Milan is extremely fortunate to have an outstanding public school system available to its younger residents in the Edison Local Schools.

The school system combined with the Edison Local School system in the late 1960's at which time a new high school was constructed on SR 113 halfway between the two villages.

View more information on Edison Local Schools.

The Birthplace of Thomas Edison Museum Milan, Ohio

Milan is home to the Edison Birthplace Museum, located in the residence Time-Life's Man of the Millennium was born and lived in during the early years of his life. The Birthplace each year continues to draw visitors from across the globe. View the Museum's website, Click Here.

Milan Historical Museum

The Milan Historical Museum comprises a seven building campus located just steps from the birthplace of America’s greatest inventor, Thomas A. Edison. The Museum offers a family-centered day exploring the past through engaging exhibits and hands-on activities. View more information and upcoming events at the Milan Historical Museum's website, Click Here.

Milan-Berlin Township Public Library

A beautiful Carnegie building houses the Milan-Berlin Township Public Library at 19 E. Church Street. The Public Library provides full services to area residents with a host of programs throughout the year for patrons of all ages. View the Library's website, Click Here.

Annual Milan Melon Festival

The annual Milan Melon Festival is held each year on Labor Day weekend. The Festival is organized and operated as a 501c3 non-profit organization directed by a committee of tireless volunteers. This annual event has drawn crowds in excess of 50,000 people to our small Village for more than 50 consecutive years. One of many highlights includes the parade on Sunday afternoon. Please join the residents and visitors in enjoying a classic small town American tradition each year in early September.

Village Of Milan Chamber of Commerce

The goal of the Milan Chamber of Commerce is to provide projects and programs, which benefit the business community and enhance the unique quality of life in Milan.  As part of this historic community for more than 40 years, the Milan Chamber of Commerce has grown to be a strong, progressive, volunteer organization of over 140 business members.

Other annual events sponsored by the Milan Chamber of Commerce include the following:

Cruisin' On The Square - May through September come and see classic cars adorn the Public Square every Tuesday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.  The event is very popular for the attendees, business owners and  the public.  For more on this event, go to the Cruise Milan website Click Here.

Mid-Summers Antique Festival - takes place the second Sunday of July from 8-4 pm on the Village Square.  For additional information, please contact Pam Crosby at 419-499-4001.

Contact a Member of the Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Secretary-Ann Basilone-Jones

Milan Museum
10 Edison Drive
Milan, OH 44846

phone: 419-499-4001

Chamber Treasurer
Pepper Richardson

P.O. Box 544
Milan, OH 44846

phone: 419-499-4001 (cell phone)


The Rotary Club of Milan is a service organization that acts globally and locally. We are part of Rotary International, a world wide entity with an excellent reputation for positive change in the world.

Membership in Rotary provides a close connection to the community, professional networking, learning about new ideas and activities, and an opportunity to participate in service projects, both locally and international.

We meet on Tuesdays at noon at the Presbyterian Church in Milan, and meetings with lunch, are complete at 1 P.M.. Usually once a month is a business meeting, and the other meetings involve a speaker, on a wide variety of topics coordinated by our members representing many facets of our community.


Our local club has many projects, including:

  •      Golden Apple teacher recognition awards and teacher grants
  •      Community Halloween party
  •      Sponsoring INTERACT club at Edison High School
  •      Constitutional Awareness Essay Contest
  •      Milan Community Memorial Day Chicken BBQ
  •      Annual scholarship for an Edison High School graduate
  •      Supporting Firelands Academic Challenge, Newborn Immunizations, Buckeye Girls State Sponsorship, Youth Soccer, Christmas Tree displays

Internationally, Rotary works in 6 areas of focus:

  •      Promoting peace
  •      Fighting disease
  •      Saving mothers and children
  •      Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
  •      Supporting education and literacy
  •      Growing local economies

The End Polio Now campaign is a major emphasis of Rotary international.


For more information, please visit our website:, our Facebook page or call Don Gfell at 419-499-3093

Village of Milan