Ohio Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans' Home
Ohio Veterans' Childrens' Home
Association of Ex-Pupils


In the early 1920’s,

The Association of Ex-Pupils (AXP) raised the money needed to build a library. 

The new Memorial Library was formally dedicated in July, 1925. 

The plaques on each side of the entrance to the Museum state:
This memorial erected by the Ex-Pupils of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home
Dedicated to the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic Founders of this Home
On April 5, 1964, the building was designated as the Hobby Center

by the American Legion Auxiliary (Department of Ohio).​


On Aug 3, 1979, The Board of Trustees designated this building as the

AXP Museum, in order to perpetuate the memory and tradition of the

Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home/ Ohio Veterans Children’s Home.  

This museum stands as a symbol of the diligent and tireless efforts of 24 individuals

on the Museum Committee, chaired by Alfred “Abie” Reynolds.
The AXP continues to operate the museum on the grounds of the former

Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home/ Ohio Veterans Children’s Home. 

The building is leased by the AXP from Athletes in Action.


HISTORY OF

THE OHIO SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ORPHANS HOME/

OHIO VETERANS CHILDREN’S HOME/

ASSOCIATION OF EX-PUPILS

(OSSO/OVCH/AXP) MUSEUM