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Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers

May through August

Walk-in tours will be available every Wednesday and the 3rd Saturday each month.  Two check-in times:  10:00 am and noon.  Maximum 6 guests per tour.  No reservations needed.

Group tours available by reservation, on days other than walk-in tour dates.  Call Valerie at (330) 952-1095.

Located at 13305 Pearl Road, entrance on Zverina Rd.  For more information call (440) 572-0057

TOURS:  $5 adults, $3 Children 6 to 10 years old, 5 and under FREE.  Cash only.

The General Store will be open for shopping at the beginning and briefly after the tour.

​​Veteran's Day Open House

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Ebenezer Pomeroy House in the Historic Village

Join us for the opening of our new military exhibit!  This is a free event, refreshments will be served, and all buildings in the historic village will be open to visit.

Holiday Lighting Open House
Sunday, November 19, 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Historic Village

While the city celebrates the start of the holiday season with a lighting ceremony on the Commons, the Historical Society opens up the Historical Village so you can enjoy our holiday decorations inside each building, and outside throughout our historic village!  This is a free event, refreshments will be served, and all buildings in the historic village will be open.

Strongsville Historical Society Christmas Teas                      

December 2 & 3, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tea is being served featuring Old Favorite Recipes in the beautifully restored Lathrop House in the Strongsville Historic Village, 13305 Pearl Road (just North of Rte. 82).  Enjoy Tantalizing Teas, Sumptuous Sandwiches, Designer Desserts, Boutique Baskets and Engaging Entertainment to complete this year’s Holiday Theme.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Peruse the Historic Village that is all decked out in vintage Christmas décor.  Parking is free.  Call (440) 572-4967 for reservations.

Christmas in the Village

December 2, 3, 9, 10 - 1:00 to 5:00 pm

​It’s the time of year when the Strongsville Historic Village puts on its holiday best and invites one and all to visit the many different historic buildings. Visit with Santa in the Chapman House, take a special picture in front of the tree in the Lathrop House, shop in the General Store, and step back in time in the Log Cabin.  Free admission to all of the buildings in the Village!

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

December 9 and 10 - 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Join the Girl Scouts at the Historic Village to make gingerbread houses!  This long-standing tradition is open to all for a $1 charge.

The Olds General Store and gift shop is available by appointment, please call 440-879-1092 for details.  This is the only place where you can buy Strongsville pottery.  Choose from a wide selection at many price points - mugs, soup bowls, flower pots, vases, small plates, quart jars, and more!

All proceeds go towards maintenance of the historic village.

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     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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Cub Scout Pack 157

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Click on the About Us menu item above, and you will find all of the information you need to become a member of the Strongsville Historical Society.  Join today, we would love to have you!

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 Scott Maloney, President, at or 440-476-3104.

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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!


     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.​