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.​

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​​Soup Supper - This annual fundraising event will again be held at the Ehrnfelt Recreation and Event Center for the Historical Society where you can sample over 20 soups and eat until the crock pots are empty.  A variety of breads and pies for dessert are also included.  Reservations are required.  Make checks payable to the Strongsville Historical Society.  Attach a note indicating your name, phone number, and the number of tickets requested.  You can mail your reservation to:  Strongsville Historical Society, 13305 Pearl Rd, Strongsville Ohio 44136.  Deadline to purchase tickets is January 18th, only a few tickets will be available at the door.  


General Meeting - Founder's Day, at Old Town Hall.  "Roughing it: when Strongsville was a frontier town" by Valerie Mattingly


Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at Don's Pomeroy House - Fashions will be presented by Chico’s at Southpark.  Doors will open at 11:30 am, the luncheon and fashion show will begin at 12 noon.  There will be an extensive raffle featuring items and gift certificates from local restaurants, stores, and salons.  Tickets for the event are $40, raffle tickets are $1 each.  For information , reservations, and tickets contact Pam Hughes 440-773-6605 or Gina Cathcart 216-403-9226.  All funds raised at the luncheon will be used towards general maintenance and restoration projects at the Historical 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 honest_ron@ameritech.net 

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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 rrbrick@aol.com 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!