Ashland County Historical Society

Preserving the Heritage of Ashland County

Join Us


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. Volunteering at the museum is interesting as well as fulfilling, and a great way to get to know our community, its rich history, and being able to share that with our guests. We have special events throughout the year where volunteers are hosts for the Society. Volunteers are also needed to help with event setup, to assist with guided tours, sprucing up our grounds in the spring, and Christmas decorating. Please consider spending some time with us! If you have an interest, we have a project.

For more information or to get involved, call the office at 419.289.3111.


The Ashland County Historical Society is a membership society open to all with an interest in the history of our community. Membership is available at several levels and is tax deductible due to our status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Student $5
Friends (1 or 2 in household) $10
Family (More than 2 in household) $25-$49
Patron $50-$100
Benefactor $101-$250
Distinguished $251-$500
Founder $501-$1,000
Visionary $1,001+
Corporate Supporter $50-$100
Corporate Friend $101-$500
orporate Booster $501-$1,000
Corporate Champion $1,001+
Endowment Gift 

 You can make a real difference by joining our efforts to preserve our history and educate our youth.  Please take a moment to consider being part of the growing number of individuals, families and businesses that are investing in our mission of Preserving the Heritage of Ashland County. Your role as a member of the Ashland County Historical Society is vital to keeping history alive, so join today by downloading the membership form below and returning it with your contribution. Mail the form and your check made payable to the Ashland County Historical Society to:

Ashland County Historical Society
420 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Membership Matrix and Form (Click to open an Adobe PDF file)

Please remember, we are not a county government organization. We rely on private donations and your membership to support us. By purchasing a membership, you are telling us that we add value to this community. Thank you!

Planned Giving

The Ashland County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization. It is through the financial gifts of our members and the Ashland County community that the Society can continue to preserve and promote our rich heritage. The Society appreciates your financial gift, beyond membership, which can be a one-time donation, or you may choose to leave a bequest upon your death. If that is your wish, you should consult a lawyer.


All donations should be made to the Ashland County Historical Society and sent to the address below. If the donation is intended for a specific purpose, please indicate so. We will be pleased to recognize your gift as In Honor or In Memory of someone special to you. We can also accept gifts designated to particular aspects of our work.

Ashland County Historical Society
420 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805


Through a bequest, you can make a gift of assets to the Ashland County Historical Society through your will. A provision in your will that names the Historical Society as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your estate will assure that you will leave a meaningful legacy in support of our mission. If you already have a will, you may consider adding a bequest through a codicil, which is a change to an existing will.

Thank you so much for contributing to the Ashland County Historical Society!

The Ashland County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to which are deductible to the full extent of the law.