Strongsville Historical Society
The History of the Historical Society
In the fall of 1962, twenty Strongsville residents met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Chapman to discuss the need to organize a Historical Society. At the next meeting in January of 1963, Chairman Protem Mr. Chapman explained the need for the community to preserve buildings, furnishings, records, and local lore. It was at this meeting that a motion was made to formally organize the Strongsville Historical Society. In March of 1963, there were twenty residents present for the first regular business meeting of the new Society. The meeting was held at the high school library on Pearl Rd. In the words of Mr. James Beam, one of the Society's first members, "Although our town is rapidly changing, we must not allow our landmarks to be abolished." It is this philosophy that the Historical Society continues to promote.
The Strongsville Historical Society owns and operates the 19th century Strongsville Historical Village, a recreated village composed of both original buildings and buildings brought from the Strongsville area to the site. The buildings span the era from 1822 to 1904 with additions carrying on into the mid 20th century. The village preserves the architectural, economic, cultural, political and social history of Strongsville during this period.
Historical Village Hours
Mid April through Mid October- Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Located at 13305 Pearl Road, just 1/4 mile north of Route 82
For more information and group tours call (440) 572-0057
TOURS: $5 adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children
Special arrangements can be made for guided tours with special group rates. Visit the Olds General Store (which is open during society hours) for a fine selection of gifts such as: pottery, commemorative plaques, prints, mugs, note cards, Amish apple butter, old time candy and games, custom designed Strongsville afghans, the Strongsville History Book, and much much more!
Annual Senior $15.00
Annual Individual $25.00, Students: $10
Annual Family $40.00
Annual Corporate $100.00
Lifetime memberships are available for $300.00
The Historical Society is a private non-profit organization.
Board of Directors
Board of Director meetings are held every month of the year, excepting December, on the Second Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Great Room of the Lathrop House.Membership and monthly program meetings are held every month from September through June, excepting December, on the Fourth Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. at Lathrop House in the Village.