Naturalist Larry Stull will bring live animals from the Zoo.
Bring the kids, grand kids or great grand kids 
 

November Business Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

There will be no program in November.
 
December ?? is Holiday Happenings (4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.). The museum will be decorated for the holidays. Volunteers are welcome to help decorate.  Contact us for times and dates of the decorating.
 

 

December Business Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend this month's business meeting.

Holiday Picnic

Date and time to be announced

This is our annual Holiday Party. Bring a dish or two to pass. Everything else is furnished. There will be games and prizes for those who wish to play. 

 

*All programs are held at the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum on 5717 N. Main, Sylvania, Ohio, unless otherwise noted.
 

 

Visit our giftshop for Sylvania Books or click the link below!

  
     
 Images of America: Sylvania   Murder In Sylvania, Ohio: As told in 1857   The Underground Railroad and Sylvania's Historic Lathrop House

 
For other local events go to these websites:
Sylvania Events (City of Sylvania website)
TOPS Pathfinder

Go to our Links page and visit many other local websites, including, but not limited to, the Historical Village, the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce, the Sisters of Saint Francis, the Sylvania Recreation District, Lourdes College and the Sylvania Schools. 

CARD FUNDRAISER

These cards will make great holiday gifts! A set of 8 cards costs $10 and includes 2 of each of the four designs below:
 
 
 
 

Proceeds from the sale of these cards will be donated to the Sylvania Historical Village, Inc. for the Train Barn Project. The train barn will house the former Toledo & Western Baldwin Westinghouse Steeplecab electric locomotive and a Chesapeake & Ohio/Toledo Angola & Western Railroad caboose car No. 90781.

Click here for an order form

 

Join Now!
A paid membership entitles you to the newsletter which is published quarterly and a 10% discount for giftshop items including the Sylvania history book
Welcome New Members!
 

We will photograph grave markers!

In order to raise money for the Sylvania Area Historical Society, we will take photos of grave markers in Sylvania's Ravine and Association Cemetery during the summer months. (We will also visit Toledo Memorial if you can identify the lot and grave number.) For a fee of $25 we will place seasonal flowers at the grave of your ancestor, take a photo, and email that photo to you. We can also photograph additional grave markers in the same cemetery for $10 each. Send the name of your ancestor and the name of the cemetery they are in along with your check to the address on this website. Please write "CEMETERY FUNDRAISER" on the subject line of your check.
 

 

Visiting the Museum and access to the Archives...

 
The Sylvania Heritage Center Museum on 5717 N. Main is open Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.*

Archivists from the Sylvania Area Historical Society are available on most Tuesdays, 9:30 - 2 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. If you wish to do research in the archives, please call ahead of time.

The archives include family histories, records such as Poll Books dating back as far as 1835, Youth Enumerations as far back as 1838 (sometimes these include the parents names), Chattel Mortgages, Tax records, church histories, cemetery records, photographs, school records, and much more.

NOTE:

*The museum usually closes the last week in November for holiday decorating and December's schedule will be posted. The museum is also closed in January and August. However, if you have research to work on, please contact us and we can arrange an appointment.

 

Did you know...

Cedar chests, where family heirlooms are often stored, produce acids that will discolor and damage quilts.

 

 
 
 
 
 
                                                            
 
The Latin word Sylvania means the woods.
 
Contact
Sylvania Area Historical Society
5717 North Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
419-318-9632

Questions/Comments concerning website? email:
SylvaniaHistory@gmail.com

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