Upcoming Programs, Events & County News

Portage County Historical Society

6549 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna OH--(located next to the Ravenna High School & Stadium and just southwest of Maple Grove Cemetery)

April 28, 2018 Saturday - 2 pm - Haunted Ohio by Mary Jamba - From the Ohio Genealogy Society

Will be talking about how she uses genealogical research techniques to illuminate the true stories behind some of Ohio's haunted graves and witchcraft trials in the 1800s and early 1900s. Free and open to the public no registration required.

May 19, 2018 Saturday - 1 pm to 4 pm - FIRST ANNUALCOMMUNITY ANTIQUE AND PLANT SALE

Please be part of our sale by having a table of your items to sell! Contact Chris Cefus to reserve one at OldSoul@neo.rr.com or (330) 296-3523, $25. Wigwam and Indian Village will be open for the kids and kids at heart. Open House also at the beautifully decorated period Strickland House. Other historical buildings and the museum will also be open for touring.

September 29, 2018 Saturday - 2 pm - Walking Tour in Maple Grove Cemetery Part 2

A guided tour that looks at early and notable burials...local heros and villians, prominent citizens, and more!

October 27, 2018 Saturday - 2 pm - Colin Schneider (Host of Crypto-Kid, WCJV radio) on the Historical Ghosts of Ohio

November 24, 2018 Saturday - 2 pm - World War 1



Thursday 2-5 PM
Saturday-9:30 to Noon

CLOSED the First Saturday of the Month due to Genealogical Society meeting

Group Tours by Appointment-call 330-296-3523
A $3.00 Donation Is Requested For Tours Of The Museum Only-Addition $2.00 For Buildings (Houses, Land Office, Cabin, Ford Seed, Barn, Indian Village)If Volunteer Is Available.

All Regularly Scheduled Programs Held At The Museum Are Free And Open To The Public. All programs
times are 2:00 P. M. unless otherwise noted.

Special Events Held In The Amphitheater-Pavilion Will Have A Charge Per Event


Portage County Events Calendar to find out what is coming up!


The Museum, Homes, Campbell Land Office, Ford Seed Building and Clock Tower are open for tours during
regular hours. Special group tours can be made by appointment. School classes, scout troops, and clubs are welcome. We offer Teas for Brownie troops and Girl Scouts and other organizations at the Strickland and Carter Homes. The Strickland House can be rented for Baby Showers, Small Weddings, Club Meetings, etc.
Call the Museum at 330-296-3523 to talk to one of our volunteers or leave a message.

The Pavilion is available for rent for a fee(picnics, concerts, parties)-call 330-296-3523