Extending my sincere appreciation to the Lorain Historical Society (formerly known as the Black River Historical Society) for posting a link on their Facebook Page to "Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in Ohio."
Lorain is my hometown, and I enjoy visiting the city whenever I can. Unfortunately, I no longer reside there.
Among my stops to make and places to linger while in Lorain are at both of the city's larger cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery and Elmwood Cemetery where so many relatives including my parents, both sets of grandparents, and several aunts and uncles; as well as friends, and former neighbors, are buried.
After my gravesite visits comes a trip downtown to see what is happening on Broadway and a quick lunch.
My 'must stop' is at the museum of the Lorain Historical Society on West Fifth Street. Besides enjoying a tour of the Moore House Museum's displays of historical Lorain artifacts, I enjoy shopping in their gift shop and browsing their latest items; all with a Lorain theme of course -- the famous "Jewel of the Port" Lorain Lighthouse, beautiful Lakeview Park, and the awesome Bascule Bridge -- to name just a few well-known Lorain landmarks!
A bonus for me is being able to spend some time speaking to the nice knowledgeable folks who volunteer their time at the museum. They are the 'backbone' of the society and make it possible for visitors who come from near and far to spend part of their day learning more about Lorain's past.
The Moore House Museum of the Lorain Historical Society is currently closed, but it will be re-opening on March 5, 2014.
or call 440-245-2563.
In the meantime, please enjoy the website of the Lorain Historical Society with its historical photographs and related links.
If you are a Lorainite who has moved away, or had family that either lived in Lorain or are buried in one of its cemeteries, please consider joining the Lorain Historical Society -- your membership will help you happily re-connect with your roots!
Rows of gravesites with angel-topped monuments at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.