Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

The Freedom Township Historical Society will host local historian and author Julie Thompson at 7 pm July 9, 2019 at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 S.R. 700, Ravenna, OH, 44266. She will speak about her new book "The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio: Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis on His Road to Alcatraz," which details the life and crimes of the famous gangster who pulled off the Great Garrettsville Train Robbery. Karpis later became the longest serving inmate in the infamous San Francisco prison, Alcatraz. Mrs. Thompson will also be signing copies of her book, which can be purchased that night or in advance at The Village Bookstore in Garrettsville. The books can also be purchased online by following the links on the society's website, https://www.freedomtwphistoricalsociety-pc.com

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Also on July 9, we will be accepting donations for our one-room schoolhouse renovation. All the monies raised will be put to good use by our volunteers to make the former schoolhouse and church on S.R. 303 into a museum and community meeting place.

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.

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:

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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James A Garfield Historical Society presents….

Cemetery Summer Series

The JAGHS will be providing the following educational programs for 2019,

Join us for one or join us for all of them!


July 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm-Drakesburg Cemetery Tour-est. 1812  Be sure to take part in the Drakesburg Cemetery Tour, given by Debbie Smith, where you will  not only learn about the first settlers of Freedom and Drakesburg, but also learn some interesting stories of others residing in the cemetery. 


August 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm-West Cemetery Tour-est. 1812  More fun abounds in the West Cemetery, where Kathy Zizka will delight us with stories of the souls living in this Cemetery located on Asbury Road in Freedom.


September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm-Baptist Cemetery Tour-est. 1804 This site was chosen by John Garrett III, founder of Garrettsville  for a Baptist Church and Cemetery. Join this tour to walk the grounds of the oldest cemetery on our tour.  
For more info, contact Debbie Smith @ 330-389-1859

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.

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 AROUNd THE AREA

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum presents the Chagrin Falls Community 4th of July Celebration! In partnership with Safe Routes Chagrin and the D.A.R. please join us beginning at 8:30am for a fun and family friendly day of events in Triangle Park!

Schedule of Events for Thursday, July 4, 2019

8:30am                 Registration for Bike Parade sponsored by Safe Routes Chagrin
9:00am                 Bike Parade begins
9:00am                 Registration for Pet Parade sponsored by PetPeople
9:30am                 Pet Parade begins on sidewalk around Triangle Park
9:30am                 Crooked River Fife and Drum Band
10:00am               4th of July Ceremony presented by the D.A.R.
10:45am               Ceremony ends, family games in the Triangle
11:00am               Refreshment Stands Open – Jaycees and Popcorn Shop
11:00am               Fab Fourth Car Show
11:00pm               Music provided by Bob Shimits -Firehouse Rock
2:00pm                 All activities done, Happy 4th!

During the festivities, the USO Northern Ohio West Geauga Care Package Facility - will gladly accept donations of the following most needed items: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste; Jerky/Slim-Jims; Individual water flavoring powder packets; Lip Gloss; Eye Glass cleaner packets. They will have a table on the Triangle where you can drop off your donations.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners: Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce; Chagrin Valley Jaycees; Chagrin Falls Police Department; Molly Chittenden Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; Highway Garage and Auto Body Center; PetPeople; Safe Routes Chagrin; Bob Shimits; USO Northern Ohio West Geauga Care Package Facility; Village of Chagrin Falls; Tod White.

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.

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.