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Historical Society to Host Civil War Open House

The Medina County Historical Society is pleased to present a special Civil War open house. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War, the Historical Society is unveiling the newly completed tintypes and ambrotypes from the Save-A-Soldier conservation project. As a part of this Save-A-Soldier project, there are 94 photos of men who signed up for battle from 1861 to 1863. Some of the men made it through; some of the men did not. Please join the Medina County Historical Society in welcoming the truly unique and priceless artifact that they have been able to stabilize and protect with the help of many generous donors.

This event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., located at The Historic John Smart House*, 206 North Elmwood, Medina, OH 44256. This event is open free to the public. Special events include the unveiling of the Civil War collection of ambrotypes and tintypes, a special reenactment of surrender at Appomattox Court House with U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee at 2:30 p.m., a special display of Ohio Regiments in the Civil War, and a reenactment group of U.S. Civil War Sharpshooters, the Union Green.

Donations are welcome. The Medina County Historical Society is a 501C3 organization and your donation is tax exempt.

For more information, please call (330) 722-1341 or email For additional information on Medina County, please contact the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 860-2943 or visit their website,

*The John Smart House is not handicapped accessible.