The Vermilion Historical Society seeks to keep "History Living On In Vermilion Ohio". The Society promotes the preservation and appreciation of Vermilion, Ohio's rich history through the collaborative efforts of the Vermilion Area Archival Society and the Vermilion History Museum.
The Vermilion Area Archival Society diligently works to preserve and protect the fascinating history of Vermilion, Ohio by cataloging collections of historical documents, photographs and artifacts.
The Vermilion History Museum promotes an appreciation of Vermilion's history through featuring historical artifacts and photos available for public viewing in Vermilion, Ohio's historic downtown, Harbour Town.
The Vermilion Area Archival Society diligently works to preserve and protect the fascinating history of Vermilion, Ohio. Volunteers catalog the Society’s collection into PastPerfect Museum software. Hundreds of photos and historical documents have been donated to the Society for preservation. In cooperation with Ritter Public Library, the Society provides public online access to the photos and documents for research and general information. Through memberships, donations and the annual calendar fundraiser, the Society has been able to purchase 2 computers, 2 scanners, a printer and the necessary archival supplies to preserve the historical documents. The “Stories of Vermilion – Oral History Series” features long-time residents of Vermilion, videotaped and interviewed by Rich Tarrant, Vermilion historian and curator of the Vermilion History Museum.
The Vermilion History Museum, in Downtown Vermilion, served as a print shop and a weekly newspaper from 1905 to 1964. The print shop houses two linotypes (c.1915), and 4 letter presses: A Stonemetz 2 revolution newspaper press (c.1919); a Kelly press (c.1917); a Chandler & Price 8"x12" Gorden Jobber Press (c.1900); and a Heidelberg windmill Press (c.1954). There is a book bindary and storage room with a manual paper cutter, electric stapler, and a manual hole punch machine.