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Look Up as you walk through downtown Chagrin Falls and find signs of Village History

Chagrin Falls Historical Society
87 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH • 44022
(440) 247-4695 •

Hours: 2-7 pm Thursdays

11am-3 pm Saturday
-or by appointment-


Now you can order your favorite books about the history of Chagrin Falls on-line.  We will carefully wrap them and mail them media mail.  If you are local, we can make arrangements for you to pick your purchase up at the museum--or we might even be able to bring it to your home.

CHAGRIN FALLS -­ An Ohio Village History

New Edition Now Available!

A Best Seller, full of photographs from the Historical Society's collection.  $45.00  read more

The Drawings of Max Barnard 
Serapio R. Zalba, Editor, Ronald H. Humphrey, Graphics Editor
Award-­winning primitive artist.-$25  read more


The Stranahan Folding Canvas Boat Company of Chagrin Falls  by Don Barriball
The local company that made historic boats, sold around the world, that won an International Medallion in London in 1883.

$4  Read more

The History of the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls   by Don Barriball
The largest local manufacturing business which made our famous sad irons, lathes, iron banks, etc., sold around the world. -$18  Read more

History of Chagrin Hardware Company  by Don Barriball
The oldest continuously operating local store, as it changed its merchandise from Harleys and Fords to refrigerators and coal. $15  read more

History of the Cleveland and Chagrin Falls Interurban Railway
by Don Barriball
Full of pictures and stories about the Interurban network that ran from Cleveland, through Chagrin Falls to Garretsville.-$22  read more

Annies Annecdotes
Stories about growing up in Chagrin Falls, and the celebration of Seasons and Holidays by Anne Gumprecht, who was born and raised in Chagrin.-$7  read more

A Taste of Chagrin
A Cookbook of recipes of Soups and Breads by Historical Society Members.  Illustrated with pictures of some of Chagrin's Historical Homes.-$12  read more

Mill Town on the Chagrin River: The History of Early Mills and Foundries in Chagrin Falls, Ohio  by Don Barriball
A detailed history of the early development of Chagrin Falls with many illustrations and pictures. $22  read more


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Chagrin Falls Historical Society
87 East Washington Street - Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
P.O. Box 515