Ashland County Historical Society

Preserving the History of Ashland County

Upcoming 2022 Events

ACHS Trivia Night | Tuesday, August 23rd | Freer Home | 6:00 PM

Join us for a special Ashland County Historical Society Trivia Night at Freer Home on Tuesday, August 23rd, beginning at 6:00 PM!


Trivia | Tuesday, September 6th | Ohio Fire | 6:00 PM

Tuesday nights just became a whole lot better in Ashland, Ohio! Join us for Trivia @ Ohio Fire beginning at 6:00 PM! Don't miss out on your chance for trivia, hand crafted pizzas, prizes, and craft beers! Trivia @ Ohio Fire also takes place on: Tuesdays: October 4th, November 1st, and December 1st.
Come early to register your team!

Ohio Fire Menu
Ohio Fire Menu

ACHS Off-Limits Tour | Sunday, September 11th | Manor House and Freer Home | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive ACHS Off-Limits Tour on Sunday, September 11th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The tour starts at the Manor House and ends at the Freer Home.

Guests will embark on a self-guided tour of the Ashland County Historical Society’s hidden spaces. See the original cistern that the Cowan family used to disperse water throughout the house. Explore the basement of the Manor House that served as a summer kitchen for the Cowans. Hear about the tragic death of eight-year-old Grace Myers and see the jail cells that housed troubled boys during the Freer Home’s days as a Juvenile Detention facility.

Ohio Open Doors Link
Ohio Open Doors Event Page


Ashland Cemetery Walk | Sunday, September 25th | Ashland Cemetery | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Tour guides will escort guests through the tour routes, where many of Ashland’s historical figures will come to life while being portrayed by local talents. Each of the characters will spend a few minutes telling stories about their lives in Ashland and how they were a part of our history. Period costumes will be worn by the portrayers to further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity.


Pumpkin Glow | Saturday, October 22nd | Freer Home | 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Our 4th annual Pumpkin Glow will take place at the Freer Home on Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 to 8:30 PM. The Pumpkin Glow will have candy, music, food, and carved pumpkins. Costumes are encouraged!


Christmas Open House | Sunday, December 11th | Manor House | 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Our Manor House will be decorated and open to the public on Sunday, December 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Join us for our Christmas Open house and enjoy the decorations of the volunteers of the Ashland County Historical Society!


Past Events

Trivia Night at Ohio Fire

Our last Trivia Night at Ohio Fire was on Tuesday, August 2nd. The Ashland County Historical Society will continue to host Trivia Nights at Ohio Fire on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 PM.

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Our 2022 Ice Cream Social was a great success on a beautiful day. We had a record number of attendees, who enjoyed live music, free ice cream provided by Whit's, free museum tours, participating in a Silent Auction, and more! If you missed out on the fun, be sure to join us next year! 

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Speaker Series at the Freer Home. The War of 1812 w/Craig Whitmore.

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Loudonville Cemetery walk in conjunction with the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum of the Mohican Historical Society.

Annual Membership Meeting. Executive Director, Jennifer Marquette gave an overview of the 2021 Event year and provided data on the Society’s performance. Tim Rowsey presented the fiscal activities for the 2021 year. Board members and staff were present to answer questions about our progress, events, and activities. We also welcomed suggestions from members.

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Speaker Series at the Freer Home. Mini Civil War Show.

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Speaker Series at the Freer Home. NASA and Space w/Col. Robert Springer.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 25-27, 2022

Speaker Series: Ashland Model Railroaders

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Speaker Series at the Freer Home. Native American Artifacts w/Jim Bennett.

Full 2022 Event Calendar (Printable)