Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers

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​​Historical Society board meeting in the Lathrop House meeting room.

The Annual Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner will be held at the Strongsville United Methodist Church on the corner of Webster Road and Royalton Road.  The dinner includes chicken, sides, rolls, beverage and dessert.  A great dinner deal at $12 for adults, $6 for 5-10 year olds, under 5 years are free.  Please call the Janet Noss at 440-783-1449 for tickets and reservations.

The Annual Harvest Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Strongsville Historic Village at 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), Live Entertainment, a Food Tent and Farmer’s Market.  Try your skill at Corn Hole or walking the Boy Scouts rope bridge.  All eight buildings will be open for a peek into the past 150 years.  We welcome back our Model Railroaders in the Baldwin House. Bobbie Dorr, resident artist will be there with art for sale and demo of watercolors plus a coloring opportunity for children.  FREE GATE ADMISSION.  Parking unlimited.  All proceeds go to the restoration of the buildings.  Call 440-572-0057 for questions.   

Historical Society board meeting in the Lathrop House meeting room.

Trick or Treat in the Village.  Call Ruth Brickley at 440-572-0535 for reservations.

Political Campaigns of Yesteryears, as seen through an extensive collection of vintage campaign badges and buttons.  Presented by Barbara Shearer and Jan Kappus at the Strongsville Public Library.

Historical Society board meeting in the Lathrop House meeting room.

Holiday Lighting of the Village

Christmas in the Village and Christmas Teas

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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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Scavenger Hunt!

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!


​​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!