The Indian Museum of Lake County, Ohio was established by the Lake County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio (ASO) in 1980. It is chartered by the State of Ohio as a non-profit corporation under IRS 501(c)(3).
The objectives of the Indian Museum and the Lake County Chapter of the ASO are to discover, collect and preserve archeaological sites and material related to the history and antiquities of Native Americans of Lake County, the State of Ohio and the North American Continent; to maintain and museum and library; to extend knowledge through the above means and by educational meetings, publications and other proper means.
Many interested residents of Northeastern Ohio have donated artifacts and crafts. Fourteen volunteers help keep the museum open seven days a week except for major holidays.
The Indian Museum is funded entirely through memberships and donations by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, corporations and foundations. The museum receives no county, state or federal funding.