The Geauga County Historical Society ensures that the history of Geauga County is preserved for the education and appreciation of present and future generations.
Our fully restored Century Village Museum, located in Burton, Ohio is an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the turn of the 19th century. The Museum contains over twenty historically authentic buildings, more than 20,000 museum artifacts, and a working farm with a sugar bush for making maple syrup.
Century Village Museum provides guided goup tours, offers educational programs and hosts numerous festivals and special events each year including; Civil War Reenactment, Antique Power and Steam Show, Apple Butter Festival and Raccoon County Music Festival.
The Geauga County Historical Society will be offering monthly speakers on different historical topics. Patrons are encourage to pack a lunch and enjoy luch with a view, attend a lecture on a fascinating subject and then take a guided tour of our historic village. There is no cost to members for the lecture and the tour. Non members are $5.00 for the lecture and $7.00 for the guided tour.
June 2, 2013 Sylvia Wiggins, The Underground Railroad
July 14, 2013 Susan Powers, Edwardian Fashions
Aug. 11, 2013 Bill Jackson, Resorts of Little Mountain
Sept. 22, 2013 Sandy Mueller, Memories of Crystal Beach Park, Vermillion, Ohio
Oct. 22, 2013 Cheryl McClellan, Prehistoric People of Northeast Ohio
Nov. 10, 2013 Bill Jackson, Retrospective of 1913 in Geauga County
All lectures begin at 1:30pm and will be presented in the Auburn Church at
Century Village Museum.
The Geauga County Historical Society is seeking to identify all current Geauga County residents who are veterans of World War II.
The Historical Society will be hosting a tribute dinner for the veterans on Saturday evening, May 25, at Century Village Museum's Bond Building. The tribute dinner is part of a major weekend-long event to commemorate the World War II era.
The Historical Society hopes to extend a personal invitation to every Geauga County World War II veteran and a guest to attend the dinner free of charge. In order o acheive that goal, the Historical Society needs to learn those veterans' names, addresses and contact information.
Please help the Historical Society connect with these members of our "Greatest Generation" so they can be given the honor they deserve. If you or someone you know is a veteran of World War II-related activities please contact our office and let us know.
In addition to the tribute dinner, there will be a free outdoor feature film presented Friday evening on the village green of Century Village Museum. On Saturday, rare WWII armament, equipment and memorabilia will be on exhibit. Saturday evening, a "USO Dance" will follow the tribute dinner. Tickets for Saturday's events will be sold separately. The dinner tickets are $25.00 per person and the dance tickets are $7.50 per person. Seats are limited so please call our office to reserve your place at 440/834-1492.
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