Avon Historical Society

& Landmarks Preservation Commission

About Us

   The Avon Historical Society was formed in 1964 and now meets in the beautifully restored Old Town Hall of 1871.
   
   There have been four decades of achievement. Mrs. Jean Fischer has taken programs on Avon's history to young people in the third, seventh, and eighth grades of Avon's schools.
 
   "The Avon Story" is a video history of the City from 1814 to today. "The Talking Quilt" is a sound-slide story of the national award-winning quilt created by members of the Avon Historical Society in celebration of the Nation's bicentennial. These and other programs are available in video format.
 
   A single-person membership is $8, a couple membership is $10, and a family membership is $15 annually.
 
   The Avon Historical Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit Road and Stoney Ridge Road. 
 
 
 
   The Landmarks Preservation Commission was created by order of the City Charter in 2004.
 
   The Commission consists of four members who are residents of the community but do not hold any other municipal office or appointment. Members include a Mayoral appointee and a representative from the Avon Historical Society, the French Creek Foundation and the Avon Garden Club.
 
   The Commission establishes a register of Avon's landmarks in order to raise community awareness of Avon's history and historic resources. Once registered, owners may not demolish the building without a permit issued by the commission.
 
   The Mayor or City Council may assign other duties to the Commission as appropriate.
 
  The Landmarks Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Caucus Room at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.