The Lakewood Historical Society

Thank You for Your Support

The Lakewood Historical Society thanks you for your support during these difficult times. This year we have found that our fundraising events, that are built on bringing together our community and sharing our friendship and love of history (and very reasonably priced housewares,) do not translate very well to this new socially distant world. With the postponement of our biennial House Tour to next year we find ourselves in an ever thinning financial situation.

That is why we are so thankful to our generous supporters like you. If you are able, we hope you will consider making a donation to the society for the amount you would have spent on "Come Home to Lakewood" House Tour tickets, or any amount you choose. We promise we will have a House Tour as soon as we are able.

Thank you,

The House Tour Committee and the Lakewood Historical Society

While Ohio Heritage camp had to be cancelled, you can still learn all about Ohio’s history this summer. Throughout the summer the Lakewood Historical Society will be sharing history and activities on the early years of Ohio’s statehood.

Each activity will include a downloadable PDF with a history section, craft, recipe, or link to a video connected to Lakewood’s early history. The activities can be completed by the whole family and is aimed at children in elementary and middle school with an adult’s help. Check back on our website or Facebook every two weeks for new activities.

Stuck at home? Us too.

Check out our "History at Home" page. We have activities and tidbits for all of our history lovers that are "staying home," particularly our students as well as he whole family.

NEW! Activities for the whole family are ready. Explore your family's history with our family tree activity.

Keep a look out for our Ohio Heritage Summer Camp activities soon.

The Lakewood Historical Society offices are beginning a phased reopening with employees in the office on staggered schedules Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The first priority of the Society is the health and safety of our volunteers and patrons. Moving forward we will be keeping up to date on the regional response to COVID-19 and will assess future sales and events held by the Society. We will also be cancelling donation drop-off days. Donations will still be accepted by appointment, please call 216-221-7343 and leave a message if there is no answer, we are continuing to work remotely for a good portion of the week and we will return your call within a few days.

The opening of the Oldest Stone House for the season has been cancelled for the year but tours are available by appointment.

We realize that many of our patrons may still be looking for that special something from the Sale on the Grounds and our volunteers will be continuing to select items to be added to our eBay store. You can find these items at https://www.ebay.com/usr/jamesandbetsy. We are also working to safely conduct sales this year and when we are able you will be able to find more information about those opportunities here.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we all navigate this ever changing health landscape.

On our road to $250,000

A "Home of Our Own" Capital Campaign Reaching for the Finish Line!

The Haber Family Center for History opened as the society headquarters just a year ago. In that time we have served researchers, family historians, and curious community passerbys. Our collection is settling in to its new secure, dry, and flexible space with more complete cataloging and effective reboxing with the help of a number of volunteers and interns.

Things are going great but we are not done securing this space for the future. We still need your help to cross the finish line on our capital campaign to ensure that the Haber Center will continue to care for Lakewood's history for generations to come.

Support the campaign today by clicking the link below:

Interested in naming rights or would like to send in a check? Download the brochure here: (Naming rights for the Archival Storage Room and half the Public Use Library are still available, all others have now been fulfilled.)

Featured Pages

Lakewood Historical Society celebrates our 100 year and older housing stock with this program.

Get to know the new home of the Lakewood Historical Society.

Visit our new online marketplace for all those can't miss Lakewood items.