The Vermilion History Museum recently received a grant from the Mylander Foundation of Sandusky, Ohio in the amount of $5,670. The purpose of the grant is to replace nine windows in the historic 1904 museum building. 

The installation of the replacement windows will create a more energy efficient building enabling the museum to reallocate its funds to preserve and record more of Vermilion’s history for future generations of researchers.

The Mylander Foundation was established by George Mylander in June of 1987 as a private, non-profit institution as a means of sharing his wealth to further the philanthropic missions of charitable, educational, scientific, literary, religious and civic organizations in Erie County, Ohio and the surrounding region.   Over the years, programs objectives have modified to meet the changing opportunities and problems of our society, but the foundation’s basic goals remain constant.

The Museum 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" (c.1900); and a Heidelberg Windmill Press (c.1954). There is book bindery/storage room with a manual paper cutter, electric stapler, and manual hole-punch machine. The second level of the museum houses an extensive display of Vermilion history. 

Located at 727 Grand Street, Vermilion, museum hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm. Other times by appointment by calling 440-967-4555 or email: rnt@twc.com.