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.


Download the document here.

Heritage Center Hosts Third Annual Trivia Night
Come one, come all for an evening of fun, food, factoids & falderol!


Round up a team of players – or plan to come on your own – to test your knowledge of pop culture particulars, sports specifics, musical mysteries, and much more.   WOBL/WDLW’S morning show host Super Dave Andrews once again serves as emcee.  The evening includes food, side games, raffles, prizes, and plenty of fun for all ages.  Advance registration is encouraged.  

This Oberlin Heritage Center welcomes family groups, neighborhood teams, co-workers, and all who enjoy an evening of friendly competition.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the main event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at The First Church in Oberlin, UCC’s Fellowship Hall (106 North Main Street).  Tickets include pizza and beverage; advance reservations are just $12/adults and $6/children (or purchase tickets at the door for $15/adults and $7/kids).  Proceeds support the ongoing work of the nonprofit Oberlin Heritage Center.

Special thanks go to Oberlin business co-sponsors Herrick Jewelry and The Ohio Educational Credit Union.

Make a reservation in advance by visiting www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or calling (440) 774-1700 for more information.

Area Events and Programs:

November 2019
Corporal, Tim Krugman of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry – Music of the American Civil War

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


Cpl. Tim Krugman of Elyria will entertain us with ballads of the blue and gray of the American Civil War. He will share how the music reflected the nation's mood from excitement to patriotic fervor to despair at the end of the war. Come join us for a song and then enjoy a ice cream sundae.

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Oberlin Heritage Center Offers History Walks
and More during College Parents & Family Weekend


As part of Oberlin College’s Parents and Family Weekend activities, the Oberlin Heritage Center has expanded its public guided tour schedule Friday through Sunday, November 8-10.   Out-of-town visitors and residents of the area are welcome to take part in one or more of the following:

Freedom’s Friends Underground Railroad & Abolitionist History Walk: 

Learn about the historic decisions that shaped Oberlin’s growth as one of the most active           stations on the Underground Railroad.  Hear stories of some of the freedom seekers who came to Oberlin and the people who helped them find freedom.  Offered Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9 at 3:00 p.m.   The 90-minute history walk begins near the steps of The First Church of Oberlin, U.C.C. at the intersection of Main (SR 58) and Lorain Streets (SR 511). 

Scholars & Settlers History Walk:
 Explore the roots of the town and college in this 75-minute walking tour that features the legends and landmarks surrounding Tappan Square.  You’ll hear about community founders, protagonists of change, and a scandal!  Offered Saturday, November 9 at 11:15 a.m.  History walk begins near the flagpoles at the southeast corner of Tappan Square (intersection of Main/SR 58 and College Streets).

Oberlin Architecture History Walk:  Find out how the landscape of campus and town developed since Oberlin’s founding in 1833 and learn which architectural styles prevailed, which were criticized by the community, and how several renowned architects came to work in Oberlin.  The 60-minute walking tour begins near the flagpoles at the southeast corner of Tappan Square (intersection of Main/SR 58 and College Streets).
 
Reservations are recommended for each of the history walks as space is limited. There is a fee of $6 for adults, while the tour is free for Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students with current ID, and children accompanied by an adult.  (The tours are best suited for ages 9 and up.)  Online registration may be found at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org  or call (440) 774-1700.  In case of rain, the history walks may be cancelled and refunded.

Two other Heritage Center tours are available on a drop-in basis throughout the weekend: 

Oberlin Origins/Sneak Peek Tour:
  This 30-minute tour of the first floor of the 1866 Monroe House features stories about the events and individuals that shaped Oberlin’s first 100 years.  Guided tours are offered every half-hour on Friday, November 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Last tour begins a half hour before afternoon’s ending time.) Fee is $3 for adults, and free for OHC members, college students and children.  This tour begins at the Monroe House (73½ South Professor Street).
  
Self-Guided Tablet Tours:  Visitors can also move at their own pace around town exploring Oberlin history through an iPad digital tour.  Borrow an iPad between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, November 8- 9, or between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.  The fee is $5/hour or $20/day no matter how many are in your group (with a 20% discount for OHC members).  Choose from two tours:  Freedom’s Friends, which leads you to local landmarks connected to Oberlin’s abolitionist history, or Picture the Past, which covers a one-block radius of historic downtown Oberlin.  Stop in to the Monroe House (73½ South Professor Street), e-mail (tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org ), or call ahead (440-774-1700) to rent a tablet.
   
For more information, visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org, call (440) 774-1700 or stop by the Monroe House at 73½ South Professor Street, at the back of the Conservatory of Music parking lot (behind the Kohl Jazz Building).  OHC parking is accessible off of 20 West Vine Street in Oberlin.                                

 

Programs AROUNd THE AREA

The Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland,
with coffee and refreshments following each presentation.
On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm;  $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage.
Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.


Nov. 9              Hungarian-American Business-Education Relations

Michael Goldberg, Associate Professor, Design and Innovation, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Michael Goldberg is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance. Goldberg is an Associate Professor of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has extensive experience teaching entrepreneurship in international markets.  As a professor, he has taken his classes to various countries, including Hungary, for the purposes of exposing them to examples of entrepreneurship as it develops and may be unique to these countries. His talk will focus on his recent entrepreneurship initiatives and experiences in Hungary.

Dec. 14             Celebrating Hungarian Traditions: Children’s Program


Mikulás Bácsi visits the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old.  He passes out treats. This year’s event will be dedicated to featuring Hungarian folk motifs in arts and crafts, and will engage participants in various media, including painting, stenciling, appliqué and much more.

2019-20 Mayfield Township Historical Society Events

September 11, 6:30-8:30 Annual Ice Cream Social 606 SOM Center  $3 donation for house tour with homemade cookies/ice cream served. Volunteers to serve and docents for each room needed for that evening.

 October 9, 7 pm  Unionville Tavern-Its history and how the restoration is proceeding.

 November 13, 7pm  Women in History-Sally Hemmings…Thomas Jefferson’s other family. Pie night and gift card raffle drawing. Members: return raffle ticket money and stubs by tonight for the drawing.

 December 11, 12-2 pm  Holiday Luncheon and Chinese Auction. Mayfield Civic Center 6622 Wilson Mills Catered luncheon. More information about the cost and rsvp information will be sent out in October.

January,  no meeting.  This is membership month. Send in your dues by Feb. 1. Cost is: $10 single, $20 family, $25 contributing, $50 business, $500 lifetime.

 February 12, 7 pm  Clare Boothe Luce…her story. Bring a dozen cookies to share.

 March 11, 7 pm  Eleanor Roosevelt part 2…her life with Franklin and their remarkable journey together.

April 8, 7 pm  Come and learn about the Cleveland Rams
, the team that preceded the Browns.

 May 13, 7 pm  It’s Your Turn….Share your past with us by bringing a childhood toy or memento to share. In 60 sec. what can you tell us about it? Do you have any memories to share about living in this area? We are closing up our time capsule that will be opened in 50 years. Do you have something you would like to put in it that someone in 2070 might want to see? Bring it along.

 All meetings are at The Mayfield Village Community Center, 6621 Wilson Mills Rd and begin at 7 pm with a short business meeting followed by the speaker and refreshments. They are open to the public. Bring a friend. If you need a ride to the meeting, please call 440-487-3133 and we will pick you up.  We are hoping you will help us out by volunteering a few hours a month in our research library, cutting quilt squares, cataloguing artifacts, volunteer to bring a dozen cookies to a meeting, stuff and stamp envelopes once a month, pick up and drive someone to a meeting, become a docent or help in the gardens and house. Call the house at 440-461-0055 and leave us your contact information and how you can help.

Have Questions about our programs? Just drop us an EMAIL.

The Bedford Historical Society & Museum presents, A Showcase of Historic Quilts: Not Your Grandmother's Quilt... Or Is It? on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. Specific time and location are listed below. Attached is the event flyer.

This rare showcase begins with a fundraiser supporting the museum's collection. Dee Hart, Award Winning Quilter and Certified Instructor, will speak on quilting history and how quilts have changed through time. 

Ms. Hart's presentation will be on Friday, November 8 @ 7:00 PM. Join this educational gathering at the Bedford Historical Society’s 1892 Old Church on the Commons in the Lower Community Hall, 750 Broadway Avenue in Historic Downtown Bedford. Admission is $10, per person, at the door.

On Saturday, November 9 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, tour Bedford's historic Town Hall Museum and view the quilts firsthand. Lap quilting will be demonstrated and children and adult activities will be available throughout the day.

Admission to the showcase is FREE. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Solon City Holiday Lighting

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


The museum will be open during the City Holiday Lighting, stop by to check out the collection on display.