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Historic Village is Closed
To comply with Governor DeWine's COVID-19 pandemic orders, the historic village will remain closed until July, unless or until directives change that would allow the village to open sooner for certain activities. We will continue to provide updates on our website as more information becomes available.
Annual Fashion Show is Cancelled
The Strongsville Historical Society Fashion Show and Luncheon, which was originally scheduled for March 14 and rescheduled for May 16, has been cancelled. This decision was made as it becomes apparent that we will be impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic for the foreseeable future. The decision was made as we, together with the Pomeroy House and staff, realize that it will be quite some time before 200 plus people will be able to congregate together in a restaurant setting for this event.
This luncheon has been the Historical Society’s major fund raiser for many years - raising much needed money to keep the buildings on our property, plus the property itself - in good shape and running smoothly. Utilities, which are critical to the upkeep of the Village, are included in these funds. We survive solely on donations and critical fund raising monies.
We are asking that you please consider donating the ticket price of $40 to the Society. Your donation can be used as a tax write off, as we are designated as a 501c3 entity. This donation will allow us to continue operating and hopefully open up for public enjoyment when it becomes safe to do so.
We will be holding the raffle, originally planned to take place at the luncheon, on August 24 at the Historical Village. Details will follow on our website. Some people have already purchased raffle tickets. We have donations of some lovely items, as well as gift cards for goods and services. We are postponing the raffle until August in the hope that by then the salons and restaurants will be open, operating, and able to honor their gift donation.
As a token of our sincere appreciation, we will add 10 tickets into the raffle for each person who has made their ticket a donation to the Society. We realize many of you would have purchased tickets at the luncheon, and would like to give you the chance to win a prize. If you win a raffle item, you will be contacted and we will make sure you receive your prize. If you, or anyone you know would like to purchase additional raffle tickets, please contact Gina at email@example.com or phone 216-403-9226 and leave a message.
Thank you so much for working with us to handle the situation in which we find ourselves. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to returning to normal with another wonderful Luncheon and Fashion show planned for March 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pam Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 440-773-6605 and leave a message.
Gina Cathcart and Pam Hughes, co-chairs
Ruth Brickley, President
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 email@example.com
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The Strongsville Historical Society was consulted by the Cleveland Metroparks on a dam removal project in Bonnie Park. This project will include the installation of interpretive signs that will include historical information about the dam and surrounding area that was provided from the society archives. Construction will begin on April 13 and will be complete in December 2020. Click here for more information about the project.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-572- 0535.
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!
Strongsville Historical Society
May through September
Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located at 13305 Pearl Road, entrance on Zverina Rd.
For more information call (440) 572-0057
TOURS: $5 adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children 6 to 12 years
Special arrangements can be made for guided tours with special group rates. Visit the Olds General Store (which is open during society hours) for a fine selection of gifts such as: pottery, commemorative plaques, prints, mugs, note cards, Amish apple butter, old time candy and games, custom designed Strongsville afghans, the Strongsville History Book, and much much more!
PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING THE HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE AND TRADITIONS OF THE STRONGSVILLE AREA
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.
Thank you Pack 157 for a clean-up day to help us prepare for our 2019 Harvest Festival!