for Community Day


To the Milan Museum!

Visitors to the Milan Museum learn a history rich in progress and creativity.  The important contributions made in Milan, milestones in invention and inventors and transportation are displayed throughout the many historical buildings, artifacts, and exhibits.

“Nurtured in this little village of Milan, was that inquisitive young Thomas ‘Al’ Edison whose discoveries probably made the greatest impact on the world of any inventor in history.”


February – May
Friday – Sunday 1-5pm
June, July & August
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
September – December
Friday – Sunday 1-5pm



Adults $7 Seniors $6 Children 5-17: $5 Children 4 and under are FREE Family Passes: $20 includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children

Community Day

Event Details


December 11th, 2016
Starts at 1:00 pm


Milan Museum
10 Edison Drive
Milan, OH


Tour the entire museum for FREE from 1-5 during the monthly Community Day!



Winter Hot Cocoa Warm-up

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  • Published December 8, 2015
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Bring the whole family down to The Milan Museum on Saturday, January 16, 2016 to create your very own hot cocoa mug!

Sessions run from 10 am until 2 pm.  The cost is $15 and includes all materials needed to decorate a mug and festive treats!  Please call 419-499-2968 for more information and to reserve your spot today!  Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016.


Valentine’s Day Candy Crush

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  • Published November 7, 2015
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Come on Saturday, February 6, 2016 to make your own candy jar for your Valentine crush!  All supplies, including candy, will be provided by the Museum.  Sessions run from 10-2, call 19-499-2968 for reservations.  Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016.

Shamrock Shenanigans

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  • Published October 6, 2015
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Need some extra luck to come your way? Then come to the Milan Museum and create a festive, lucky penny key chain!  Three sessions from 10-2 on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the Museum General Store.  $15.00 registration fee includes everything to make your lucky penny key chain and festive treats.  Please call 419-499-2968 to register by Thursday, March 10, 2016.


Tumble into Spring

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  • Published September 15, 2015
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Tumble into spring at the Milan Museum!  Come and spread some spring cheer while making a custom, reusable, tumbler.  A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Earth Day and everyday!  $15 registration fee includes plastic tumbler, decorating supplies and festive treats!  Call 419.499.2968 to register.

International Museum Day

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  • Published August 20, 2015
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The Milan Museum will celebrate International Museum Day 2016 on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The Museum will offer free admission, along with a Folk Art Frenzy!  Paint your own version of a folk art masterpiece and see it hung in the Galpin Mini-Masters Gallery!  All activities are free along with free admission to the Museum.

Color Splash

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  • Published July 16, 2015
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Come to The Milan Museum for the American Color Splash Bash and get your family ready for Independence Day by making your very own red, white and blue tie-dye shirt!

Where: Milan Museum Courtyard
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Cost: $15 includes white shirt, tie-dye supplies, and patriotic treats
Times:Session 1, 10-11
Session 2, 11:30-12:30
Session 3, 1-2

Call 419.499.2968 by Thursday, June 23, 2016 to reserve your spot and to guarantee your shirt size!

Summer Movie Series

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  • Published June 16, 2015
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The Milan Museum will be hosting the annual summer movie series on Friday, July 29, 2016. FREE movies start at dusk (sometime between 9:15 and 9:30) and are shown in the courtyard with popcorn! All you need to bring is a blanket and/or chair.

Force Awakens 2

Stained Glass Picture

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  • Published May 16, 2015
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Create a beautiful stained glass picture at the Milan Museum.  TBA

Beer History Month

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  • Published April 11, 2015
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September is beer history month!  Celebrate the brewing history of Milan throughout the entire month of September.  New, limited-edition merchandise will be introduced in the Gift Shop at a discounted price!

Pumpkin Palooza

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  • Published March 12, 2015
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The Milan History Museum will be hosting the Annual Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 5-7 pm.

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, art activities, scavenger hunts, pumpkin bowling, costume contests, caramel apples and much more!  This year Pumpkin Palooza begins at 5:00 pm with the costume contest at 5:30 and an outdoor movie at 7:00 pm!!!!! All activities are FREE!!!!

Costume Contest:
The costume contest begins at 5:30 for children of all ages.

Call 419-499-2968 for details.

Gobble Till You Wobble

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  • Published February 16, 2015
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Create your own burlap place-mat for your Thanksgiving feast simply by using burlap, paint, letter stencils, and your hand-print! Pair this with a color-your-own Thanksgiving tumbler (provided) and you will be ready to gobble! This is a great event for the whole family. Saturday, November 5, 2016 with three sessions.

$15 cost includes all materials, extra goodies and seasonal treats. Pre-register by Thursday, November 3, 2016. Don’t forget to tour the Museum and try out the Turkey Scavenger Hunt!

Gingerbread Workshop

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  • Published January 1, 2015
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The Milan Museum will be hosting its Annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 3rd 2016 in the Lockwood, Smith &Co. General Store.

Sessions run 60 minutes long and start at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3 PM.

You must register by Thursday, December 1, 2016 by calling 419-499-2968.

Price: $15 per gingerbread house kit

Each entry will receive:

  • 1 Gingerbread House Kit
  • 1 Holiday Ornament
  • Unlimited Hot Cocoa and seasonal treats

Pictures with Santa

Santa Claus will be in Milan Museum’s General Store on December 3rd from 11 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-3 PM. Have your Christmas list ready and deliver it to Santa yourself!




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