Westerville History Museum

The Westerville History Museum provides access to the past through historical collections and learning experiences that deepen our understanding of our community and its place in the world. Westerville’s Underground Railroad activities and anti-alcohol efforts shaped the course of American history and gave the community a unique legacy.

Current & Past Exhibitions (Walk-Ins Welcome)

Experience Westerville's past through the themed exhibitions of artifacts on display. Walk-in visitors welcome during open hours. Learn more.

View the Historical Collections (By Appointment)

Dig into the past with these physical and digital collections:

  • Historic photographs, maps, newspapers, and artifacts. (Includes microfilm archives for the Westerville News & Public Opinion.)
  • Historical records for civic organizations, buildings, homes, churches, city departments, and schools.
  • Westerville family histories, Anti-Saloon League archives, and John Kasich’s congressional collection.

Digital collections available 24/7.

For research or access to physical collections, please make an appointment.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

Step back in time with a self-guided walking tour. Features 40+ points of interest. View on a browser or download the app. Learn more.

Other Options

  • Schedule a Tour - Explore the city's little-known stories with a guided tour through the museum or Uptown Westerville. Private tours available for groups of 10+.
  • Book a Speaker - Contact our experts about presenting on a historical topic of interest (local or national) for your school, club, or civic organization.
  • Build Your Family Tree - Explore the history of you. Genealogy tools and collections of local interest available.

So You Think You Know Westerville? (Video Series)

For more videos, visit our YouTube channel.

The Secret Life of Artifacts (Video Series)

For more videos, visit our YouTube channel.

Events & Classes (History & Culture)


Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Closed on Saturday: 1-2pm
Closed on Sunday


110 S. State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Map & Virtual Tour

Access via the library's State Street entrance.

Contact Us

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 - 6 p. m.