Alliance Area Preservation Society

Haines House Underground Railroad Site

The Alliance Area Preservation Society acquired, restored and preserved the Haines House in order to establish a multicultural museum to be used to address the educational, historical and social needs of the Alliance community. The Alliance Area Preservation Society has made the Haines House an accessible resource for the community that celebrates Alliance History, African-American History, and the Underground Railroad. The Society’s Educational Committee uses the house as a base for research and be an interactive facility for learning.

Castle Crusaders

Glamorgan Castle

Castle Crusaders raise money for the enhancement, preservation and protection of Glamorgan Castle. This unique historic complex consisting of Glamorgan Castle and 20-1/2 acres on which it is located, is the property of the Alliance City School District. Today, Glamorgan Castle serves as the central administration building for the Alliance City School District with all central administrative offices housed within the building. Each year, thousands of visitors tour Glamorgan Castle and continue to admire the beauty and uniqueness envisioned by Col. William Henry Morgan almost a century ago.

Alliance Historical Society

Mabel Hartzell Historical Home

The Alliance Historical Society was founded for the promotion of historical studies of the City of Alliance and its surrounding areas. Members of the Society collect, preserve, and organize historical materials and work with area schools and community organizations to present historical programs. The home of the Alliance Historical Society is the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home. Exhibits of historical materials are supplied by the Society for display at local businesses and public buildings. Members of the Society are also available for talks and slide shows at area clubs and meetings.

Other Sources of Information:

  • Alliance Historical Black History Museum: The museum, located at 222 S Arch Avenue, collects, preserves, educates, and displays objects that promote understanding and inspire appreciation of achievements and contributions made by people of color.
  • Alliance Memory: Sites, sounds, and Recollections from Alliance, Ohio
    Alliance Memory is a joint project of Rodman Public Library, Alliance Historical Society, Haines House, and Castle Crusaders. Over 2,600 historic photos, documents, and audio and video files are available here as a record of the history and heritage of Alliance, Ohio.
  • Alliance Historic Preservation Commission
    Historic Preservation is the process of identifying, protecting, preserving, restoring and maintaining structures, sites, monuments and objects all of which are tangible links to the past and contribute to the unique character of a community. The Alliance Historic Preservation Commission works to preserve the city’s built heritage and promote the revitalization of Alliance through historic preservation.