The Museum building itself is a historical treasure listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building was funded and built by four members of the 103rd: George Ellsasser, Co. G; George B. Ford, Co. D, Andrew Dillon, Co. D; and Jacob Nodine, Co. C. After the building was completed, it was named "Elfordilno" in honor of these men. It was used by veterans of the 103rd as a barracks during the annual reunions. In the 1970’s the structure was completely restored and became the permanent home for the Museum and its artifacts. The Museum is open to the public during the spring and fall pancake breakfasts and one Sunday a month during the summer. Please see the Events page for more details. Private appointments are also available. To make inquiries, arrange a tour, or schedule an educational program, please contact us:
The 103rd recently partnered with the Ohio Department of Veteran Services to create a video about Levi T. Scofield, who was a captain in the 103rd Regiment. We contributed some of the photos and information that was used in the video. The Ohio Dept. of Veteran Services creates videos honoring different Ohio veterans and posts them to their website throughout the year. It is very well done, and it is very rewarding to have one of our 103rd veterans featured. The video is approximately three minutes long.
In 2018, the 103rd O.V.I Memorial Foundation Scholarship was created to honor and celebrate a graduating senior from Sheffield Lake’s Brookside High School who has made the decision to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. One $500 scholarship is awarded each spring to a graduate who has been accepted into any military college, institute, or academy; basic training for active duty service; ROTC; the Reserves; or the National Guard.
Four pancake breakfasts are held each year (two in the spring, and two in the fall) to support the activities of the 103rd O.V.I Memorial Foundation as well as raise money for the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. All are welcome to attend! Please see the Events page for more details.
The 103rd Library, Bookshelf Built By Member
Bullets and Musket Balls Brought Back From War
View Of Display Cases
Cannon Balls From The Civil War
The 103rd O.V.I. Marching Drum
Detail of 103rd O.V.I. Drum
103rd O.V.I. Marching Flute
Veterans Eye Glasses From The Civil War
Personal Affects Of 103rd O.V.I. Soldiers
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