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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 email@example.com
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11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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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!
PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING THE HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE AND TRADITIONS OF THE STRONGSVILLE AREA
Strongsville Historical Society
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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!
The Annual Harvest Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Strongsville Historic Village 13305 Pearl Road will have displays and demonstrators with a focus on celebrating Strongsville's history and commemorate WWII. Click here to see a map of the activities! Come see basket weaving, candle making, rug hooking, art show, antiques, Farmer's Market food, children's petting zoo, blacksmith and more. Children's crafts and face painting will take place from 1-4 pm on both days. On Saturday, Strongsville Dance will perform at 2:00 pm and the VFW will give a talk on WWII at 3:00 pm. FREE GATE ADMISSION. Parking unlimited. All proceeds go to the restoration of the buildings. Call 440-572-0057 for questions.
World War II Through Their Eyes - join us at the Strongsville Public Library as we continue our series of programs in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and welcome World War II veteran John Simanella and Strongsville Historical Society member Sylvia Pakish as they recount their personal stories from the second World War. Mr. Simanella is a member of our local VFW Post 3345 and flew over 30 missions as a gunner on a B-24 bomber, and Mrs. Pakish was a civilian living in England with her family when the Germans bombed their village.
Trick or Treat in the Village - this event is for Preschool through Kindergarten students and their families. Admission is $1 per person or one non-perishable food item per person. All money and food collected is donated to the Strongsville Food Bank. Registration is required. For reservations contact Ruth Brickley at 440-572-0535.
Holiday Lighting - as part of the lighting ceremony on the Commons, the village will be open and decorated for the holidays.
Christmas Teas at the Lathrop House - enjoy tea, desserts, and socializing with friends. Contact Debbie Miller at 440-572-4967 for reservations beginning October 1.
Christmas in the Village - more information coming soon
Annual Soup Supper at Ehrnfelt Recreation Center
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!