Museums & Historical Places near Toronto, OH
Crew House, Richmond, OH – In the 1970s, when the demolition of this historic house was threatened, a devoted group of Richmond, Ohio townspeople worked to preserve the building as well as the history of Richmond.
Custer’s Memorial, New Rumley, OH – The Custer Memorial was erected by the Ohio State Archeological and Historical society in 1931. On the pedestal it states: General George Armstrong Custer, born in New Rumley Harrison County Ohio December 5 1839 ** Killed in battle with the indians on the Little Big Horn * Montana June 25 1876.
Federal Land Office, Steubenville, OH – Get a glimpse of frontier life in Ohio at the First Federal Land Office of the United States. This structure, built in 1801, also served as the home of the area’s first land agent David Hoge. On the grounds is the massive 2½ ton bell from the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Fort Steuben – Historic Fort Steuben was built in 1786 by the First American Regiment for the protection of surveyors who had been sent by the Continental Congress to map the Northwest Territory. At this time the Indians in the area were hostile. The site was selected as most desirable for a military defense since it was bounded on the east by the Ohio River.
Jefferson County Genealogical Society (Research) – The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (JCCOGS) was formed in 1986 to support the objectives of the Ohio Genealogical Society by creating and building interest in the collection and preservation of historical and genealogical materials and records of Jefferson County and the adjoining areas of the Ohio Valley.
Jefferson County Historical Museum (Research), Steubenville, OH – Museum and genealogical library preserve and exhibit artifacts from Jefferson County, Ohio in a 19 room mansion. Open for tours by appointment. Volunteer staff manages the building, conducts tours, assists in research, and shares stories.
Morgan’s Trail – During the Civil War heavy fighting was going on in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and in Vicksburg, Mississippi, then Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan brought the war to the Northern home front. Racing through Indiana, he crossed into southwestern Ohio on July 13, 1863. The mission was to occupy and divert as many Union troops as possible. Department of the Ohio commander Major General Ambrose Burnside sought to stop Morgan, but that would prove a much harder job than he expected.
Mt. Pleasant Historical District – Quaker, Mt. Pleasant, OH – The village is widely recognized for it’s Quaker origin and anti-slavery actions, which includes an Underground Railroad and Free Labor Store, where nothing was sold that was raised or made by slaves.
Museum of Ceramics, East Liverpool, OH – Visit the Museum of Ceramics to see locally produced treasures from the 19th century to the present. This is the only museum in the United States celebrating the history of hundreds of potteries in one small geographic area over three centuries. Collection of over four thousand objects highlights ware made mainly within five miles of East Liverpool.
Oglebay Institute of Glass Museum, Wheeling, WV – The Glass Museum features 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass and china made from 1820-1939, including the famous Sweeney Punch Bowl, the largest piece of cut glass in the world. Glassblowing demonstrations and workshops are also a highlight of the museum.
Oglebay Mansion Museum, Wheeling, WV – Oglebay Institute is a non-profit arts and cultural organization in Wheeling, WV that offers year-round entertainment and educational programs in visual arts, performing arts, dance, history and nature.
Ohio River Museum, Wellsville, OH – The museum is located in a house overlooking the Ohio River that was originally built in 1870 by Dr. John Hammond. It is a three story home with eleven of the rooms on display. Behind the house, one finds The Old Country Store and Gift Shop, the Firehouse Museum and a restored PRR Caboose.
Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Genealogical Research), Schiappa Branch – Following several efforts to establish a library in Steubenville as early as 1830, the library was founded on October 1, 1899 to serve the City of Steubenville. During the early years of the 20th century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was providing funds for libraries all over the United States. Eventually, he provided funding for over 2,800 libraries throught the world.
Toronto Fire Department Museum, Toronto, OH
Island Creek Sporting Clays – You will find our 24 stations (100 birds) nestled in the forested hills of Eastern Ohio. This is as close as you can get to real bird-hunting – without plucking!!