Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Learn About the Ely Family and Elyria on February 20, 2017!

The Lorain County Historical Society and the Elyria Public Library are presenting a family-friendly and FREE program to help get you geared up for the City of Elyria Bicentennial!  LCHS Archivist Eric Greenly will be on hand to discuss the rich history of the Founder and Founding of Elyria on Monday, February 20th at 7:00pm at the Washington Branch of the Elyria Public Library.  More information is below.  Please call the Lorain County Historic District with any questions (440-322-3341) and visit for more information on the City of Elyria Bicentennial!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Festival of Lights Footage

The 2016 City of Elyria Festival of Lights was held Saturday, December 5, 2016.  Click the video to watch highlights from a day filled with thousands of sparkling lights, gifts, joyful caroling, a petting zoo (including a real reindeer!) and much more!  Please book your calendars for the first Saturday in December of 2017 for more holiday excitement!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Buy your holiday stocking stuffers and other gifts and help fund the Ely Square fountain!

Also available: more T-shirt styles, coffee mugs, four different lapel pins,
calendars, hats, and more.
Elyria's 200th birthday is only going to come around once in our lifetime - and Discount Drug Mart is helping us celebrate!

As Elyria's official Bicentennial Souvenir Sponsor, not only can you purchase affordable and unique Bicentennial Merchandise at Drug Mart, but every dollar of every purchase you make will be donated back by Drug Mart to build a much-needed new fountain in Elyria's beautiful and historic Ely Square.

Give the gift that will keep on giving for years to come.  Drug Mart's two Elyria locations are offering a variety of merchandise including coffee and beer mugs, wine glasses, lapel pins, t-shirts and jerseys, water bottles, visors, baseball caps and more.

Give Bicentennial souvenirs for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions - or just go buy them for yourself.

Historical Calendars Now Available!

2017 marks the 200th Birthday of the great City of Elyria!  As we celebrate our Bicentennial, the City has a bevy of family-friendly events planned for the upcoming year, and there is no better way to keep track of them then the official Bicentennial Calendar, now available at both of Elyria's Discount Drug Mart stores.  The calendar is filled with pictures and facts from years past, some of which our fellow Elyrians may remember, others they may have only read or heard about. In addition, every major Bicentennial function is already marked off on the calendar to help you keep track of the upcoming festivities.

Most importantly, every cent from the sales of from these calendars and all Bicentennial merchandise goes to fund the new fountain in Ely Square.  Discount Drug Mart has been generous enough to donate 100% of the sale price of these items to the Ely Square Fountain Fund.

Info on more Bicentennial Memorabilia will follow soon, but these calendars are beautiful, functional, and available NOW at both Elyria Discount Drug Mart Locations (500 N. Abbe Rd. and 110 Chestnut Commons) for $.99.