Strongsville Historical Society
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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WORLD WAR II: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT
In honor and remembrance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Strongsville Historical Society, in partnership with the Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, presents a program about World War II and what life was like on the home front during the war. The presentation, which will include a slide show and artifacts, will be held at the Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 18700 Westwood Drive.
Guests are invited to bring artifacts that they would like to display and share with those in attendance. Light refreshments will be provided at this free event. All are welcome!
Tour season opens for the Historical Village - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
VINTAGE WEDDING SHOW AND DESSERT
This event will be held at the Strongsville United Methodist Church on Royalton Rd in Strongsville. Vintage wedding gowns owned by the Historical Society will be on display. The program will be presented by VIVA, in conjunction with the Cleveland History Center, previously known as the Western Reserve Historical Society. Models will display vintage wedding dresses accompanied by a commentary of what was going on in the world at the time each garment was worn. This event will sell out quickly, so make your reservations now. The cost is $35 per person with the proceeds supporting the efforts of the Strongsville Historical Society. Call for tickets at 440-572-0535.
Historical Village Yard Sale
June 20 and 21
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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1:00 to 4:00 pm
9-4 Thurs, 9-2 Fri
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.
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!