to Schedule a Tour of the Ward - Thomas Museum.
With the price of gas going up and people trying
to find things to do close to home, may we suggest, visiting your
local historical home. It is interesting how many people in Niles
have never been inside the McKinley Memorial Library building,
let alone our Ward-Thomas museum.
People travel all over the world looking for
interesting places to visit, and here in their own home town,
sits one of the most beautiful museums in the country. The Ward-Thomas
Museum exists because caring people have volunteered to create
it. It holds over 5,000 items in the 14 rooms and it takes over
an hour just to walk through. If you take your time, you could
spend hours and still not see everything.
I once asked a Niles man, who has traveled the
world, why he never visited our museum. He said, “I guess
because it will always be there.” “No, it will not”,
I answered him. If no one visits and donates money to support
it, the Ward-Thomas Museum will fade away like everything else
Remember we are open for public tours on the
first Sunday of every month from 2-5 pm. However, we are more
than glad to open the doors just for you, if you call ahead and
schedule a tour time. Just E-Mail
Us or call the office, 330-544-2143 and
leave your name and phone number. We will return your email or
call and schedule a tour.
Sample piece of 19th Century bedroom
on the second floor of the Ward-Thomas Museum
the Buildings and Garden
Niles Historical Society
10 - 3
Anna Marie: 330.856.5274
Donations of household goods,
books and sell-able items (no clothing) will be accepted
for drop off at the Ward-Thomas House at the following times:
Thursday September 17 from 12:00-2:00
Tuesday September 22 from 10:00-12:00
Thursday September 24 from 4:00-6:00
Tuesday September 29 from 4:00-6:00
All proceeds will benefit
Historical Society projects.
Tours of the museum will
also be given
Sports Calendar Sale
calendar features historic photographs of
Niles sports from 1898 — 1966
a sample 2021 calendar page
that will NOT
appear in the final calendar.
history calendars make great gifts.
Pre-order Your calendar to guarantee your calendar.
The yearly membership drive
is underway with fees of $20 for individuals, $30 for families,
$50 for patron level, $100 for businesses and organizations
and $500 for life memberships. Memberships support the society's
programs and includes the bimonthly newsletter.
Society memberships may be obtained
for $20.00 an individual and $30.00 for a family. All are
welcome to join. Members receive the newsletter six times/year
and free admission to the Ward-Thomas Museum when open on
the first Sunday of the month.
Gifts with a Niles' History connection. Click
on link below:
of the many Niles Historical books.
Books vary in price.
Sample of book content
Pictorial History of the Buildings of Niles Ohio'
200 pages and 400 high resolution photographs
order your book call: Sandy at: 330.652.8329
Niles Historical Society Office at: 330.544.2143
or Email Us
$40.00 local pickup or $45.00 shipped
To save on shipping costs, all of the listed
books are available for purchase at any Ward-Thomas Museum
Shipping/Mailing costs are $5.00 for each book ordered.
Please make checks out to: Niles Historical
Send your name, address and phone number, and check to cover
Niles Historical Society
P. O. 368
Niles, Ohio 44446