The Historical Road Show Tour with our antique toys is taking place right here in Lorain County. This is the second year that Hallauer House B & B will be participating in the tour. Last year we displayed many of our items from the Civil War period. Included were our Union and Confederate uniforms, swords, pistols, money, and more. This year we will be exhibiting some of our antique toys, dolls, and trains. These will all be on display under our three Christmas trees adorned with Civil War themed ornaments.
Southern Lorain County
Three years ago people from 6 Southern Lorain County historical societies got together to brainstorm ways to bring their local histories to life. Out of that collaborative effort came the idea for the Historical Road Show Tour. It was decided that each of the historical societies would choose a “theme” for their presentation. A map was laid out and the public was invited to follow the map to the six different stops on the tour. This tour then presents the opportunity for people from all over the county and beyond to take a trip back in time. It is a way to learn a little local history by discovering township historical societies, their museums, and their hidden treasures.
The participating historical societies
The six historical societies, their location, and their THEMES are as follow:
- Spirit of 76 Museum
201 North Main Street, Wellington
THEME: Yours Truly, A.M. Willard Art Show
- Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Pittsfield Township Town Hall – Corner of SR 58 & SR 303
THEME: Antique Toys, Dolls, and Bikes
- Penfield Historical Society
Corner of SR 18 and SR 301
THEME: Antique Farm Equipment
- Huntington Historical Society
27001 SR 58
Museum and One-Room Schoolhouse
THEME: Early Settlers Day
- Lagrange Historical Society
113 South Center, Lagrange
THEME: The Early Years
- Rochester Historical Society
End of South Street, Rochester Village
THEME: Civic Clubs of Old
Historical Road Show Tour – Guidelines
- Start your tour at any of the six locations.
- Pick up a flyer at that location. It will have the map and the list of the six stops.
- At each stop get your flyer stamped. You must have all six stamps to be entered for the prize drawing.
- All ages can enter, so bring the children! They will enjoy the antique toys!
- After you have all six stamps on your flyer turn it in for the drawing.
The person who’s name is on the flyer drawn at the closing of the tour will receive a $100.00 gift card!
So hop in the car on Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 A.M. Bring the entire family to the Southern Lorain County Road Show Tour! Choose your first stop. Hop out, get the flyer, peruse the displays, get your stamp. Take your time to see every thing at each stop. The tour ends at 5:00 P.M. so you have plenty of time. Explore the museums. Enjoy the displays. Ask questions about what you see. Have fun! And we hope you enjoy the antique toys from Hallauer House B & B!
And if you come for the weekend then give us a call or go ahead and BOOK NOW!