Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

Mark Hodermarsky – Local Author

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


Local author and book critic for the Plain Dealer will speak about the many books he has written or edited. Mark will speak about early Cleveland sports legacies, including The Toe: Lou Groza Story, The Object of the Game with St.Ignatius coach Chuck Kyle, musical group, The Animals: True Rock Royalty, as well as Beyond Trochenbrod: The Betty Gold story about her miraculous survival during the Holocaust. SHS will serve hot soup after the presentation. Don't miss this informative presentation.

Discover Your Family History at the Library
March – June 2019
Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and
sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working
with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for
finding these records. This class meets in Computer Lab 1,
First Floor, Main Library. Registration requested.


New! FamilySearch
Saturday, April 13,
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history
organization that has been gathering,
preserving, and sharing genealogical records
worldwide since 1894. This new class focuses
on searching the historical records collections,
family trees, genealogies, digitized books,
and library catalog available on their website.
As the site requires users to sign in before
searching, we recommend that attendees
who don’t already have a free account visit www.familysearch.org/register to register
for one before class. This class meets in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.
Registration requested.


Fold3
Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about the unique resources available from this database including military
records, city directories, naturalization records, and more. This class meets in
Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library. Registration requested.


FindMyPast
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
FindMyPast contains a wide variety of genealogical records, but it’s especially strong
in British and Irish records. Learn what FindMyPast
has to offer and how to use it effectively. This
class meets in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main
Library. Registration requested.

Updated!!

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society


Cordially invites you and your family to join us for the following lectures and programs in the 2019 Spring series.
Please join us on the 2nd Saturdays of the month.


2019 SPRING SERIES


Mar. 9th:

Hungary in the EU: Expectations and Challenges and the 2019 Parliamentary Elections Dr. Zsolt Hetesy, Department Chief of Mission, Hungarian Embassy Dr. Hetesy will discuss the meaning of membership in the European Union (EU). He will describe how the EU is structured; what the advantages and obligations of membership are; how representatives are elected to the European Parliament; what the different political parties and groups in the EU are; and how Hungarians in Hungary view the EU today; and why there is continued criticism, and even the threat of censure toward Hungary.


Apr. 13th:

Being Hungarian in Cleveland
Endre Szentkirály, PhD, author and researcher Chronicling the history of Cleveland Hungarians, Dr. Szentkiralyi looks at the community historically and sociologically via in-depth research into its language and literature, culture, and traditions, with a focus on the years from 1950 to the present. He documents contemporary Cleveland Hungarians’ culture, values, language use, and traditions and analyzes which elements serve to perpetuate their community and slow assimilation. The lecture will encapsulate what it means to be Hungarian in Cleveland. Today, its extensive roots – significantly shaped by succeeding generations – run deep, and this research attests to the fact that it is still thriving. The lecture will address recent developments in the community and offer a hopeful outlook for its changing and enduring future.


May 11th:

George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who worked under George Szell, narrates wonderful stories and personal anecdotes related to this great conductor. She illuminates Mr. Szell's stature as a conductor and artist in her book. Mr. Szell is credited with transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that was equal to any orchestra in the world. He accomplished this with charisma, driving ambition, and high standards of excellence. In the words of one reviewer, Ms Kraus's book is "filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra - and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution."


All Lectures are in English.


All lectures are held at 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.


A viszontlátásra!!!! See you soon!!

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.

You Can Be Part of a One-of-a-Kind “Pop-Up” Museum in Oberlin

Believe it or not, a community museum is going to just “POP” out of nowhere in Oberlin on Sunday, March 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of The First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ.  The event is co-hosted by the Oberlin Heritage Center and the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group, and anyone is invited to participate by bringing an item that fits the theme “Older than I Am.” Everyone has a favorite object, photograph, document, quilt, or something they’d love to show others and tell a little about its background and why it means so much to them.  It does not have to be Oberlin-related; the only requirement is that you are able to carry your item in and out on your own.  If bringing an item to share, plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m. to set up your item in the secure display area and fill out a brief descriptive object label provided upon arrival.  Participants will have the opportunity to explain their items to guests visiting the “museum,” and also will have time to view the treasures brought in by others.

Register in advance, particularly if you plan to bring an item for display.  Online registration is available at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org, or you may send an e-mail to ohcbiz@oberlinheritage.org or call (440) 774-1700.  You don’t have to bring an item to attend, but it’s more fun that way!  Guests who just wish to meander through and enjoy the museum display (without bringing an item of their own) should arrive anytime after 2 p.m.  The museum is free and open to all.  Refreshments and socializing will add to the enjoyment of this special afternoon.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is widely recognized as a model small museum, historical society and historic preservation organization.  The Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group (www.oaaghg.com) is dedicated to encouraging support for African-American genealogy and historical research.  Learn more about this Pop-Up Museum event and other ways to connect with local history by visiting www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or by calling the Oberlin Heritage Center at (440) 774-1700.

African American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott
Saturday, March 30, 2019,
10:30 am – 1 pm
Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library
60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio


10:30 am
African American Genealogy: Leaving No Stone Unturned
This lecture is designed to help identify some of the most overlooked and underutilized sources for African American research, such as tax, school, military and court records, manuscripts, and newspapers. Using libraries and archives along with internet databases will be explored. You will learn tips and strategies on how to use these sources and where to find them.


11:45 am
It’s a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research
The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and identifying slave ancestors and their owners, but as difficult as this might seem, it’s not impossible. Learn the importance of analyzing information and collateral/cluster line research to help move you toward success. Using the 1940 U.S. Federal Census as the starting point, we will follow an African American family from freedom to identifying a potential slave owner.

Held at Mount Hope Cemetery – Solon Cemetery Stroll

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mount Hope Cemetery, 30000 Miles Road
Solon, 44139 United States


Back by popular demand. Join us for a stroll through Mount Hope Cemetery to learn about Solon's ancestors, some famous and not so famous.  After the stroll, the museum will be open and light refreshments will be served. Meet at Mt. Hope 30000 Miles Road presentation will start at 2:00. If adverse weather stories will be shared at the museum.

Area Events and Programs:

Matt Liebson – Stamp Collecting

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


Solon resident Matt Liebson, membership committee chair for the American Philatelic Society, a national stamp collecting organization, with almost 30,000 members. Matt will give an introduction to stamp collecting, history of stamps, and how to's of acquiring and maintaining a collection.  Some hands-on experience with stamps will also be part of the wonderful program. Bring a dessert to share.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

90 S. High St.

Akron, OH

330-643-9030

7th Annual Community Flea Market

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


Time to clean out your garage, attic and basement for items that you can sell to someone else. Sellers are asked for a $5 donation per parking spot to sell their treasures. Reservations are needed, please contact SHS President. Museum will be open 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  NO rain date. Space is limited make your reservation soon.

Programs AROUNG THE AREA

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

Kevin Noon Sharpening service – A sharp knife is a safe knife!

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


Kevin Noon, The Environmentally Friendly Sharpener will visit the SHS again.  He will sharpen knives (including serrated), scissors(including pinking), gardening tools, cooking tools, woodworking tools, sewing tools, salon tools and paper cutters. He uses a repurposed 1923 treadle adapted to spin wheels of differing grits. Using a foot powered treadle enables him to vary the speed of the wheels so that he can safely sharpen your items.  There is a charge for his service. Check out noonsharpening.com for pricing. Museum will be open.

Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland – Ohio Spring and Summer Bird Watching

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


Over 200 species of birds can be found in NE Ohio. Some are year-round and others just pass through on their way to the Boreal Forests of Canada. Others fly across the Gulf of Mexico non-stop to have their babies in our back yards. Get a close up look at 100 of the most common residents, migrants and breeding birds of NE Ohio and learn where and when to find them. Information about binoculars and bird field guides will also be included.…

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.

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.

It’s Pancake Time!!!

The Geauga County Historical Society is once again hosting its annual Pancake Breakfasts in March and April 2019.  The breakfasts feature all-you-can-eat pancakes (plain, blueberry, and apple-cinnamon) served with pure maple syrup produced from the Society’s own sugarbush and sugarhouse using traditional collection and production methods.

The five Pancake Breakfasts will take place on March 10, 17, 24, and 31 and April 7.  Serving from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Available before or after Sunday morning worship. 

Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes served with the Society’s own maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, and a beverage.  Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 years old, and free to children 4 and under. 

Served in the Lennah Bond Activities Center on the grounds of Century Village Museum, southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information or group reservations, call 440-834-1492.     

Bus tours, church, fraternal, and social groups, and family gatherings are all welcome.As an additional inducement for our guests, the Maple Museum of Geauga County, one of our many historical exhibits, will be open free of charge on three of these dates, March 10, March 24, and April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The museum may be viewed before or after your breakfast.  Come and absorb Geauga’s rich history of maple sugar and syrup making by coupling your meal with a visit to this newly opened exhibit located just yards from the dining facility.  If you have not yet seen this presentation of one of Geauga County’s proudest claims to fame, now is the time!

Solon Home Days

July 26 - July 28
Solon Community Park, 6647 SOM Center Rd
Solon, OH 44139 United States


Stop by to see our booth at the annual Solon Home Days, sit a while and reminisce about Solon past days. Solon related items will be on sale.

Open House – The Maple Museum of Geauga County

The Geauga County Historical Society will open the Maple Museum of Geauga County to visitors, free of charge, on three upcoming weekends.

The Maple Museum of Geauga County, the newest of our many historical exhibits, will be open on March 10, March 24, and April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come and learn more about Geauga’s rich history of maple sugar and syrup production by viewing this exhibit, located just yards from our dining facility.  If you have not yet seen this presentation of one of Geauga County’s proudest claims to fame, now is the time!  Pancake breakfasts will be served on each of these days, so please consider taking part in both activities.  The museum may be viewed before or after your breakfast, based on your timing. 

The Museum is located on the southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information or group reservations, call 440-834-1492.     

Bus tours, church, fraternal, and social groups, and family gatherings are all welcome.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

90 S. High St.

Akron, OH

330-643-9030