Sylvania: The Lathrop House Grand Opening

By arohmiller, posted on July 24th, 2014.

[ August 2, 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of The Lathrop House and the dedication of the Friends of Freedom Society Ohio Underground Railroad marker. Program begins at 1:00pm at The Lathrop House in Harroun Park, Sylvania, Ohio.  There were also be historical interpreters from the 5th United States Colored Troop Co. C.  Refreshments available.

Toledo: Juneteenth Run/Walk

By arohmiller, posted on April 10th, 2014.

[ June 21, 2014; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Join the Toledo chapter of Jack and Jill of America, an African American family organization, for their inaugural Juneteenth run/walk at Swan Creek Metropark in Toledo.  For more information, visit

Sylvania: Friends of Freedom Society, Inc. Holds 14th Ohio Underground Railroad Summit

By Amanda Nelson, posted on October 26th, 2011.

On Friday, October 21, the Friends of Freedom Society, Inc., a grassroots, all volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to researching, documenting, and preserving Underground Railroad sites throughout Ohio, met in Sylvania, OH, for its 14th Ohio Underground Railroad Summit entitled, Sylvania: A Final Terminus.  The 2011 summit focused on the impact the Underground Railroad had on [...]

Maumee: Local History Forum “The Blow is Struck: A Civil War History Forum”

By cmccune, posted on August 25th, 2011.

[ September 24, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Visit the Wolcott House Museum Complex for a local history forum focusing on Northwest Ohio at the dawn of the Civil War.   Discover Northwest Ohio’s contributions to and experiences during the American Civil War.  Meet local authors, historians and experts on the Civil War.  Enjoy a day with fellow history lovers.

The conference will feature speaker R. Bruce [...]

Maumee: Exhibit “Hearts and Hands on the Homefront”

By cmccune, posted on August 25th, 2011.

[ April 21, 2011 to April 30, 2011. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011. August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011. September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011. ] Visit the Wolcott House Museum for a special exhibit.   “Hearts and Hands on the Homefront,” opening April 21 at the Wolcott Museum Complex, marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

The exhibit provides a rare glimpse into 1861-1865 northwest Ohio, telling its story through the photographs and letters of northwest Ohio soldiers and families. Hearts [...]