425 N. St. Clair Street
Toledo, Ohio

Our History Programs

There are many ways for the public to become involved with the Toledo History Museum. Lectures and talks—to introduce people to our collections as well as to the Toledo story—are available to all. Our weekend hours give parents and children a chance to visit the Museum together for some fun-filled activities related to our exhibitions and collections.

We offer informative public programs on a quarterly basis in March, May, September and November, usually at the Museum, located at 2001 Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo's Old West End.   You are invited to gather with others to share stories, learn about the people and events that make Toledo uniquely Toledo, to do research and to explore our impressive collection of local artifacts. Museum Members receive advance notice of upcoming meetings and special events.   These programs are free and open to the public. Of course, donations are always appreciated.

Go to our Events Calendar for descriptions of upcoming programs and events. 

Past Programs

Our history programs are very popular.  Recent guests and programs include:

  • Renee Jayne presented a biographical sketch of Toledo Newsboys Association founder, John Gunckel.
  • Terry Shaffer talked about his book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo.
  • Andrew Sager spoke on his book, Blue-Collar Housing and Workplaces.
  • Industrial Archaeologist Ralph Emery discussed the history and scope of Toledo’s electric railway system
  • Lou Hebert read excerpts from his book, Day by Day in Toledo.