The Lakewood Historical Society

Women's Board Holiday Wreath Sale

Celebrate the holiday season by displaying this beautiful handcrafted 24-inch wreath created of mixed greens and pinecones. The Lakewood Historical Society’s Women’s Board has been creating holiday wreaths since 1986.

This year we have decorated the wreath with a beautiful double bow of gold and holiday plaid ribbon. Hanging from the center is a perfectly sized bright red lantern that can support an electric tea light (not included), welcoming all to your home.

These wreaths make a wonderful gift for family, friends, and business associates. Order several and finish your holiday shopping early!

Wreaths and note cards will be available for pick up at

the Haber Family Center for History, 13314 Detroit Avenue.

Th., November 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fri., November 20 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sat., November 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sun., November 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New this year! Curbside pick up available.

Fall Sale at the Haber Family Center for History

Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Safe

Lakewood Historical Society is hosting a Fall Sale October 16 & 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 13314 Detroit Ave. We cancelled our spring sales due to the stay at home orders and our storage spaces are overflowing! We have a wide variety of items for this unique sale. Lots of mid century modern items from tabletop to lamps- glass, plastic and chrome galore. Are you hosting Thanksgiving? We have everything you need to make the upcoming holidays perfect. Sets of china and dishes, gravy boats, pots and pans, utensil and small appliances, linen and festive fall items to set the perfect table. Other items include jewelry, furniture, games and puzzles, craft supplies, lots of framed artwork, lamps, and one of a kind decorative items. We are hosting the sale with safety protocols in mind. Please enter through the front doors, wear a mask and maintain distance while you peruse our treasures.

Where: Haber Family Center for History, 13314 Detroit Avenue

When: Friday & Saturday October 16 & 17, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

Summer Membership Drive

Thank you for your interest in Historical Society membership. It certainly has its benefits.

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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.)

The Lakewood Historical Society offices are reopening with limited, staggered staffing on Tuesday, Thursday, 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. Donation drop-offs are currently suspended. (Special arrangements can be made in outstanding circumstances. Please call, (216) 221-7343.)

The Oldest Stone House is closed for the season to regular tours, but tours are available by appointment. Online tours of our virtual OSH are also available.

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 will begin with a Fall Sale at the Haber Family Center for History on October 16 & 17, 2020 from 9am to 3pm each day.

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

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 cancellation of Spring sales and 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.

Thank you,

The Lakewood Historical Society

Featured Pages

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

We missed having our Ohio Heritage Summer Camp this year, here you will find some DYI at home instructions for some of our favorite camp activities.

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

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.