425 N. St. Clair Street
Toledo, Ohio

Our Mission

The Toledo History Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Toledo, Ohio area.  We collaborate in this ongoing effort with other historical organizations, operate a museum to display archival documents and artifacts in permanent and rotating exhibits, and present public programming focused on our area's rich history.

The Toledo History Museum was founded through a governing board in 2005, incorporated on July 1, 2006; and received federal tax-exempt status in September 2007. The volunteer Board consists of four officers and nine at-large trustees who meet monthly and are elected by vote of the general membership during the quarterly November public program business meeting. 

The Toledo History Museum has the endorsement of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Western Lake Erie Historical Society, with a letter of support from the Maumee Valley Historical Society.  The Museum is a member of the Destination Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Maumee Heritage Corridor; the Ohio Local History Alliance; and the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations.

Our Goals

The goals of the Toledo History Museum are to:

  • assemble historically accurate exhibits,
  • provide educational enrichment for visitors of all ages, and
  • promote factual, informative, and entertaining activities illustrating Toledo's history.