Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

 Beverly Klimas

I was born in Cleveland’s Slavic Village area. I attended Jane Addams Vocational High School taking Commercial Foods and worked during my school years part-time at the Woman’s City Club and Halle’s Geranium Room as a waitress. After graduation, Halle’s hired me full-time as an Assistant Food Supervisor. One of the best parts of working at Halle’s was being a part of the nostalgic “Mr. Jingling” breakfasts. I married Frank Klimas, a Historical Society member and volunteer, in 1965. We have a daughter, a son and three grandchildren. The family resided in Maple Heights. Our children attended Stafford Elementary School and I worked there as the Cafeteria Manager. When our children were older, I quit work and went back to school becoming a Certified Medical Assistant / Medical Biller. I worked clinical for a while then became the Manger of the billing office for Mt. Sinai Family Medicine, which eventually became a part of the Cleveland Clinic. Frank and I moved to Twinsburg in 1993. I returned to school, attending Cuyahoga Community College while working and became a Practice Manager for Cleveland Clinic Medical Practices for many years. Leaving the hectic world of medical practices, I returned to medical billing at SS & G in the Healthcare Division for a few years before I retired in 2011. Frank and I love to travel.  Some of our adventures have taken us to Mexico, Grand Caymans, Jamaica, Caribbean Islands, cruises, and many states in the USA. The best vacation was a trip out West to see the National Parks for our 50th wedding anniversary. We are also lucky to enjoy the company of our family and many close friends. I’m also a Red Hat. I have always enjoyed history, so a few years after retiring I joined the Twinsburg Historical Society and currently serve on the Board of Trustees as the Secretary, Docent / Volunteer trainer and set up the displays. The society has really grown and changed in the last few years under the leadership of Jon Howard and our current President, Andy Tomko. The society has been brought into the 21st century and functions as a business with computers assisting us to catalog our acquistions, website and Facebook improvments. Many needed major repairs have been completed, new displays in updated cases now feature our city’s treasures. We currently have developed partnerships with Twinsburg’s Schools, Twinsburg Library, Kent State University, Rotary Club, the Akron Summit County Library, The Council for Historical Institutions & Preservations Societies, and even have been contacted by the University of Arizona, “Pickers” television show and CNN’s television show, “This is Life with Lisa Ling” which will air within the next several months, for assistance with their projects. All the hard working Trustees and volunteers dedicated to preserving Twinsburg’s past have worked together to increase our presence in the community and beyond and for that we are very proud.


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