Explore Chagrin Falls!

The Chagrin History Center’s summer tours have returned! The Guided Walking Tour will take participants around the Downtown Historic District where they will be told the story of many historic structures. These tours will be Saturdays in June through September. Tickets are $10 for members of the Historical Society, and $15 for non-members; payments can be made online here. Tour goers meet their tour guide at the Bandstand in Triangle Park. Please contact us at 440-247-4695 for more information.  2024 Walking Tour Schedule May 18– 10:00 am … Read More

2024 Chagrin Falls Historic Home & Garden Tour

The Chagrin History Center is proud to present the Historic Chagrin Falls Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10am-5pm. Our Gold Sponsor is Hemlock Landscapes. We have five fabulous homes lined up and a top floor apartment on N. Main St., the historic meeting place of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F). Advanced tickets are $25 and day of the tour are $30. This year, we are offering a ticket + boxed lunch option with … Read More

Chagrin Falls Through the Eyes of Bill Watterson

Program presented by John Bourisseau Join Historian John Bourisseau on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm at Township Hall as he looks at the more humorous side of Chagrin Falls in Bill Watterson’s early work, published in the Chagrin Valley Herald from 1976 to 1979. Bill Watterson is famous for his playful comic Calvin and Hobbes, in syndication from 1985 to 1995, but it is his earlier career that is of particular interest to us. Watterson’s early comics often centered around … Read More

Pioneer Day

Experience life in the pioneer days! Join the Chagrin History Center for Pioneer Day, February 24 from 11:00 to 3:00.  Have you ever wondered what life was like in the 1800s? Want to learn a new crafting skill? This family friendly event gives visitors the opportunity to learn about pioneer life in early Chagrin! We will feature early arts and crafts, such as weaving, spinning, quilting, knitting, butter churning, and live Blacksmith demonstrations! Guests will have the chance to tour … Read More

John Bourisseau “Thank You!” Party and Gift Fund

Please join us at the History Center on Saturday, January 20th from 2-4pm. RSVP to Maggie at [email protected] or 440-247-4695. We will be collecting funds for a gift for John. If you would like to contribute please indicate in the check memo line that is it for John’s gift. Checks can be made payable to Chagrin History Center, PO Box 515, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Or click the donate button below. A letter from John This year will end 14 years … Read More

Spirits Alive! in 2023

UPDATE: as of 10/22/23 all tour time are sold out! If you would still like to see the performances, you can still purchase tickets to see a video recording on Sunday, October 29th at 2pm in our Bo Burr Community Room. Chagrin Falls Historical Society presents: SPIRITS ALIVE! At Evergreen Hill Cemetery Join us for our sixth annual Spirits Alive! Evergreen Hill Cemetery tour. You will be guided to seven graves and meet with spirits in the cemetery who will … Read More

Virtual Gift Basket Raffle! 2023 Gala, Meet Me At the Fair!

Support your local history museum and win amazing prizes from our Gift Basket Raffle! This gift basket raffle is part of our Meet Me At the Fair! Gala on Saturday, August 19, 2023. We wanted to give our guests the opportunity to see the baskets before the event and also allow others who can’t make it to the event to buy raffle tickets! Tickets are sold in groups of six for $20. If you do not want to buy online and … Read More

Summer Tours! The Guided Walking Tour and Police Car Tour are back for the season.

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

Holiday Open House!

Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum at our annual Holiday Open House, December 11th 1-5pm. Enjoy refreshments, holiday cheer, and Christmas music! This is a family friendly event; kids are invited to decorate the Christmas tree in our Bo Burr Community Room. In the spirit of the holidays, we will be collecting donations to the Chagrin Valley Little Theater which was hit so hard during the pandemic. When you donate you will be entered into a raffle for … Read More