THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY of RAVENNA resides in the city of Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska. It is a non-profit organization that strives to collect and preserve history of its local area. The local area is considered to be the boundaries of the Ravenna School District containing the defined communities of Ravenna, Hazard, Sweetwater, Schneider Township, St. Michael, and Poole. Undefined communities in the local area are Sodtown, Majors, Nantasket/Trocnov, South Ravenna, Hayestown, Dry Creek, Sartoria, Pool Siding, Berg, Waters, Waltham, and Paris.
The Historical Society of Ravenna (Society) maintains a collection at its Historical center, located at 210 Grand Avenue, Ravenna, Nebraska. Items in the collection are displayed on a rotating basis, including images, objects, books, and textiles. Also part of the collection, are family histories from the local area. Some volunteer researchers may be able to provide assistance on a time available basis. Contributions for these services are greatly appreciated.
THE ROOT CELLAR, the official newsletters for the Ravenna Historical Society for 2008 and 2009 are available here free as PDF files. The newsletters contain not only information about the activies of the society, but the 2008 issue also lists the many publications they have available, and the 2009 issue has interesting article about preserving paper documents, etc.
The Historical Society of Ravenna opens the center, every Friday 1 PM to 3 PM (except in inclement weather). Arrangements may be made to visit outside of these set hours, by contacting Marty Russell.
MEMBERSHIP in the Historical Society of Ravenna is $5.00 per person, or $7.50 per family per year. A lifetime membership is also available for a one-time fee of $100.
Please feel free to contact us by mail or e-mail:
Marty Russell, President
Historical Society of Ravenna
P.O. Box 33
Ravenna, NE 68869