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)


Thursday's 2-6 p.m.
Saturday's 2-6 p.m.

Group Tours by Appointment-call 330-296-3523 or 330-297-7658
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


February 28 -- African American History Program, Gloria Robinson Wright (2 to 4 pm)

March 28 -- Portage County Historical Societies Forum (2 to 4 pm)

April 25 -- TBA

May -- Nothing Scheduled

June 13 -- Summer Open House (2 to 5 pm) (Civil War Themed)


March 22--Township Historical Society Forum by Invitation.

April 26--A Eulogy for Mr. Lincoln, Wayne Enders as Rev. Edward E. Lamb, Rootstown Congregationalist Minister (April 23, 1865)

June 14--Spring Open House: 2pm to 5pm. Theme is related to World War Two, exhibits of artifacts and clothing; visit the new Boy Scout Museum, an Eagle Scout Project. Refreshments.

September 27 - 19th Century Women's Rights by Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, a Kent State University History Professor

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 or 330-297-7658 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 or 330-297-7658

Around the County

Bicentennial Barn in Edinburgh

The Ohio State Bicentennial Bell for Portage County was cast at the Randolph Fair on August 22 & 23, 2003. The Portage County Commissioners have allowed the bell to be on permanent display at the Portage County Historical Society Memorial-Bicentennial Garden. The bell was put in place on May 29, 2007 with the help of Dave Roberts, Donald Roberts and John Barber. The stand that the bell is hanging from was designed and fabricated by the students at Maplewood Career Center in 2004.

The Kent State University Museum