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
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
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
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
Unveiling the Unseen: Chagrin’s Hidden Attic on Display
Check out our latest exhibit in the rotating exhibit gallery at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum. “Unveiling the Unseen” shows you the hidden treasures from the basement of the museum. Many of these items have rarely, if ever, been on display due to their size or fragility. This exhibit will run from October 23, 2021, through January 29, 2022. Admission to the museum is free but donations are appreciated. During this exhibit you will see a few “Help … Read More
In Memory of Don Barriball
Here is a link to Don’s obituary During our staff meeting on Tuesday while we were celebrating Kerry’s first day at work, we spent a lot time talking about Don. We shared memories of this amazing man who always had stories about growing up in Chagrin Falls. He knew everything. He was sweet, funny, and so smart! We are so grateful for everything he contributed to the Historical Society through his research, stories, and his presence in our building was … Read More
Spirits Alive 2021!
UPDATE: The 5pm tours are SOLD OUT! Chagrin Falls Historical Society presents: SPIRITS ALIVE! At Evergreen Hill Cemetery Join us for our fourth annual Spirits Alive! Evergreen Hill Cemetery tour. You will be guided to seven graves in the cemetery. At each grave, you will meet the spirit who lives there and hear 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 … Read More
GIFT BASKET RAFFLE!
Our annual Gala fundraiser is back but still a little different due to COVID. We will have our Gift Basket Raffle during our Backyard BBQ Bash on Saturday, August 21 from 5:30-8pm. If you are unable to join us at the event but would still like to support the Historical Society by purchasing raffle tickets then you can do so now! Tickets are sold in groups of six for $20. Please let us know below how many tickets you would … Read More
Did you get your Gala tickets yet?
Click here to purchase online! Details:-Tickets are $75 per person, kids 12 & under are free!-Parking at Intermediate School behind the Historical Society-You know we love costumed galas but a costume is not required!-RSVP 440-247-4695 or pay online www.chagrinhistory.org Live Entertainment!Magician Rick Smith, Jr.DJ Firehouse Rockyard gamesgift basket raffle! Food:-All you can eat BBQ buffet from Winking Lizard will be served from 6-7pm.-Kids meal available upon request. NEW SPONSOR ALERT: GANLEY CHEVY OF AURORA!Thank you to our Sponsors! (as of … Read More