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


October 8th, 2017
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 21, 2017 to create your very own hot cocoa mug and make a snow day activity kit to help pass the time on long winter days!

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: Thursday, January 19, 2017.


Valentine’s Day Candy Crush

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  • Published November 7, 2015
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Come on Saturday, February 11, 2017 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 9, 2017.

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, shamrock sand art container!  Three sessions from 10-2 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 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 9, 2017.


Tumble into Spring

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  • Published September 15, 2015
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Tumble into spring on April 8, 2017 and decorate a personalized, reusable plastic tumbler and build a house for spring bunnies!  $15 registration fee includes tumbler, bunny house supplies, and festive treats!  Call 419.499.2968 to register.

International Museum Day

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The Milan Museum will celebrate International Museum Day 2017 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 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 24, 2017
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 22, 2017 to reserve your spot and to guarantee your shirt size!

Ohio Chautauqua Tour 2017 ~ Milan

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  • Published June 16, 2015
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View the FREE, temporary exhibit entitled Depictions of the Natural World in Art on display in the Museum Welcome Center from June 6 through July 30, 2017. Enjoy extended hours during the week of Chautauqua and receive a FREE Milan souvenir key chain with any admission purchase – June 27, 2017 through July 1, 2017. Learn about the history and architecture of the Milan Town Square with the self-guided walking tour available for free in the gift shop.

Imagination Station – Energy Festival

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  • Published May 16, 2015
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Grades PreK-10

Join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the courtyard for a fun-filled science day! Explore energy options and draw conclusions about how we can best meet our energy needs. Complete circuits, see how heat transfers and hunt down clues to discover the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources. Free event open to the public from 12-4.


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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The Milan History Museum will be hosting the Annual Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 21, 2017 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 4, 2017 with three sessions.

$15 cost includes all materials, extra goodies and seasonal treats. Pre-register by Thursday, November 2, 2017. Don’t forget to tour the Museum and try out the Turkey Scavenger Hunt!

Gingerbread Workshop

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The Milan Museum will be hosting its Annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 2, 2017 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 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 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 2, 2017 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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