Our Mission Statement:

The Alliance Area Preservation Society promotes the preservation and restoration of historic structures in the Carnation City and maintains the Haines House Underground Railroad Museum.


Children’s Christmas Tea at Haines House December 14

Christmas TeaThe Alliance Area Preservation Society will present A Children’s Christmas Tea for young people attending Kindergarten through Third Grade on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Parents and their children can experience lovely traditions of a 19th Century Holiday at the Haines House.

The afternoon will feature cookies and a tea punch with Mr. and Mrs. Ridgeway Haines in their historic home.  Activities will include the telling of an early American Christmas story, place card creation, games, and caroling.

Admission is $5.00 for a parent and up to two children and reservations must be made by December 7 by calling Ann Hendel at 330-821-9211. Checks made out to Alliance Area Preservation Society may be mailed to Ann Hendel, 6725 Mahoning Ave NE, Alliance, OH 44601.

You may download a registration form by clicking here.

Plan to wear your holiday best and join us this Christmas!


2014 Alliance Preservation Awards Announced

Christ United Methodist ChurchWe are pleased to announce the winners of the Alliance Area Preservation Society’s annual Alliance Preservation Awards for 2014. The winner in the residential category is the home of Tracy Brink, owned by her son, Teddy Roepke, at 3285South Union Avenue. The winner of the Public / Commercial Building category is Christ United Methodist Church at 315 East Broadway.

Built in1850, the most outstanding feature of Tracy’s home is the full-length front porch with Doric columns, probably an early 20th century “update” to the original farmhouse built by Amos and Esther Brosius.  A large bank barn, built in 1904 remains along with the summer kitchen, an outhouse and the chimney of a log cabin.

Built in1895, the former First Methodist Episcopal Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed of sandstone and brick in the soaring Victorian Gothic Style, it dominates the downtown skyline with its towers, multiple rooflines and revolving illuminated cross.

Presentation of the Preservation Award plaques is planned for the 2015  AAPS Annual Meeting 


Nov 1– Haines House – Open for Tours – 9 am – Noon
Musician John Whittaker performing
Nov 2– Haines House – Open for Tours – 1 – 3 pm
Nov 24– AAPS Board Meeting – 7 pm
Dec 6 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 9 am – Noon
Dec 7 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 1 – 3 pm
Nov 24– AAPS Board Meeting – 7 pm


The Haines House is located at 186 West Market Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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