Chagrin Falls Through the Eyes of Bill Watterson

Program presented by John Bourisseau Join Historian John Bourisseau on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm at Township Hall as he looks at the more humorous side of Chagrin Falls in Bill Watterson’s early work, published in the Chagrin Valley Herald from 1976 to 1979. Bill Watterson is famous for his playful comic Calvin and Hobbes, in syndication from 1985 to 1995, but it is his earlier career that is of particular interest to us. Watterson’s early comics often centered around … Read More

Pioneer Day

Experience life in the pioneer days! Join the Chagrin History Center for Pioneer Day, February 24 from 11:00 to 3:00.  Have you ever wondered what life was like in the 1800s? Want to learn a new crafting skill? This family friendly event gives visitors the opportunity to learn about pioneer life in early Chagrin! We will feature early arts and crafts, such as weaving, spinning, quilting, knitting, butter churning, and live Blacksmith demonstrations! Guests will have the chance to tour … Read More

John Bourisseau “Thank You!” Party and Gift Fund

Please join us at the History Center on Saturday, January 20th from 2-4pm. RSVP to Maggie at [email protected] or 440-247-4695. We will be collecting funds for a gift for John. If you would like to contribute please indicate in the check memo line that is it for John’s gift. Checks can be made payable to Chagrin History Center, PO Box 515, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Or click the donate button below. A letter from John This year will end 14 years … Read More

We’re Hiring a Bookkeeper!

Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum Seeks a Bookkeeper General Description The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum seeks a part-time Bookkeeper, $35-$50 per hour, approximately 40 hours per month as an independent contractor.  The bookkeeper reports to the Executive Director. Hours per week may vary depending on deadlines and time-sensitive tasks. Requirements & Responsibilities Compensation: $35-$50 per hour commensurate with experience Job classification: Part-time independent contractor To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to [email protected]Read More

Spirits Alive! in 2023

UPDATE: as of 10/22/23 all tour time are sold out! If you would still like to see the performances, you can still purchase tickets to see a video recording on Sunday, October 29th at 2pm in our Bo Burr Community Room. Chagrin Falls Historical Society presents: SPIRITS ALIVE! At Evergreen Hill Cemetery Join us for our sixth annual Spirits Alive! Evergreen Hill Cemetery tour. You will be guided to seven graves and meet with spirits in the cemetery who will … Read More

Virtual Gift Basket Raffle! 2023 Gala, Meet Me At the Fair!

Support your local history museum and win amazing prizes from our Gift Basket Raffle! This gift basket raffle is part of our Meet Me At the Fair! Gala on Saturday, August 19, 2023. We wanted to give our guests the opportunity to see the baskets before the event and also allow others who can’t make it to the event to buy raffle tickets! Tickets are sold in groups of six for $20. If you do not want to buy online and … Read More

Meet Me at the Fair- Annual Gala

Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 5:30-8pm for Meet Me at the Fair! This fundraiser will take place in the backyard of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum-87 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls. Parking will only be available behind the museum at the Intermediate School. This family-friendly event will feature a live band, carnival themed games, gift basket raffle, balloon twister extraordinaire Mark from Ultimate Party Entertainment making fabulous creations from … Read More

The Barriball Barn

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum is excited to share details about the upcoming building of the Barriball Barn! The Barriball Barn will house our 1957 Chevy police car replica and original 1949 Chagrin Falls firetruck. The space will include exhibit and educational areas to further display the history of Chagrin, including the Chagrin Falls Police Department and Chagrin Valley Fire Department history. There will also be storage for museum collections, in a HVAC controlled and secured environment. Attached … Read More

Help us raise funds for flag holders so we can honor our veterans!

Please join the Historical Society along with Evergreen Wreaths; Chagrin Falls American Legion Post 383; Chagrin Falls VFW Post 12067; and the Village of Chagrin Falls in honoring our veterans who are buried at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. By donating to the flag holder fund, you are helping us purchase over 500 bronze flag holders which will be placed at each veterans’ grave in the cemetery. Donations can be sent to the Village of Chagrin Falls.

July 4th Community Celebration

Chagrin Falls July 4th Community Celebration! The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum presents the Chagrin Falls Community July 4th 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: The Molly Chittenden Chapter of the D.A.R and Wreaths Across America! Schedule of Events for … Read More

Explore Chagrin Falls!

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum’s summer tours have returned! The Guided Walking Tour will take participants around the Downtown or West Side Historic Districts where they will be told the story of many historic structures. These tours will be every Saturday in June through September. Tickets are $5 for members of the Historical Society, and $10 for non-members; payments can be made online here or with cash the day of the tour. Tour goers meet their tour guide at the Bandstand … Read More

Historic Chagrin Falls Home & Garden Tour

Thank you for your interest in the Home Tour! On Saturday, June 3rd tickets for the tour are $30 each. In order to purchase, you must go to the Chagrin Falls Historical Society at 87 E. Washington Street starting at 9am. We accept cash, credit card, and check.  The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum is proud to present the Historic Chagrin Falls Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10am-5pm. Our Gold Sponsor for the tour … Read More

In Their Footsteps with Sandra Milton

Join us at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum for “In Their Footsteps” a presentation by Geauga County resident Sandra Milton. Sandra will talk about her journey tracing her ancestors and eventually visiting the home in North Carolina where they were enslaved. Sandra will share photos and go through the steps she took to research her genealogy. An RSVP is appreciated, light refreshments will be provided. In Their Footsteps with Sandra MiltonSunday, April 23, 2023 at 2pmFree AdmissionChagrin Falls … Read More

Come work with us!

Update- As of 3/30/2023 we are no longer accepting applicants. Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum Seeks a Museum Assistant Description of General DutiesThe Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum seeks a full-time Museum Assistant to provide administrative support, marketing, and customer service to maintain daily museum operations. The Museum Assistant reports to the Executive Director. Work week is 35-40 hours Tuesday through Saturday. Hours may vary depending on deadlines and time-sensitive tasks, including some weekends and evenings to meet … Read More

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