You may not know that the Historical Village has had a well hidden gem in the basement of the Baldwin house for many, many years.  This is the home of the Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers!  This club of model railroad enthusiasts has built an unbelievable HO scale train layout that spans almost the entire basement of the building. 

     This display is formally open to the public in September each year as part of the Annual Harvest Festival, but club members meet almost every Saturday morning to run their trains or to work on their latest project.  The layout is always evolving.  They love to talk about their hobby with other model railroad enthusiasts, so take the time to stop by some Saturday morning and check out their creation!  The entrance to the basement is through bulk head doors on the Northeast corner of the building.  If you see those doors up and in the open position, you can walk down the stairs and knock on the door. 

Ron Spiga is the club president and you can reach him at 

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Strongsville Cub Scout Pack 157

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Scavenger Hunt!

The Strongsville Historical Society is looking for a volunteer to handle building maintenance. The individual should have some skills and experience with basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance. In addition, it would help to have contacts with local contractors who can provide more complex repairs. 

If you have additional questions or have an interest, please contact Ruth Brickley, President, at or 440-572- 0535.

The Historical Society won first place in the parade float contest in the 2018 Strongsville Homecoming Days parade!  Way to go!  Please send us a picture of the float in the parade if you have one, we'd love to put it on our site!

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​​10 points of interest have been marked by QR codes around the Historical Village.  Download a free QR scanner on your smartphone or find them using this paper.  See if you can find them all!

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​Strongsville Historical Society potluck at the Lathrop House in the historical village at 13305 Pearl Rd, Strongsville.  Bring a dish to share, hear a brief update on things happening with the society, followed by the opportunity to socialize and catch up with friends.

The Annual Harvest Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Strongsville Historic Village 13305 Pearl Road will celebrate the following activities:  Cow Pie Lottery, Classic Car Display and parade, Farm Animals, Old-Time Craft demos, Children’s Hand-On Crafts 1-4pm, Quilt Raffle, Entertainment, Food Tent and Farmer’s Market.  Try your skill at Corn Hole.  All eight buildings will be open for peeks into the past 150 years.    FREE GATE ADMISSION.  Parking unlimited.  All proceeds go to the restoration of the buildings.  Call 440-572-0057 for questions.  Also visit us on Facebook.

Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers

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     As a way to connect with the youth in our community and to connect future generations with the history of Strongsville, the Strongsville Historical Society has become the sponsor for Cub Scout Pack 157!  Our organization is looking forward to working with these scouts and their families and providing opportunities for them to get involved with community service by helping out with various projects and activities at the historical village throughout each year.

If you would like to connect with Pack 157 and learn more about them, click here to visit their Facebook page.​