About Us

Westerville has a rich and varied history. It was the site of Underground Railroad activity, the Westerville Whiskey Wars and the printing headquarters of the worldwide recognized Anti-Saloon League of America.

The Local History Center at the Westerville Public Library is committed to preserving and sharing that history through collections of material of local and national interest.

Westerville History Center Tours

Explore the rich and varied history of Westerville, Ohio with self-guided tours of the city's cultural, historical and architectural heritage. Learn more.

Interested? Download the app or view the web version. Both options are free. Learn more.

Current & Past Exhibitions

Experience Westerville's past through the themed exhibitions of artifacts on display in the Local History Center. Learn more.

Selected Videos about Westerville

For more videos, visit our YouTube channel.

Events & Classes (History & Culture)


Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Closed on Saturday: 1-2pm
Closed on Sunday

Available by appointment.


110 S. State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Map & Virtual Tour

Note: You can enter the Local History Center via the mallway of the library, near the State Street entrance.

Visitors are welcome anytime during business hours.

Contact Us

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.