Dexter Poster

Chagrin artist and blacksmith Henry Church Jr. created a sculpture of his pet Greyhound Dexter. The sculpture is made from cast iron, weighs about 400 lbs., and can be seen in the CHFS museum.  Our 18 x 24 inch poster is printed from a photo by Terry Taggart. $25.00

If Chagrin Could Sing

This delightful CD is a collection of original songs and lyrics written by Tom Luckay and Marge Adler.   Some of the titles include: Blossom Time A Hardware Kind of Guy Pumpkin Roll Hill The Popcorn Shop and many more.  Marge Adler’s arrangements and Tom’s Lyrics will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. $10.00

Curator’s Corner

Christmas in the Kitchen by Pat Zalba – Volunteer Curator             Chagrin was a milltown in its early years (1833 into the early 20th century) There were mills located along the river, from Whitesburg, through town, and around the river bend by River Run Park on Solon Road. The Kitchen display represents a Village millworker’s family Christmas celebration. It is decorated with mostly homemade items, and includes a reproduction feather tree with cookies, cakes, popcorn and … Read More

Drawings of Max Barnard

by Serapio R. Zalba, ed. and Ronald M. Humphrey, graphics ed. This delightful book contains over 120 pen & ink caricatures of the people who were part of Chagrin Falls life at the turn of the 20th century.  What is fascinating is that Max created these drawings from memory when he was 60-70 years old.  Each caricature tells a nuanced story about the subject.  A fascinating trip through the history of Chagrin Falls. $5.00

The History of the Ober Manufacturing Company

by Don Barriball An illustrated history about the largest manufacturing business in Chagrin Falls, which made Chagrin’s famous sad irons, lathes, iron banks, and wooden handles which were sold around the world.  George Ober designed and produced a duplicating lathe that was sold around the world. The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum is located in the home originally built by George Ober in 1874. $20.00

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