Cards
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Sue Roby Christmas Card One of our most popular cards over the past few years.  Designed by Sue Roby you will get 8 cards and envelopes for $10 plus tax, shipping and handling.  The card measures 4 x 8 inches and says Season’s Greetings

Curator’s Corner
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Christmas in the Kitchen by Pat Zalba – Volunteer Curator             Chagrin was a milltown in its early years (1833 into the early 20th century) There were mills located along the river, from Whitesburg, through town, and around the river bend by River Run Park on Solon Road. The Kitchen display represents a Village millworker’s family Christmas celebration. It is decorated with mostly homemade items, and includes a reproduction feather tree with cookies, cakes, popcorn and … Read More

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Click the “Add to Cart” button to check out securely via PayPal using your credit or debit card. No PayPal account is required. Orb $750 Poltergeist $1,000 Headless Horseman $1,500 Lost Soul $2,500 Ghost of Martha Ober $5,000 Haunted Museum $10,000   If you prefer to mail a check, see the sponsor benefits and payment form here–which can be downloaded.

Transient Camps in Chagrin
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We purchased 4 very interesting pictures through Ebay showing a transient camp located at the Chagrin Falls Airport. Don Barriball has researched the origins and work of this camp and you can read his article below. During October of 1929 the US stock market collapsed. Financial panic and depression became worldwide. In May 1931 the Austrian Credit-Anstalt failed. The credit crunch caused international bankruptcies and unemployment around the planet. The 1930 population of the USA was 123,202,624 (U.S. Census Bureau). … Read More

Life with the Interurban Railway
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(Editor’s Note: Grace Ambos, a longtime friend of Barbara Taggart, described her many trips on the Interurban in her diary, which came into Barbara Taggart’s possession after Grace’s death. Barbara loaned the diary to the Historical Society so that we might make a copy or transcription of it. Zo Sykora volunteered to make the transcription, and wrote this charming piece for our newsletter.) The Chagrin Interurban cars carried milk and other freight to Cleveland; they carried mail back and forth … Read More

Church’s Lion Returns Home
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After 18 years at the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Lion and the Fatling return home to Evergreen Hill Cemetery. It was an emotional, awesome sight to see the carefully wrapped lion sculpture arrive on the back of a large flatbed truck. The sculpture was carefully removed from the flatbed truck by a skillful forklift driver hired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. It almost appeared that the lion was smiling and saying, “Hey everyone, I’m home!” This transpired on … Read More

The Snuff Takers
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society acquired a beautiful painting by Henry Church Jr. 1836-1908. Henry Church Jr. was a Chagrin Falls Blacksmith and self taught sculptor and artist. His work is exhibited in many museums throughout the United States including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, Va. Church also has been acclaimed for his carving of Squaw Rock and his Sculpture The Young Lion and the Fatling Together, which is now at the Cleveland Museum of Art. … Read More

Membership
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We offer many membership levels which help support the museum. Your Senior, Individual, or Family membership entitles you to the following: Corporate Membership entitles you to the above benefits with the addition of being able to use our Bo Burr Community room once a year for a meeting, wine & cheese event, or employee party. Give us a call at 440.247.4695 to schedule. Membership Options Senior Membership $25.00 USD Individual Membership $50.00 USD Family Membership $75.00 USD Corporate Membership $100.00 … Read More

Mission
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society discovers, preserves, and shares evidence of knowledge about the history of Chagrin Falls and vicinity. The society does this to enable all who live, work, and visit the area to appreciate its past, understand its present, and plan for its future.

Our Organization
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Welcome to the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum (dba Chagrin History Center)! We are a non-profit (501 c-3) organization of over 300 members, and celebrated our 70th anniversary in 2019. We are located in downtown Chagrin Falls, at 87 E. Washington St. We work to acquire, collect, preserve and share artifacts from our Village and vicinity, from its earliest times (it was settled in 1833), including a large collection of photographs and objects owned by early settlers, such as clothing, … Read More

Our History
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society had its beginnings through the efforts of two librarians – Adria Humphreys, the Field Supervisor of the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga Library System, and Louise Ralston, the Chagrin Falls Branch Librarian. In 1949, members of the Library’s 60 Plus Club, interested in Chagrin Falls’ history, formed the Chagrin Falls Historical Society. They collected local memorabilia which was displayed at the Library, then located in the Village Hall. In 1950 membership increased to 21, … Read More

Calendar-Upcoming Events
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For the most up to date information please follow us on social media or sign up to receive our email blasts! 2024 Events Calendar Saturday, September 21, 5:30pm – The Diamond Gala: An Event to Benefit Chagrin History Center Stay tuned for more information! 2024 Past Events Saturday, June 1, 10am-5pm – 2024 Historic Home & Garden Tour The Chagrin History Center is proud to present the Historic Chagrin Falls Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10am-5pm. … Read More

Sample Page
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