Portage County Historical Society

Admission to the Portage County Historical Society is $2.00. Donation are requested. The museum library is free to use.

  • Open Sundays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The first Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 6549 North Chestnut St. in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-296-3523
  • Web: Click here

The Portage County Historical Society:  The 12-acre museum site includes the John Lowrie & Mary Helen Beatty Museum, a pioneer homestead, land grant office, 1810 New England barn, Ford Seed Company museum, steam traction engine and a distinctive clock tower with an 1882 clock and bell. Log Cabin from 1830’s and new interactive Indian village The museum itself has a vast collection of artifacts including native-American tools, pottery, casting tools, Riddle Hearse, military items, farm tools, saddles, household fixtures, kids clothes and toys, and women’s clothing and jewelry. Visitors should be sure to see the cathedral style stained glass window, which originally came from the courthouse built in 1882.