Giving Tuesday- November 29, 2022
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The impact of your gift, no matter the size, matters. We have much to celebrate! We have been blessed by your generosity this year through donations and volunteer time. We would not be where we are today without all of your efforts. Together we can do even more in 2023. Your year-end gift and new membership will make a difference. Thank you from our Board of Trustees,John Bourisseau, President; Ralph Razinger, Vice President; Carolyn Sihler, Treasurer; Bob Norwick, Secretary; Marnie … Read More

The Gathering
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Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum presents The Gathering– the 45th Anniversary! Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum as we commemorate the 45th Anniversary of The Gathering, the 1977 holiday classic which was filmed in Chagrin Falls starred Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton. This made-for-tv movie was about a dying executive who arranges a final Christmas reunion with his estranged wife and adult children. On Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30pm, join us in our Bo Burr Community Room … Read More

Holiday Open House
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Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum at our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd from 2-4pm in our Bo Burr Community Room. Enjoy refreshments, holiday cheer, and music! If you are a member, we ask that you bring a plate of cookies to share! This is a family friendly event with a holiday craft table for children. Guests can also tour the museum and see our new exhibit “The Joy of Toys: 1890 and beyond” which … Read More

Annual Members Only Meeting!
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Attention members of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society! Join us for our annual Members Only Meeting & Potluck on Monday, October 10th from 5-7pm at the Federated Church Fellowship Hall. This will be a time to socialize with members and staff, but more importantly vote on new Board members. We will also give an update on all of the projects coming up for the next year. Below is the 2023 Slate of new Trustees which was in your newsletter last … Read More

Spirits Alive! in 2022
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Join us for our fifth annual Spirits Alive! Evergreen Hill Cemetery tour on October 15th & 16th. You will be guided to five graves and meet six spirits in the cemetery who will tell you their story. While this is an annual event, the spirits who come out to talk to you are different each year. This year you will hear stories from well-known Chagrin residents: Dr. George Cameron; Miriam Stem (with a special guest); a 1920 murder victim; and … Read More

100+ Years History of the Chagrin Falls Library
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The Chagrin Falls Library in collaboration with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum will give a joint presentation about the long and storied history of the Chagrin Falls Library. Learn about the different locations, services, and programs that were offered in this unique community where many local groups supported it along the way. Come hear some great stories and maybe share one of your own! You can register online at www.cuyahogalibrary.org This is the in person event to be … Read More

Saving Henry Church Rock
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A little more than a year ago, some descendants of the Church family, along with a few other individuals including Ruth and John, formed a committee to try and stabilize/restore the iconic folk sculpture created in 1885 by Henry Church, Jr. and previously known as a Squaw Rock. The sculpture has been vandalized over the years and exhibits general deterioration due to weathering and lichen growth, and the general neglect of the Cleveland Metroparks. We received the proper permits from … Read More

In Memory of Nancy Martt
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In loving memory of Nancy Martt who was a talented local artist, one of the founders of the Valley Art Center and also a supporter of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum. We have many Nancy Martt pieces in our art collection. We will do a pop-up exhibit of Nancy’s work in our Bo Burr Community Room starting later this week. Stay tuned for more info.

Nacho Average Gala
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Last year, our BBQ bash was such a hit, it felt like the perfect family reunion, a best friend get together, or a neighborhood block party! So we decided to invite everyone back this year for tacos and more! Join us on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 5:30-8pm for our Nacho Average Gala! The event will feature a gift basket raffle, live entertainment, Barrio Food Truck, and family friendly games. The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum plays a vital … Read More

4th of July Community Celebration
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum presents the Chagrin Falls Community 4th of July Celebration! In partnership with Safe Routes Chagrin and the D.A.R. please join us beginning at 8:30am for a fun and family friendly day of events in Triangle Park! During the events in Triangle Park, make sure to stop by the tables from our community partners: DAR, Wreaths Across America! Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 4, 20228:30am Registration begins for Pet Parade & Bike Parade9:00am … Read More

Summer Tours! The Guided Walking Tour and Police Car Tour are back for the season.
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Explore Chagrin Falls this summer! Walking TourJoin our tour guide and learn more about the historic structures in the West Side Historic District and Downtown Historic District. Tickets are $5 for members of the Historical Society, and $10 for non-members; payments can be made with cash or check the day of the tour. Tour goers can meet their tour guide at the Bandstand in Triangle Park. Please contact us at 440-247-4695 for more information. Sat., June 11th – 10:00am – … Read More

Back in the Classrooms!
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The Historical Society has a wonderful relationship with Chagrin Falls Schools. We have been able to teach lessons within the classroom and host field trips to the museum. During the 2020/2021 school year, John and Ruth were able to teach the high school U.S. history and Government classes via Zoom. For the 2021/2022 school year, we have been able to go back into the classrooms! In December 2021, Ruth and volunteer Jaclyn Drum taught Chagrin history to the kindergarten classes … Read More

Zo Sykora
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Zo joined the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum in 2000. She helped research material for Chagrin Falls: An Ohio Village History by Laura Gorretta. She served as Program Chair for two years, chaired the Technology Committee, and served on the Publications Committee. Since 2006, Zo has been the Photo Archivist and along with other volunteers has digitalized and catalogued over 14,000 photographs. Zo has a degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University and has worked as a social science … Read More

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