Educational Programming

The Lakewood Historical Society offers a variety of services to the community such as tours, trunks and display items (for locked display cases) at no cost. Trunks and Tours are available for groups by making arrangements via or (216) 221-7343.

Traveling trunks contain objects representing a specific time period which participants can handle. Current topics include schools in early Lakewood and education techniques, the evolution of the immigrant experience, the industrial revolution in Rockport, WWI and the Spanish flu quarantine, and how society changed during WWII as well as women’s roles in the war effort. The presentations focus on the Common Core curriculum’s elements of working with primary and secondary sources and helping students see wider global history through the oculus of their home town.

The Lakewood Historical Society also works with teachers and the Recreation Department to host the Ohio Heritage Camp at the beginning of each summer. The camp is for children entering the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. During the week-long camp, the kids enjoy tours of the museum and work on a variety of crafts including weaving projects, writing with quill pens and candle-dipping. The highlights of the week include doing laundry and cooking (Wednesdays), dipping candles (Tuesdays) and cutting firewood and attending Pioneer School (Fridays). At the Pioneer School, the children experience school like it was 100 years ago.

Internships for high school and college age students are available, many have given tours, worked with collections, and completed research which allow them to gain museum experience. For internship information contact the office at the information above.

Power Point Presentations

Please call to learn more about the Power Point presentations offered, 216-221-7343. We are currently working to convert archived Lakewood Historical Society slide shows to digital presentations.

All Power Point presentations are presented by a representative of the Lakewood Historical Society. Downloads are password protected to ensure integrity of the Society Collections.

  • Lakewood History
  • Lakewood in the 1950s
  • Lakewood Architecture
  • Victory on the Homefront (WWII)
  • Jared Potter Kirtland
  • Lakewood Past Remembered
  • Romance in the Lakewood Streets
  • Transportation and Entertainment: Of the Good Old Days
  • Saving the Oldest Stone House