As people stroll on a warm summer night through Medina Square enjoying the sounds of the summer music programs or cooling down with a yogurt, many are intrigued by the simple white wood building located at 56 Public Square. This building which sits…

Following the Civil War, Medina was called to help soldiers and their families who were in need of assistance. Times were hard for soldiers coming back from the war and it was their need that led to the establishment of county buildings in 14…

The war between the Confederacy (the pro-slavery South), and the Union (the anti-slavery North) would decide the structure of our national government, and whether a nation built on liberty and equal rights could remain the largest slaveholding…

The Civil War, the most vicious war fought on American soil, devastated our country, and brought new freedoms that united the nation stronger than ever. Many people all over the states were drafted and fought for the Union. Lorenzo Vanderhoef…

Joe Reno better known as “Black Joe” was one of the first African Americans to come to Medina. Joe came to Medina in 1836, working through his childhood as a porter and a barber. In fact he worked in the Old American Hotel. We believe that Joe…