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Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

Walking Tour of Historical Buildings


Is it a nice day? Got an hour or two with nothing to do? Here is a PDF document that has the directions for a walking tour of some of Twinsburg's Historical buildings and a little background on each of them. Go explore and learn things. (This is an older tour. Some of the buildings are no longer there. We are working on an update to this.)


Download the document here.

Area Events and Programs:

Grand Opening of the Maple Museum of Geauga County

The Geauga County Historical Society is proud to announce the upcoming opening of its newest building and historical display, The Maple Museum of Geauga County.  The Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this event free of charge and learn more about Geauga County’s rich and sweet history of maple sugar and syrup production. 

The Museum will include artifacts and early accounts of maple sugaring beginning with the native Americans and continuing through to the modern day, with explanations of the tapping, collection, and boiling processes.  You will learn about the old-fashioned sugaring parties, the success of Ohio maple producers at the 1893 World’s Fair, the Geauga County Maple Festival, the families of the county who have produced the product for generations, as well as the identities of the today’s leading maple syrup makers, the businesses and industries that have supported maple syrup production, and profiles of the Ohio Maple Hall of Fame members.   A variety of art depicting the lore and intrigue of maple sugaring will be displayed.  There will be a number of children’s activities, from reading, to hands-on projects, to search-and-find challenges.  Families with youngsters are encouraged to attend.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the attached sugarhouse which has been used the past four seasons to produce the Society’s annual yield of maple syrup.  Maple stirs will be available for those wishing a taste.  Maple syrup, in various quantities, will be also offered for sale.          

Century Village Museum is located on the southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information on the Grand Opening of the Maple Museum of Geauga County, call Terri at 440-834-1492.    

Free Guided Tours on Saturdays

 Beginning on May 5, 2018 and ending on October 27, 2018, the Geauga County Historical Society will offer free public tours of its buildings and grounds on Saturdays, with the exception of the Saturdays during the Antique Power Exhibition, the Raccoon County Music Festival, and the Apple Butter Festival.  Tours are scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on these Saturdays.  Space is limited on each tour and the public will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.  The tours will be about one and one-half to two hours in length and will visit as many of the historic buildings as can be reasonably accommodated during the time period.  The public will have the opportunity to choose particular buildings of interest to them to be included on the tour.

This free tour program has been made possible in 2018 by generous donations from three Geauga County families who wished to make these historical tours more available and affordable to the residents of the county and its visitors.

If you have not visited the Society’s Century Village Museum during the past few years, you have missed seeing many improvements in the existing displays and the addition of a number of new exhibits.  Among the buildings that have been completely renovated and restaged are the Hitchcock House, the Boughton House, the Cook House, the Bainbridge Store, the Schoolhouse, and the Ladies’ Friend.  Among the new venues are the Apothecary, the Leather Shop, and the soon-to-be-opened Maple Museum.  The Law House is now the home of our annual Textile Exhibition, which in 2018 will feature the clothing of the World War I period.  Please consider setting aside a Saturday during the next few months to visit the county’s living history museum and become more familiar with the rich history of Ohio’s Western Reserve.

In addition to these free Saturday tours, individual and group tours can be arranged on others days for a fee if $8 for adults and $5 for children age six and older.  Non-Saturday tours are subject to at least three-day advanced notice so that an interpreter can be scheduled to guide the tour.    

Century Village Museum is located on the southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information on the Society’s tour program, call Terri at 440-834-1492.    

The Aurora Historical Society is honored to have an exhibit saluting Aurora’s veterans.   The exhibit will showcase military uniforms, equipment, maps, posters, articles and artifacts from all branches of military service.  As part of the exhibit there will be a “Wall of Service & Honor” showing the individuals who bravely served our country.  The exhibit opens May 17th and will run through the end of 2018.  For more information contact director@aurorahistorical.org.

The Geauga County Historical Society is proud to announce its 2018 fashion exhibition, titled The Great War in Costume, 1914 to 1920. 


The exhibit is the most recent in the annual presentations of the Society and its Textile Committee that include selected costumes and accessories from its extensive clothing collection.

The Grand Opening of this exhibit will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and will consist of the following program:

1.  A presentation by Dixie Lee Davis, well-known local fashion icon and speaker, titled “How WWI Changed Fashion Forever.”

2.  A High Tea.

3.  The first public viewing of this exhibit, as displayed in the Law House.

Tickets for this event will be $35.  Space is limited so be sure to reserve early as an individual or a group.

The exhibit will continue to be open for public viewing, without charge, for the remainder of the summer and early fall of 2018, on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m.  

Century Village Museum is located on the southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information on the Exhibit or to make reservations for Grand Opening, call Terri at 440-834-1492.    

On Tuesday June 19th starting at 7:00pm the Solon Historical Society presents "Letters From the Home Front"

Listen, learn and experience a view of the past as President James A. Garfield and his Wife give a performance of timeless accounts by sharing actual letters written from the battlefields of the American Civil War. Listen as they share home front activities and details of their private lives and the suffering and carnage of the war. This program will be held in the historic 2nd floor theatre at the Solon Center for the Arts across the street from the Historical Society.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
TO CO-HOST WORLD WAR II WARBIRD
Douglas SBD – 5 Dauntless


CLEVELAND, Ohio —The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing is flying the Douglas SBD - 5 Dauntless to Burke Lakefront Airport on Wednesday, June 13 at noon. This WWII dive-bomber is being co-hosted by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM). The

SBD – 5 was used in the Battle of the Midway on June 4, 1942, sinking four major aircraft carriers of the Japanese Navy.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

June 13: noon to 5 p.m.
June 14: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 15: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 16: 9 a.m. to noon

The SBD – 5 pilot will be offering rides over the course of four days. Rides will only be available for purchase as walk-up only. Current rates include: 20 minutes for $995, 30 minutes for $1195, and 40 minutes for $1395.

The public is also welcome to view the plane in between rides free of charge.

Please note the arrival of this aircraft as well as the operation of rides is dependent on weather, maintenance, and pilot status. For any questions or status updates, please contact Executive Director of IWASM, Heather Alexander, at 216.623.1111. The museum will also be giving updates via social media:

Twitter: WomenintheAir

Facebook: International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Instagram: women_of_the_air

IWASM offers free admission. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Office, gift shop and research center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum is located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, only seconds from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. The mission of IWASM is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. In 1986 the museum opened in Centerville, Ohio. IWASM was welcomed to the City of Cleveland, Ohio in 1998, where you will find their home at Burke Lakefront Airport. Exhibits are in the lobby at Burke, as well as the west concourse, and are accessible seven days a week. For additional information please visit www.iwasm.org.

Geauga County Historical Society
Monday, June 4, 2018
The Great War in Costume, 1914 to 1920


The Grand Opening event for The Geauga County Historical Society’s 2018 fashion exhibition, titled The Great War in Costume, 1914 to 1920 is rapidly approaching (Saturday, June 16, 2018).  A few tickets remain to this advance reservation event.  Please act now to assure yourself of a ticket.  The exhibit is the most recent in the annual presentations of the Society and its Textile Committee that include selected costumes and accessories from its extensive clothing collection.

The Grand Opening of this exhibit will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and will consist of the following program:

1.  A presentation by Dixie Lee Davis, well-known local fashion icon and speaker, titled “How WWI Changed Fashion Forever.”

2.  A High Tea.

3.  The first public viewing of this exhibit, as displayed in the Law House.

Tickets for this event will be $35.  Space is limited so be sure to reserve early as an individual or a group.  All proceeds support the preservation and educational missions of Society.

The exhibit will continue to be open for public viewing, without charge, for the remainder of the summer and early fall of 2018, on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m.  

Programs AROUNG THE AREA

Spend a fun day at “Cahoon in June” on June 16

 Spend a fun day in Cahoon Memorial Park with family and friends at the 49th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event on June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Again this year, the Bay Village Historical Society is partnering with other community organizations on, “Destination Bay.” Transportation will run between venues.                                     


Admission to “Cahoon in June” is free. There will be a display of antique cars and boats in the park, as well as musical entertainment. The band Ground State will play from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by OMF from noon to 1:30 p.m. Attendees over 10 years of age are invited to play Bubble Soccer in the park beginning at 11:30 a.m.. There will be face painting for the children. Rose Hill Museum, Reuben Osborn Learning Center and the Cahoon log cabin will be open. Interested Bay Village community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. Contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312 to reserve a space.  Vendor spaces are also available.

Rose Hill Museum is 200 years old this year and the Bay Village Historical Society invites you to join in the celebration with a birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the gazebo in the park at noon. Local historian Kay Laughlin will give a brief history of the Cahoon family homestead.

 Rose Hill Museum will feature a special display of dollhouse miniatures and furnishings, courtesy of the Cleveland Miniaturia Society.  Founded in 1971, the society restores dollhouses for local institutions like the Western Reserve Historical Society, teaches classes at libraries, and has held a dollhouse show and sale for 47 years. The Cleveland Miniaturia Society will be offering items for sale and free appraisals at Cahoon in June.

 Have lunch in the park and take some food home for dinner. There will be delicious dining options guaranteed to satisfy every taste. The Pierogi Lady will be serving pierogies, chicken paprikash, haluski and sausage. Carhop’s Mobile Diner will be offering 1/3-lb. burgers, double-deckers burgers with Carhop’s sauce, Nathan’s all-beef jumbo hot dogs, vegan black bean burgers and tater tot casserole. Island Delights is retuning this year with fruit smoothies and funnel cakes. The Most Delicious Cookie Company will be serving cookies, hot from the oven. Dolci d’Italia will be selling assorted Italian breads, cakes, butters, oils and coffee. Pap’s Kettle Korn will have freshly popped kettle korn, cotton candy, lemonade and flavored ice teas.

Proceeds from this event support the Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.

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