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  • Vietzen Family Homestead Demolished – Acquisition Update

    The original Vietzen Family Homestead outlived Col. and Mrs. Vietzen’s house and museum by more than 15 years.  The original Homestead and barn were demolished March 28, 2017.  Col. Nahorn…

  • Museum Outreach

    As a part of the Museum’s continuous educational outreach programming, this postcard, as seen below, has been developed and is in the process of being distributed to the greater Amherst-area. Residents…

  • Oldest in Amherst, Lorain County

    The Jacob and Catherine Shupe Homestead, like some serene elder statesman, full of years and confidence, sits well back from the road that was just a narrow trail cut by…

  • “What is a Watershed?” Learn all about it!

    Want to know what is a watershed?  Want to know how the ways in which you use your property affect water quality and stream issues, such as erosion?  Please plan to attend…

  • Longtime “Angelo’s Pizza” Building Demolished

    The southeast corner of Church Street and Tenney Avenue in Amherst has been home to numerous businesses over the years.  Most recently, from about 1973-2001, it was home to the…

  • Lorain Block Bricks

    The Lorain Brick Co. and Kilns were located across the Black River from Bungart Island.  This company made road paving bricks.  The Brick Company was incorporated Feb. 13, 1904 (but…

  • Black River Restoration Reviewed

    As a member of the Black River Area of Concern, Col. Nahorn attended this organization’s quarterly meeting in July 2016 in order to aid in moving the business of the…

  • Chip Rathwell First Americans Paleo Display Named

    Kind, generous, funny, and dedicated are words that come to mind when I remember my friend, Chip Rathwell. A Vietnam Veteran, Chip served his country honorably and selflessly.  A knowledgeable…

  • Watershed Open House

    Once again this March, the Friends of Vermilion River Watershed will host a free, open house event at the Historic Vermilion-on-the-Lake Clubhouse.  It is the tenth annual such event. Please…

  • Kitchen Island of Salvaged Historic Material – a New Item Built of Old

    Three unrelated historic salvage projects contributed to the construction of a feature piece of furniture for the Historic Shupe House.  We recently finished and installed a new kitchen island and are…