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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.

Motel Madness and More: Mid Century Modern Architecture in Strongsville
Presented by Jamie Miles, SHS Vice President and Historian
Tuesday, August 22nd
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Strongsville Branch Library
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Today there is a renewed interest in Postwar and Mid-Century Modern architecture, both commercial and residential. These structures tell a unique story of important development trends, both in their distinctive architectural styles and in the emergence of modern subdivisions to meet explosive housing demands. This program will explore some of Strongsville's most recognizable mid-century modern and more recently historic buildings of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, placing them in historic context and examine their character defining features.

Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County: Strongsville Edition
With author William G. Krejci
Tuesday, October 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Strongsville Branch Library
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

A presentation on the lost cemeteries of Cuyahoga County co-sponsored by the Strongsville Historical Society and the Friends of Strongsville Branch Library.
The dead do not always rest in peace. Occasionally, they wind up in the backyard. As towns grew in Cuyahoga County during the late 1800s, many of its cemeteries were relocated to make room for urban sprawl. But not all of these graves made the journey.

Registration is requested. Register online at or by phone at (440) 238-5530

The annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a free event with no gate admission!

  • Live entertainment throughout the day
  • Demonstrators for chair caning, rug hooking, hand quilting
  • Library story times to read books to children
  • Rope bridge for kids to walk across
  • Balloon art by Danimal Clown Entertainment at 2:30

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.​