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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Cub Scout Pack 157

​​I Remember When: recollections of Strongsville as a small farm town, a 'fireside chat' by Jim Jerome at the Strongsville Public Library at 7:00 pm

"Guide to Researching Your Home"  Are you interested in learning how to research the history of your home and neighborhood?  Jamie Miles (Preservation Programs Associated with the Cleveland Restoration Society) will discuss how to use the variety of resources available to you to trace your property's chain of ownership, learn about its builder or architect, find out how your neighborhood developed over time, or educate yourself on your home's historic style and architecture.  Dig in and get started on your research!  Strongsville Public Library 7:00 pm.

​Harvest Festival - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Strongsville Historic Village

Old Fashioned Trick-or-Treat for Preschool through Kindergarten children - 2:00 to 3:30 at the Strongsville Historic Village

​Holiday Lighting Open House

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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 or 440-572- 0535.

   On September 12th, Jacob Cook led his Eagle project for Boy Scout Troop 226 to restore the ticket booth at the Strongsville Historical Village. The weather was beautiful and there was tremendous teamwork among scouts and adults to accomplish a wonderful transformation for the small building in only a single day!

If you have a son who might be interested in joining Boy Scouts, Troop 226 meets at the Strongsville United Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm during the school year.  Feel free to stop by and learn more.  Boys can join the troop starting in 6th grade, or they can cross over from Cub Scout Webelos in February of their 5th grade year into Boy Scouts.  Click here to learn more about Troop 226​

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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!

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2020 Ticket Booth Restoration

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May through August, 2022

Walk-in tours will be available the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday each month.  Two check-in times:  10:00 am and noon.  Maximum 6 guests per tour.  No reservations needed.  Mask policy will depend on circumstances.

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.


Are You Handy?

     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 

     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.​

Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers