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​Strongsville Historical Society is hosting the 10th annual Trick or Treat in the Strongsville Historic Village for preschool through kindergarten.  Admission is one non-perishable food item or $1 per person donated to the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank.  Children must be accompanied by adults.  The “Villagers” will be in costumes appropriate for the “wee” ones.  They will be handing out treats (some candy-some prizes) to the costumed guests.  There will be games and refreshments.  This is an opportunity for the younger children to have a safe Halloween in the daytime.  Reservations are a MUST by October 17, 2017.  Please call 440-572-0535 for reservations and questions.

Political Campaigns of Yesteryears, as seen through an extensive collection of vintage campaign badges and buttons.  Presented by Barbara Shearer and Jan Kappus at the Strongsville Public Library.

Historical Society board meeting in the Lathrop House meeting room.

Holiday Lighting of the Village

Christmas in the Village and Christmas Teas.  Christmas Teas are December 1st and 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Lathrop House meeting room.  Tickets are $25 each.  Tickets are available from Debbie Miller at 440-572-4967

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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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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.

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!