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The Brooklyn Historical Society's Museum is located at 4442 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144. It is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other days by appointment. Closed holiday weekends. Library by appointment only, not a lending library.


Meetings are usually held at 7:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month during March, April, May, June, September and October.


We encourage organizations and groups to plan special tours to visit the museum. Please call 216-749-2804 during open hours for special events, meeting dates and scheduling tours. If you do not receive an answer, please call one of the numbers suggested on the recording. Email:




Tues., March 24, Noon. "Welcome Spring" Members' Luncheon Potluck.
Tues., April 21, 10 am – 2 pm.

Wed., April 29, 7 pm. General Meeting. Presenter Ralph Pfingsten, updated "Berea Sandstone Quarries" with Brooklyn section added. New book available for purchase.
Wed., May 27, 7 pm. General Meeting and Spring Quilt Raffle. John Hemsath will present the "History of Playhouse Square."
Sat., June 13. Brooklyn High School Class of 1970 Reunion Tour.
Wed., June 24, 6 pm. General Meeting and Members' Summer Potluck.

Annual Shunpike Shoppe in September – Watch for details here

The 2019 Shoppe included:

Raffle: Hand-quilted patchwork quilt. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for 5.00.
Herb and specialty breads
Bakery, Amish jams and jellies
Chive blossom and hot pepper vinegar
Reusable cloth shopping bags
Houseplants and perennials
New selection of white elephants
Ongoing Brooklyn area history presentation, including Brooklyn City schools
"On the street where you live" binders
Sun News 1948 – 1961+
Brooklyn HS yearbooks 1945 – 2018
Hand-quilting and two-harness loom weaving demos
Museum tours


Shunpike? What's that?? See history HERE.



December 8th, 2019. Members' Christmas Brunch
Oct. 30, 2019 General Meeting, Speaker, Mike Lytle, "Movable Bridges of the Cleveland Flats."
Sept. 28, 2019 Brooklyn Fall Fest Raffle: Hand-quilted patchwork quilt, blue and white "Tumbling Blocks.
Sept. 21-22, 2019 Annual Shunpike Shoppe.
June 26, 2019 Summer Potluck.
April 24, 2019 General Meeting, Speaker, Rebecca McFarland, “Early Breweries of Cleveland.”

May 29, 2019 General Meeting, Speaker, Chuck Klein, “Building of the Terminal Tower.”
Also....Spring Quilt Raffle.
Dec. 2, 2018 Christmas brunch.

Oct. 24, 2018, General meeting at the museum. Program: diver Kevin McGee from C.L.U.E. (Cleveland Underwater Explorers) presented a program on "The Great Storm of 1893" and the 3-masted schooner Riverside which sank in Lake Erie transporting a load of stone from Kelley's Island. This was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded. He showed pictures of the well-preserved vessel on the bottom of Lake Erie.


Flashback...Elvis appeared at Brooklyn High School on October 20, 1955—more than 60 years ago! On October 20, 1998 Brooklyn High School was recognized with a plaque as a landmark for its contribution to rock by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

See the recent Plain Dealer/ article:

Please stay tuned as this site grows.

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