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Chagrin Falls Historical Society

21 Walnut Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-4695 

Next Board meeting

Tuesday September 9, 2014

9:30 AM






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2013-2014 Program Schedule

Century Home Plaque Program

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Hours: 2:00-4:00 Thursdays or by appointment

Look Up as you walk through downtown Chagrin Falls and find signs of Village History

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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.



The Lion Comes Home!

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!!


 Historical Society Publications & DVD of Souls of the Village  Click Here

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Chagrin Falls Historical Society
21 Walnut St. - Chagrin Falls, OH 44022