Street Address
203 E Main
Loudonville, OH 44842
Mailing Address
203 E. Main St.
Loudonville, OH 44842
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
The museum's hours vary depending on volunteer schedules. The museum is always open on the following weekends: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. In addition, the museum also opens when events are scheduled for downtown Loudonville and on other occasions. The museum is always open for appointments, for individuals or for groups. Please contact us for an appointment. Additionally, the museum is often open during weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM when a volunteer is available. Walk-Ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to guarantee the museum will be open.
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Kenny Libben, Curator

Description

The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum serves the great Mohican area as a source for research, learning, and historical discussion. The museum provides the history of the communities, peoples, and cultures of the Mohican area. Exhibits range from detailed sources of information regarding specific events, persons, or businesses such as the Flxible Company and Charles Kettering, to more generic "period" rooms such as our Victorian parlor. The museum also operates the Workman Cabin in Central Park.

Mission

The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum of the Mohican Historical Society is to act as a center for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information and artifacts regarding the history of the Mohican area.

History

The Mohican Historical Society was founded in 1961. In 1969, Cleo Redd Fisher passed away and willed her estate to the Historical Society which then built the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum on her property. The Museum was constructed in 1972 and completed by 1973. Since that time the Mohican Historical Society has held monthly meetings in the museum as well as opened the museum to the general public.

Artifacts Collections

Artifact collections are extensive, including but not limited to:

  • Arrowheads and other Indian Artifacts
  • Flxible Company
  • inventor Charles Kettering
  • Early Tools and Furnishings
  • Rare Player-Piano-Organ
  • Military Uniforms and Accessories
  • Horse-Drawn Hearse
  • Carpentry and Farm Equipment
  • Millinery
  • Loudonville & Perrysville Schools and Sports
  • Mohican Area Recreation
  • Area Industry, Etc.

Research Collections

Research collections include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete set of Harper's Weekly/Monthly publishings
  • Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Rosters
  • Flxible Company records
  • Charles Kettering records
  • Loudonville Times and earlier newspapers
  • Histories of Towns
  • Persons
  • Events in the Mohican Area, Etc.

Educational Programs

The museum hosts guest speakers on a variety of topics for the following months: September, October, November, February, March, and April. Meetings are open to the public, and are usually held on the third Monday of the month at 7 PM.

    Facilities

    Lecture Halls

    Governance

    The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum is governed by the Mohican Historical Society.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    The Museum does not have a proper gift shop, but does offer a small sample of books and publishings dedicated to local history.

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours