Ashland County Historical Society

Preserving the Heritage of Ashland County


The Ashland County Historical Society, established in 1981, is located in the heart of the Center Street Historical District of Ashland, Ohio.

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The Ashland County Historical Society will fully reopen for public tours on Monday, June 22,

2020. The reopening will occur with ‘Responsible Restart Guidelines’ in place.

Docents and visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and will be taken on guided tours in small groups of 9 or less with social distancing in place. Tours will be given by appointment only and can be scheduled at 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Thursday or Friday, or on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

The campus of the museum includes the mid-19 the century Manor House, a veteran’s history display, streetscape of life in early Ashland and the Thornburg insect collection, along with other local historic artifacts and new displays. Current fees for tours are $3 per adult, $1 per child, or $10 per family of five or more. Once group restrictions are lifted, group tours of 10 or more will be $20. Cash or credit cards are accepted. The historical society will also provide tour guide booklets so area visitors can take a walking tour of the homes in the Center Street Historic District this summer and fall. The cost is $3 per guide book. This is an inexpensive, outdoor activity that groups can take advantage of on a nice day. Business office hours have also been expanded to Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and personnel will continue to accept donations and handle research requests by appointment only. The office is located at 420 Center Street and any appointments can be made by calling 419-289-3111. Additional information about the Ashland County Historical Society or any upcoming events can also be obtained through contacting their website at


Business Office Hours:
The business office is located in the Noonan House (red brick building) and is open year round from Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Making Donations:
In order to accept item(s) they must meet certain criteria.  Space is limited so when considering a donation to us, please keep in mind item(s) need to be in good condition and most item(s) accepted must be relevant to Ashland’s history and displayable in a museum or special display setting.  It is always good to call first to determine if we can accept or are in need of your donation.

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