Maggie Wilson
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Maggie is the newest addition to the Chagrin History Center team. With a love of all things history, museums, and education, Maggie has been actively working and volunteering in Ohio museums, including Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and Hale Farm & Village, since she was 18 years old. Maggie earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Public History in 2016 from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH. She earned … Read More

Safety First!
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Join us for Safety First! With the Chagrin Valley Fire & Chagrin Falls Police departments on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 11am-2pm at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum. Parking will only be available at the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School. The event is sponsored by Harris Realty Co.. This open house style, family friendly event is a great opportunity to learn about fire prevention, internet safety, and more for your family. Visitors will also get a chance to see … Read More

New Exhibit! “Places, Events, and Celebrations: What We Wore”
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum’s new exhibit “Places, Events, andCelebrations: What We Wore” opens Friday, March 10th and will be on display through July 11th. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10th from 5-7pm. Members are invited to come to the reception starting at 4:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided, an RSVP is greatly appreciated 440.247.4695 or [email protected]. This exhibit is proudly sponsored by Cuffs. Visitors will learn and experience moments and places in Chagrin … Read More

In Their Footsteps with Sandra Milton
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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!
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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

Houses on the Move!
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Chagrin Falls Historical Society presents: Houses on the Move! Did you know that over 40 houses and buildings have been moved around Chagrin Falls? Many of the wonderful homes in the Chagrin Falls area that you see today did not start in their current locations. Join us on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm for a presentation “Houses on the Move!” by Historical Society volunteer Scott Hageman and learn about these moves. You will get to see some before, during, and … Read More

Giving Tuesday- November 29, 2022
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The impact of your gift, no matter the size, matters. We have much to celebrate! We have been blessed by your generosity this year through donations and volunteer time. We would not be where we are today without all of your efforts. Together we can do even more in 2023. Your year-end gift and new membership will make a difference. Thank you from our Board of Trustees,John Bourisseau, President; Ralph Razinger, Vice President; Carolyn Sihler, Treasurer; Bob Norwick, Secretary; Marnie … Read More

The Gathering
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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

Saving Henry Church Rock
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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
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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.

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