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.

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

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

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

We are hiring!

Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum Seeks an Administrative Assistant Description of General DutiesThe Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support and customer service to maintain daily museum operations. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director. Average work week is 25-30 hours Tuesday through Saturday. Hours may vary depending on deadlines and time-sensitive tasks, including some weekends and evenings to meet the public service needs of the Society and Museum. Essential … Read More

Celebrate 4th of July in Chagrin Falls!

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum presents the Chagrin Falls Community 4th of July Celebration! In partnership with Safe Routes Chagrin, Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre and the D.A.R. please join us beginning at 8:30am for a fun and family friendly day of events in Triangle Park! Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 4, 20218:30am Registration for Pet Parade & Bike Parade9:00am Pet Parade begins on North Franklin St near bandstand9:20am Bike Parade begins (after Pet … Read More

Century Home Plaque Program

Mission:• To create community pride in our historic homes• To plaque qualified century homes• To promote and contribute accurate research to the Historical Society’s archive of century plaqued homes. Welcome:We welcome you to unravel the mysteries of your historic home by investigating its origins, structural history and chain of ownership. We encourage you to do your own research. If you wish, you may hire an accredited researcher, from those listed on the Ohio Historic Preservation Office website, to help you. … Read More

Sunrise in Riverside Park Puzzle

This stunning photo of Riverside Park at sunrise was taken by Drone Ohio. It is available in 2 sizes: 336 pieces (finished size 12″ x 18″) or 1000 pieces (finished size 20″ x 28″.) Not intended for small children.

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