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Lucas County Cemeteries Historical Association (LCCHA)

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The LCCHA is a group of volunteers that have a passion to improve the records of burials in Lucas County, Ohio, so that anyone can easily locate a burial of interest to them.
We are non-paid, non-profit, archival, cultural, historical and educational; a class A82 organization that interprets, collects and preserves the historical heritage of this specific geographic location.

Our Mission

Preserving the historical heritage of Lucas County through its cemeteries and burial records.

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Upcoming Events


Toledo State Hospital Brush Clean-up - Saturday April 13th

There will be a clean-up of the Swan Creek bank of the Old Toledo State Hospital Cemetery on Saturday April 13th from 10AM to noon [ i.e. next to Bowsher High School in Toledo]. Just come to volunteer to help. Wear old clothes and bring large pruning shears. We may do probing to see if there are graves in the creek bank.

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Calling all photographers!

Whether you're an amateur or a pro, the Lucas County Cemeteries Historical Association (LCCHA) has an exciting opportunity for you. Participate in the Lucas County Cemetery Photo Contest and help us showcase the beauty and rich history of cemeteries in Lucas County. Not only will you get a chance to explore and capture these fascinating sites, but you could also win a grand prize of $300!

Hurry because entries must be submitted by May 20, 2024. Here are the complete rules and submission forms. Show us your best shots!

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Apply decals on TMP veteran gravestones - event#2.

This event is on Saturday April 20th. The agenda is here. This event is a continuation of 6April event - preparing for Memorial Day this year by putting stickers on the gravestones of veterans buried at Toledo Memorial Park (TMP). If interested, contact davidweber@lccemetery.org.. Or just show up. We will have lists of veterans, maps of the cemetery and gummed decals. A fun family friendly event. Young children will need a chaperone.

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Free Webinar - April 23rd

Online webinar presentation on "Everything that you always wanted to know about Cemeteries, but didn't know who to ask", April 23rd at 3PM, virtual meeting of the Ohio History Connection. Just register and then it is a free webinar (you don't need to become an OHC member).

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Bissell-Stickney Wetland Clean-up - April 27th 11AM-2PM+

This is a continuation of last year's wetland clean-up. The place is this nature preserve [corner of D St. & Paxton St. in Toledo] and we will meet at 11AM Saturday April 27th. Any volunteer is welcome - best to sign up in advance here. Partners for Clean Streams will bring supplies and some volunteers too. Wear old clothes.

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Call for Oral Presentations in Toledo..

The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is calling for oral presentations to be given at their chapter meetings, which meet monthly every 3rd Saturday at 2PM at the Downtown Toledo Main Library. Presentation slots currently available are April thru November. If any interest, contact president@lccemetery.org.

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Any ideas for a digitzing grant for LCCHA work?

The LCCHA looking for ideas for requesting a grant of up to $2500 from the Ohio Local History Alliance for digitizing records of Lucas County. Contact president@lccemetery.org or bring up your idea at the next LCCHA meeting. The deadline for the grant is February 15, 2025.

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The LCCHA received $1,000 from The Arts Commission this year. This funding is part of the American Rescue Plan Act money received by the City of Toledo and Lucas County that was created to provide support to local arts organizations and artists. The support will be used for marketing and cemetery art promotion. Thank you to these organizations, as well as our team, who worked diligently on the application for us to receive the funding. And thanks to the Toledo Photo Arts Club, for technical assistance.
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Please observe Constitution Day this year.

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Even though we are non-paid volunteers, we comply with the Equal Opportunity Employment Ohio mandate. We are exempt from the Ohio minimum wage law and the USERRA as a charity with no wage earners (i.e. no employees). We are fully committed to "diversity" as defined as "A person of any background can join our association". We are committed to "Equity" as defined as "equal standards for all individuals in our association". We are committed to "inclusion" as defined as "allowing people of every background and identity to participate".
All LCCHA members are volunteers. Liability for member actions are covered by the Federal Volunteer Protection At of 1997. So, all LCCHA should read this prior to joining LCCHA.
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The platinum seal is the highest rating for a non-profit charity. The LCCHA is committed to full transparency of our charity. We have no salaries, so 100% of any endowment or donation goes to advance our mission.