The Lakewood Historical Society

Due to the State mandated social distancing and stay-at-home orders the Lakewood Historical Society offices are closed, as well as all upcoming events.

The Lakewood Historical Society has regretfully cancelled the upcoming Tabletops & Trifles Sale scheduled for April 3 & 4.

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 the general donation drop-off at the end of March. Donations will still be accepted by appointment, please call 216-221-7343 Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm.

The opening of the Oldest Stone House for the season has been postponed until the State will allow, the April 15 Annual Meeting of the Membership as well as the Library Lecture have been postponed until such time as the Library is able to reschedule.

As of today (March 23, 2020) the annual Sale on the Grounds will still be held on May 1, 2 & 3. As the date approaches further considerations will be made.

We realize that many of our patrons may still be looking for that special something from the sale 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

Stuck at home? Us too.

Check out our ever expanding "History at Home" page. We have begun work on activities and tidbits for all of our history lovers that are "staying home," particularly our students (and their new teachers, Mom and Dad). As we develop new activities we will let you know, just click the link on the "History at Home" page and sign up for our special mailing list just for home bound historians.

Our first activity is aimed at 3rd and 4th grade students but it is really for everyone and you can stay isolated in the comfort of your own car.

NEW! Two new 1st/2nd Grade activities are ready for your students

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.)

Welcome to the New Lakewood Historical Society Website

Thank you for your interest in the Lakewood Historical Society. We have developed this new, mobile friendly, website to better serve you.

Almost everything from our old site and a few new things can be found in the drop down menus at the top of the page. We are continuing to work to update some of the older elements of our site, particularly those research pages that were once hosted by the Lakewood Public Library. If you are in need of these resources they can be viewed at the Haber Family Center for History weekdays. To make an appointment call the office at (216) 221-7343.

If you find any issues with our new site please lend us a hand by filling out the bug report form on this page.

Welcome and thank you for your support,


Greg Palumbo

Executive Director

Featured Pages

This page presented by the Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board walks homeowners through the care of their historic properties.

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

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