Monthly Archives: August 2011

LaGrange Engine Club Show

The LaGrange Engine Club will once again hold their annual show at the Lorain County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 16-18.  Please stop out at the Fairgrounds to see hundreds of tractors, hit and miss gas engines, steam engines, a portable sawmill, and many, many other antique and modern day related machinery on display – and most in working order!  The New Indian Ridge Museum always participates, showing our 1951 Farmall H, 1952 Farmall Cub, 1920s Jaeger Hit and Miss Engine, and Bill Nahorn’s Woodmizer Portable Sawmill.  The weekend will be fun-filled, so bring the family.  Food is provided.  There is a small admission charge, or you may join the Engine Club and get free admission for the weekend.

Visit the LaGrange Engine Club’s website for more info:

166th Annual Lorain County Fair

The 166th Annual Lorain County Fair kicks off today.  We will be visiting, participating in, and documenting Fair Week as it unfolds.  Check the photo gallery entitled “166th Annual Lorain County Fair” under our photo section for the most updated photos from the Fair!  Thanks and check back often. Visit for their most updated information.

Col. Nahorn to Speak at Local Rotary

Col. Nahorn will present the New Indian Ridge Museum’s signature program “Indian Ridge Museum from Old to New” at the North Ridgeville Rotary for their meeting on Friday, August 12 at 12:30.  For more information, please contact the Museum offices by visiting our contact page.  The PowerPoint slide program traces the history of Col. Vietzen’s original Indian Ridge Museum that was located in Elyria to how Col. Nahorn became interested and began the New Indian Ridge Museum at the Historic 1816 Jacob Shupe Homestead and Wildlife Preserve in Amherst.  Early Amherst history will also be explored and explained along with other early prehistoric Lorain County history.  For more information about the museum, visit

Local Celt Preserved

A well-made celt (ungrooved axe) made by the Hopewell people (Middle Woodland) that was found during “deep plowing” farming operations in Lorain County, is now preserved at the Museum.  We were contacted by the farmer who found the artifact in the area of Russia and Old Oberlin Roads in New Russia Twp., Lorain County, Ohio just this past week.  After speaking with the gentleman, he offered it for sale to the Museum.  We agreed on a price and are pleased to now be able to preserve this recently found local artifact.  It retains a nice polish on the bit.


The Sandusky Bay Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio (ASO) held their summer July potluck and meeting at the New Indian Ridge Museum.  The ASO is the largest state Archaeological Society in the United States.  Here are some photos from the event.