On July 22nd John Bourisseau will moderate the Chautauqua-in-Chagrin program Tombstone Goes to Hollywood: How Mayhem Became Myth. The program features Dr. Mary Doria Russell author of the book Doc a entertaining historical fiction novel about the life of Doc Holliday. Society members can receive a discount on general admission tickets by calling Chagrin Arts, or stopping by their office on Main St.(next to Rick's Cafe)
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The Chagrin Falls Historical Society discovers preserves, and shares evidence of and knowledge about the history of Chagrin Falls and vicinity. The Society does this to enable all who live, work, and visit the area to appreciate its past, understand its present, and plan for its future.
Read the article by Jane Babinsky who is the great-great Granddaughter of
Henry Church Jr
On Sale Now! Mill Town on the Chagrin River
We recently purchased a set of 4 photographs off of ebay. The text on the photo says "Company Street looking towards flag pole. Transient Camp #5 Chagrin Falls Airport, Chagrin Falls Geauga Co. Ohio October 22nd, 1934." Many of you know that the Chagrin Falls Airport was dedicated in 1932--so Don Barriball decided to investigate. Read his findings by clicking on the link Transient Camp #5 located in the left column. You can see all four of these interesting pictures on the Historical Society Facebook page--
The Society has acquired a Henry Church Jr. Painting entitled "The Snufftakers" signed by Church in 1865. The Ax on the shelf above the painting was forged in Chagrin Falls by Hervey White, circa 1840
Click on the link below to see a video of some of the flag holders placed in Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Grove Hill Circa 1865
The Historical Society is on Facebook. Check out the Chagrin Falls Historical Society Facebook page. There are numerous photo albums showing the history of a developing village.
Interurban Book top seller
"The History of the Cleveland & Chagrin Falls Electric Railway" chronicles the history of the InterUrban Railway that played such an important part in Chagrin's history around the turn of the 20th century. Copies can be purchased at Fireside Book Shop. Sales of this great book continue to be brisk--be sure to check it out.
Click Here to read an interesting account of the InterUrban transcribed from a diary
A special thank you to our program committee for a year of excellent activities!!