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

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

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

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

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

Dam, Dam, Dam…we’re back! Our annual gala fundraiser!

Join us for a family friendly Backyard BBQ Bash from 5:30-8pm on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The event will take place in the backyard of the Historical Society at 87 East Washington St. There will be no parking at the Historical Society, guests must park in the Intermediate School parking lot. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy music by DJ Firehouse Rock, yard games, and a gift basket raffle! The BBQ buffet is all you can eat and will be … Read More

Henry’s Birthday Party!

On May 20th the Historical Society hosted a birthday party for local artist Henry Church, Jr.. He turned a ripe 185 years old! This was the first indoor/outdoor event that we have had in over a year and it felt so good to have people in the museum again. This party was also the unveiling of “Big Henry” the larger than life self portrait that was donated to the museum last year by Jane Babinsky, a descendant of Henry Church … Read More

Happy 185th Birthday, Henry!

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum is proud to present our first in person event in months! Henry Church Jr.’s 185th Birthday Party! Join us on Thursday, May 20, 2021 anytime between 4-6:30pm for cupcakes and lemonade on our front porch! During the celebration, visitors will be able to enter the museum and view for the very first time, a self portrait of Henry Church Jr. which was donated to us last year by his descendant, Jane Babinsky in … Read More

The History of Chagrin Falls Park

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum invites you to learn the history of Chagrin Falls Park. Through our Photo Archive and research conducted by Historian Andrew Wiese, learn about how the area called Chagrin Falls Park began and how the community has grown throughout history. In conjunction with this exhibit, we are proud to announce that we are republishing Andrew Wiese’s 1986 case study “A Place of Our Own: The Chagrin Falls Park from 1921-1950”. Collaborating with Wiese, Chagrin … Read More

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