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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Was your home built more than 50 years ago?  Does it need some TLC?  Did you know there is a Heritage Home Program in Cuyahoga County where you can apply for low interest rate home improvement loans for as low as 2%?  Call (216) 426-3116 or email to ask for more information.  Click here to see their brochure or click here to see guidance they provide on hiring contractors!

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Are you looking for resources that have historical information or for other historical organizations?  Click here to go to a page with helpful history-related links.

     For a number of years now, the Historic Village has become a great location for local Boy Scouts pursuing their Eagle Scout rank to identify a project to complete on our grounds.  The most recent example is the completion of a wonderful patio that will be the new home for one of our picnic tables.  Ben Kish is a Strongsville High School student and a member of Boy Scout Troop 221 in Parma.  Thank you Ben for a job well done!

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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!

Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm
Strongsville Branch Library
18700 Westwood Dr, Strongsville, OH 44136
“Strongsville Military Exhibit”- Presented by David Maloney, co-curator of Strongsville Historical Society’s new military exhibit

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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     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.​

April through October

Walk-in tours will be available every Wednesday starting April 17th plus the 3rd Saturday each month starting in May.  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 Marty at (440) 409-5925 or fill out a Contact Us form on this site.

Located at 13305 Pearl Road, entrance on Zverina Rd.

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.