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Minerva Area
Historical Society
at the Haas Museum


If you don’t know much about Minerva’s history, come to the Haas Museum located in downtown Minerva, Ohio. The Minerva Area Historical Society preserves local artifacts and history. The  Minerva Area Historical Society is a volunteer organization bringing the past to life. Visit for a great time filled with learning and fun!

You can support Minerva Area Historical Society by becoming a member or by participating in various fundraisers.


October's Spooky Theme: Minerva Cemeteries

Visitor Expectations at Minerva Cemeteries

  • The cemeteries are available to visit from dawn to dusk.

  • Respect the graves by not damaging the graves or decorations.

  • Drive safely and carefully through the cemetery.


Old Minerva Cemetery, also known as Valley St.  Cemetery is located on Valley St. It is the Village’s oldest cemetery. The Pennock family that lived in Minerva, Ohio, are buried at this cemetery.    They formed a partnership to invent a box car to go on trains. Minerva Ann Taylor is also buried at Old Minerva Cemetery.  She is an important person because the town was named after her.


Plaines Cemetery is a burial ground in Columbiana County, one mile east of Minerva. This cemetery used to be called the McKinley Cemetery because the farm across the road was owned by President William Mckinley


East Lawn Cemetery is located in the village of  Minerva by the Minerva Elementary School on Line Street.  East Lawn Cemetery was open in 1803, and is still in use today.

Choose a link below to learn more about each topic.


Minerva's Halloween Festivities will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, with trick-or-treating 4:30-6:30 p.m., the parade at 6:45 p.m., and the party at the Community Building beginning at 7 p.m. and sponsored by The Minerva Rotary Club.

Open to the Public

Free Admission

 Wednesday Noon to 4:00 p.m.


the Second Friday of every month 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


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