The Ashland County Historical Society is located in the heart of the Center Street Historical District of Ashland, Ohio. Its campus consists of three houses. The Manor House was the first purchased. It was built by J.P. Cowan in 1859 and sold to P.A. Myers in 1906 to be given to his son Guy and his new bride Kate as a wedding present. It was likely the first brick structure on the street.
Guy and Kate resided in the home until P.A.'s death. After that, several Myers relatives lived there. Then in 1952, it was given to Ashland College to be used as a residence for the President. In 1969, the University used it as a Historical Center until the sale.
In 1981, the Historical Society bought the house, after the generous people of the county supported a fundraiser. The Carriage House followed. Then in 1996, thanks to a generous bequeath from Eloise Ridgeway Noonan, a long-time board member and supporter, the Noonan House was built.
The office is located in the Noonan House and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed on Monday.
Touring the Museum
The museum buildings are open for tours April through December on Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to
3 pm. Special or group tours can be arranged by calling the office in advance at (419) 289-3111. The museum is free and open to the public.
The Ashland County Historical Society is located at 420 Center Street, two blocks south of the downtown business district (Main Street) and adjacent to the Elks Lodge. Parking is available behind the museum.
Directions to Ashland County Historical Society
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