Attica Area Historical Society

plates, mugs, and cups in the history room

About the Historical Society

The Attica Area Historical Society is currently in the process of identifying and attracting members of the community who are interested and dedicated to the preservation of the history of Attica, including the further collection of knowledge and historical artifacts. If you are interested in becoming a part of the initial steering committee for revitalizing and maintaining the Attica Area Historical Society, please email to let us know you are interested and someone will contact you.

The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in the history of Venice Township and adjacent areas. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life and gives us a better appreciation of our American heritage.

The Society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area: its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade and transportation. It will collect printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of the past and present.

The Society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far, as may be feasible, to all that wish to examine or study it, and to undertake the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.

The Society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers and discussion; by marking historical buildings, sites and trails; and by using the media of radio and television to awaken interest.

To see local entries in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook go to and search using the word Attica.

Garage Sales

The Attica Historical Society is organizing the Attica Community Garage Sales. Anyone may participate on one, two, or all three days of the 2023 Attica community-wide, rain-or-shine garage sales event on May 18, 19, and 20. 

The Seneca East Public Library has graciously agreed to help. Please provide a completed form by by May 15 to give us enough time to compile the information and have the garage sales maps ready. The information may also be emailed to .

The Attica Historical Society appreciates the opportunity to be an active, vital community organization and appreciates your patience while we revitalize and restructure the organization to continue preserving Attica’s rich and important history. Anyone wanting to help may donate $5 or $10 (or an amount of your choice) at the library for participation in the garage sales. There are a limited number of complimentary garage sale yard signs for $10 or more donations. If information is provided by email, a donation may be dropped off at the library with a copy of the sent email, or check/money orders may be sent to The Attica Historical Society at 14 1/2 N. Main St., Attica, Ohio 44807. 

Once we have all of the information collected, maps with the garage sales information will be available for pickup at the library, on the library's website and posted on Attica Ohio Baby Boomers Facebook group page. The Attica Historical Society thanks you deeply for your consideration and support. If you have any questions, please email the address above or call 440-823-1508.