The Lakewood Historical Society

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.

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

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 through June 1 with a thoughtful reopening beginning in the middle of June.

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, as we are working remotely we will return your call within a few days.

The opening of the Oldest Stone House for the season has been postponed until the State and safety will allow.

We realize that many of our patrons may still be looking for that special something from the Tabletops and SOG sales 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

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.