This 336 piece jigsaw puzzle features our antique doll collection. It is harder that it looks and might not be suitable for children.
This 336 piece jigsaw puzzle features an aerial view of Chagrin Falls from a watercolor and ink painting by John H. Corrigan. It is harder that it looks and might not be suitable for children.
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Our heavy canvas tote bag features a map of Chagrin Falls and some of its landmarks on one side.
by Don Barriball
The Stranahan folding canvas boats were small, wood framed, canvas covered boats that weighed about 25 pounds. They were manufactured in Chagrin Falls from 1879 until 1890, although exact dates are unclear. John Jay Stranahan, editor of the Exponent newspaper, was one of several owners of the company.
This short booklet tells the history of the company and shows several patent drawings of the boat.
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Max Barnard was a self taught folk artist whose works are sought by collectors. These two winter scenes make beautiful cards. The cards measure 5.5 x 7 inches and say Season’s Greetings. You will get 8 cards and envelopes.
This beautiful holiday card showing the Chagrin Falls bandstand in the snow was designed by Sue Roby. The card measures 4 x 8 inches and says Season’s Greetings. You will get 8 cards and envelopes.
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Executive Director: Ruth Zeager
Curator: Pat Zalba
Assistant Curator: Sally Hawkins
Archivist: Laura Gorretta
Photograph Archivist: Zo Sykora
Doll Curator/Special Projects Assistant: Marnie Albers
Administrative Assistant: Maxine Sykora
Board of Trustees
President: John Bourisseau ’23
Vice President: Ralph Razinger ’24
Treasurer: Carolyn Sihler ’20
Secretary: Jeff Polcar, ’23
Marnie Albers ’22
Laurie Bilger ’23
Ken Kvacek ’21
Todd D. Lyle ’21
Connie Miller ’22
Paul Neidhardt ’21
Susan White ’22
Barb Wynveen ’23
Century Home Plaques: Beth Skeel
Collections: Pat Zalba
Development: Laura Gorretta
Education: Gary Dole
Exhibits: Pat Zalba & Ruth Zeager
Garden: Frank & Kim Kanzinger
Home Tour: Beth Skeel & Diana Nazelli
Hospitality: Jeff & Patti Widmar
Newsletter: John Bourisseau
Publications: Laura Gorretta
Scholarship: John Bourisseau
Special Events: Sally Hawkins & Carolyn Sihler
Thank you for making our event a success!
Chagrin artist and blacksmith Henry Church Jr. created a sculpture of his pet Greyhound Dexter. The sculpture is made from cast iron, weighs about 400 lbs., and can be seen in the CHFS museum. Our 18 x 24 inch poster is printed from a photo by Terry Taggart.
This delightful CD is a collection of original songs and lyrics written by Tom Luckay and Marge Adler. Some of the titles include:
- Blossom Time
- A Hardware Kind of Guy
- Pumpkin Roll Hill
- The Popcorn Shop
and many more. Marge Adler’s arrangements and Tom’s Lyrics will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart.
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 apples on the table. Paper chains adorn the windows. Furniture made in Chagrin Falls is also in the display. The table was made at Mr. Warren’s carpentry shop near Triangle Park in the 1870’s. The four matching chairs were made at the Maple Grove Factory (now the River run Park area) Circa 1840s. The potato masher, butter molds, bowls and paddles are from the Bullard Woodenware Co., circa 1860s. It was located on the river bank bordered by West Washington Street. The many sad irons in the kitchen were manufactured by the Williams, Ober and Chagrin Falls iron foundries in the 1880s and 1890s.
The highlight of the Christmas season for the family would be the service and program held at their church. The children would present a Christmas program, followed by a gift, a little candy box, and maybe an orange for each child. If you were lucky you might also receive some homemade mittens or a toy at home on Christmas morning.
We hope you can come for a visit!
by Laura J. Gorretta, editor
This award winning book has been updated with new archival information and new photographs to illustrate the growth of the Village as it was carved out of the dense forest and became a major manufacturing community that shipped its products all over the United States and the world.