Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society
cordially invites you and your family to join us for the following
lectures and programs in the 2020 Spring Series.
Please join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14th : "Celebrating Franz Léhár"
Presented by Mrs. Andrea Lázár, hostess of WCPN Kapossy Hungarian Radio Hour

Franz Lehár is widely considered the leading operetta composer of the 20th century.  His operettas included lush melodies, drama, light-hearted comedy, dance and lavish staging, and with their increasingly high musical caliber, his final works were closer to opera than to operetta.  His mega-hit, The Merry Widow (1905), enjoyed such unprecedented success that by 1910 it had been performed over 18,000 times in ten languages, and over a century later, it remains one of the classic operettas still performed all over the world.  Lehár also composed operas, sonatas and other musical pieces. Andrea Lázár has a vast knowledge of Hungarian music and composers thus making her the ideal person to share with our audience the life and music of this iconic composer as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Celebrate the Roaring ‘20s
Bedford Historical Society & Museum Reverse Raffle and Chinese Auction!

Tickets are NOW on sale!

According to Chico, the password is “swordfish!”

Join the BHS&M for a celebration of the Roaring ‘20s and all that jazz. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing and dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards.

In this vein we invite you to join us for an unabashed, exuberant, and freewheeling occasion to enjoy yourself with family and friends. This much anticipated event is set for Saturday, March 14 at the La Casa Bella Party Center in Oakwood Village, 26383 Broadway Avenue. This year’s theme is “Putting on the Ritz!”

A $1500 cash grand prize will be offered! $5, $3, $2 sideboards will be available. Silent Auction items will be donated by society members and local businesses. All proceeds benefit the Society and Museum.

Doors will open at 6:00 PM. A cash bar serving wine and Irish beer will begin at that time. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

A $60 donation buys 1 dinner and 1 raffle ticket. 

A $90 donation includes 2 dinners sharing 1 raffle ticket. 

A $35 donation purchases 1 dinner.

The buffet menu will include chicken marsala and breaded pork chops, roasted redskin potatoes, mixed vegetables, garden or California salad, roll and butter, cookies and brownies.

Tickets are courtesy of Johnson-Romito Funeral Homes, a proud sponsor of the BHS&M. For more information on tickets or how to donate items for the auction contact Kathleen Parr at 440-232-0796 or museum@BedfordOhio


Keith O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author

Cleveland, Ohio - On March 27, 2020, in honor of Women’s History Month, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host Dinner with a Slice of History featuring a special presentation by Keith O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of the book “Fly Girls.” Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning shortly thereafter. O’Brien will host a book signing at the conclusion of the program. Books are available for purchase in the gift shop and will be available the evening of the event. The cost for this event is $17 for IWASM members and $20 for non-members. The museum is located inside Burke Lakefront Airport 1501 N. Marginal Rd. Cleveland, OH 44114. Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 216.623.1111 or online at Seating will be limited.

“Fly Girls” tells the story of five women who fought to fly and race planes in the 1920s and the 1930s, and why their story still matters today. O’Brien focuses on the lives of these trailblazing women; Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden.

The New York Times Book Review has hailed O’Brien for his “keen reportorial eye” and “lyrical” writing style. He has written two books, been a finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting, and contributed to National Public Radio for more than a decade.

O’Brien’s radio stories have appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, as well as Marketplace, Here & Now, Only a Game, and This American Life. He has also written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, Slate,, and the Oxford American, among others.

He is a former staff writer for both the Boston Globe and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. As a newspaper reporter, he won multiple awards, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. He was born in Cincinnati and graduated from Northwestern University.

He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

The 2020 Dinner with a Slice of History series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

 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

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.

Area Events and Programs:



 Google defines “soupcon” as a very small amount; a hint; a trace; a slight idea; or inkling. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for just a touch of something special, but not too much, just an appreciable mite of nourishment, enjoyment, and illumination.

The first Soupcon of 2020 will be held on Friday, March 20. You can put your Irish on as the Bedford Historical Society & Museum welcomes Celtic Rush, a traditional Irish band with a nontraditional twist. They are a group of friends who have enjoyed performing throughout Northeast Ohio as well as West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The group performs with a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitars, tin whistle, upright bass, mandolin, and Irish drum (bodhran). Their music repertoire includes Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and polkas, sometimes adding some unexpected non-traditional favorites. They have a sound that is fun and entertaining.

Cost is $10 per person or $18 for two at the door. Soupcons are mini fundraisers to help to support the museum and are usually scheduled for the third Friday of each month during February, March, April, and May at the Old Church on the Commons, 750 Broadway Avenue, in the Lower Community Hall beginning at 7:00 PM.


2019-20 Mayfield Township Historical Society Events

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.

Legends, Mythology, Folklore and Fairy Tales, Oberlin Historical Society
Kids Spring Break Camp Uncovers History in Favorite Traditional Stories

March 25-27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There may be a bit of truth and history in our world's greatest legends. Boys and girls ages 8-13 will have a fun opportunity to explore fables, myths and folk tales and learn about history along the way during the Heritage Center's three-day spring break camp. Registration is now underway for the hands-on-history fun, which takes place Wednesday through Friday, March 25-27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Campers will experience a variety of stories and their main characters through readings, skits and performances, and other creative activities. At camp's end, family and friends are invited to see the children perform a puppet show of their favorite stories. 
Camps are taught by Museum Education and Tour Coordinator Amanda Manahan and held at the Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street). Register by March 1 for an early bird discount.  Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify for free or reduced- school lunches. Call 440-774-1700 or