About the Museum

The next meeting of the Historical Society will be Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Space is limited and masks are required, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 Information: Serving our community SAFELY is our #1 priority during this difficult time. The Museum is open and operating with certain restrictions, such as occupancy limits and increased sanitization practices. We encourage you to visit wearing a mask and practicing safe social distancing. Docents are available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our History

The Lawrence County Museum represents our proud past and looks forward to a wonderful future.

Established in 1988, The Lawrence County Museum located on the corner of 6th and Adams Street in Ironton, Ohio is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. April through mid-December or by appointment by calling 740-532-1222 and please leave a message.

The mission of the Historical Society and Museum is to preserve the proud past of Lawrence County, Ohio. The Museum is staffed by volunteers, (Docents) who truly care about Lawrence County, Ohio and our proud heritage.

The museum offers an array of fascinating objects and history from the Nannie Kelly Wright room,( Nannie was the only known female Iron Master in the Hanging Rock Iron Region, and the 2nd wealthiest woman in the world of her time), to the Reverend Rankin Room, (famous abolitionist of slavery), the actual running of a miniature Iron Furnace, John Campbell, founder of Ironton, and so much more.

Take in the Military Room. A tribute to the armed forces and soldiers from the Revolutionary War all the way up thru the Vietnam War You don’t know what you have been missing until you see these wonderful pieces and hear the stories of yesteryear. 

Current Museum pictures by Cox Photography HERE

Events Calendar


2020 Officers

Peggy Karshner, President
Sharon Mays, Vice-President
Judene Love, Treasurer
Alicia Fraley, Secretary
Trustees: Nicole Cox, Kay Rader, Sue Lunsford, Ron Henderson, Fondalene Alfrey, Virginia Smith

CLICK HERE to pay your dues or donate to the Historical Society. Your financial contribution helps keep the Museum operating. We appreciate your support!

If you need help, feel free to contact Nicole Cox at (740) 646-4104 or nsratliff@gmail.com