The Gathering

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back in the Classrooms!

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

New Exhibit! “Finishing Touches: The Story of Wardrobe Accessories

Hats, jewelry, and purses, oh my! The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum’s new exhibit “Finishing Touches: The Story of Wardrobe Accessories” opens March 19th and will run through June 18th (Now Extended through September 3rd). Come wander through our stylish exhibit where we’ll take you back in time to a world filled to the brim with men, women, and children’s unique adornments and fabulous frills. Admission to the museum is free and we are open Thursday 2-7, and Friday-Saturday … Read More

Ohio History Fund Grant awarded to Chagrin Falls Historical Society!

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that we have received a $3,700 grant from the Ohio History Connection which will allow us to digitize years 1894 through 1903 of The Exponent. We previously received this grant to digitize years 1874 through 1893. The Exponent, was the sole newspaper for Chagrin Falls and surrounding communities in eastern Cuyahoga, western Geauga, and northern Portage Counties from 1874–1899. This grant will make The Exponent widely available to researchers … Read More

Make a Charitable IRA Rollover to us!

Are you taking a required minimum distribution from your IRA this year? If you are age 70 ½ you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum and reduce your taxes. Benefits of a QCD:• Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum• Satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year• Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions … Read More

Giving Tuesday- November 30, 2021

Your gift will make a meaningful difference. While 2021 was another challenging pandemic year, we have much to celebrate. We have been blessed by your generosity this year through donations and volunteer time! We would not be the small, but mighty organization we are today without all of your efforts. Together we can do even more in 2022. Your year-end gift and membership will make a difference. The Chagrin Falls Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by donations, grants, … Read More

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