Saturdays from 9:30 AM until 12 PM. Closed the first Saturday of the month.
Thursdays from 2PM until 5PM.
(We are entirely staffed by volunteers, so it's recommended that you call ahead to make sure we have staff on duty)
If you're coming in from out of town and would like to make an appointment for a day and time that we aren't typically open, call us at (330) 296-3523 and we can try to set something up.
Maple Grove Cemetery Walking Tour
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 AT 2PM
Portage County Historical Society and Museum, in Partnership with Reed Memorial Library, will host our annual walking tour through Maple Grove Cemetery.
Tour the cemetery grounds and learn about some early and notable burials. Brian Rhinehart and Christina McVay from PCHS and Reference Librarian Kevin Gray will lead this tour. This tour is weather dependent. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes. We will meet in front of the cemetery near the chapel. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.
The Museum Boiler
Last Fall, the main boiler for the museum became cracked and required replacement and cost the society $8,500 in unexpected repairs. Since we operate mostly on donations and membership dues, this expense consumed nearly half of our annual budget. Large unforeseen expenses like this hinder our ability to stay open in the future.
We are asking for donations to help get us back on track financially for 2021 through a GoFundMe. Click HERE to visit the fundraiser.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Blind and Sons for donating labor and parts and making the boiler replacement expedient and simple.
If you prefer to make a donation via check you can mail us directly at 6549 N Chestnut Street Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Please let us know if you would like a letter documenting the gift for tax purposes.