117 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45502
The Mission of the Clark County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret resources which provide understanding and appreciation of Clark County’s heritage, and to relate the community’s past to the present and its future. Clark County’s historical societies have written their own unique chapter in Ohio’s history. Their formation and subsequent activities predate almost all other historical institutions in the State, including the Ohio Historical Society. Civil War veterans campaigned for a local museum as early as 1895, envisioning a permanent home for military memorabilia and a focus for Springfield’s 1901 centennial.
The City Building has been a landmark of downtown Springfield since it opened in 1890. When it faced the threat of demolition a century later, the City and County Commissioners, the Historical Society, and the people of Clark County stepped in to save it. Although numerous private donors pitched in, it was the sales tax paid by the residents of the County that made it possible to convert the City Building into a first-class museum and center for the preservation of local history. We have been here since, fulfilling our mission to protect, preserve, and interpret the community’s history through research, exhibits, programs, outreach, educational programming, and more!
15% discount on Heritage Center Gift Shop purchases. Excludes Ridgewood and Ferncliff books.