The Westerville History Museum is your access to the past through historical collections and learning experiences. Westerville’s anti-alcohol efforts shaped the course of American history and gave the community a unique legacy. Deepen your understanding of your community and its place in the world.
Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Closed on Saturday: 1-2pm
Closed on Sunday
To view current exhibits, walk-in visitors welcome during open hours. For research or access to physical collections, please make an appointment.
The museum’s mission is to preserve and share Westerville’s history through its collections of national and local interest. Every year, over 12,000 people visit the museum and have a chance to interact with the collections through exhibitions, programming, and research. The museum is in a wing of the library that was originally built in the 1850s as a home. The building later became an office space for a national temperance organization called the Anti-Saloon League (ASL), a group that successfully lobbied for Prohibition in the early 1900s. The ASL donated the building and its contents to the library in 1973, which eventually became the basis for the museum.