​Christmas Teas at the Lathrop House - Enjoy tea in the beautifully restored Lathrop House in the Strongsville Historic Village.  Enjoy tantalizing teas, sumptuous sandwiches, designer desserts, boutique baskets and engaging entertainment completing this year’s holiday theme.  While you’re here, peruse the Historic Village that is decked out in vintage Christmas décor.  Parking is free.  This event will sell out quickly, so make your reservations NOW.  Tickets cost $25 each with the proceeds supporting the efforts of the Strongsville Historical Society.  Call Debbie for reservations and tickets at 440-572-4967.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet visitors each day.  Mrs. Claus will have a little treat for our youngest visitors and Santa will have candy canes for all.  Most of the buildings and the grounds will be open each day where you can enjoy decorations in the style that covers the 150 years the Village represents.

Looking for some holiday crafting fun?  On December 14 & 15, our local Girl Scouts will be hosting gingerbread building in the great room of the Lathrop House.  Donations of $1 or more will be collected and given to the Historical Society for building maintenance.

While you’re here, visit the Olds General Store where Merchant Marty will be open with gifts for all ages.  Remember, the Olds General Store is your local connection for Strongsville-themed goods.  Parking is free. 

This is a free event but donations are delightfully welcome.

Annual Soup Supper at Ehrnfelt Recreation Center

​December 7, 8


7, 8, 13, 14

​January 28

     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 honest_ron@ameritech.net 

Strongsville Cub Scout Pack 157

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2019 Harvest Festival

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 rrbrick@aol.com or 440-572- 0535.

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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!

May through September

Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located at 13305 Pearl Road, entrance on Zverina Rd.
For more information call (440) 572-0057

TOURS:  $5 adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children 6 to 12 years

Special arrangements can be made for guided tours with special group rates.  Visit the Olds General Store (which is open during society hours) for a fine selection of gifts such  as: pottery, commemorative plaques, prints, mugs, note cards, Amish apple  butter, old time candy and games,  custom designed Strongsville afghans, the Strongsville History Book, and much much more!

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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.​

Thank you Pack 157 for a clean-up day to help us prepare for our 2019 Harvest Festival!  

Are You Handy?

Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers


2:00 to 4:00 pm

2:00 to 5:00 pm

6:00 pm