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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:


Upcoming events:


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:00 pm. Summer Potluck.


Annual Shunpike Shoppe —Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

Hand-quilted Quilt Raffle (Drawing at Brooklyn Fall Fest, Sept. 28, 2019)
Herb and specialty breads
Bakery, Amish jams and jellies
Chive blossom and hot pepper vinegar
Hand-loomed rugs, scrubbers
Lavender sachets and catnip toys
Houseplants and perennials
Fall scarves and hats
Potholders and potholder towels
Child, adult and OSU fleece throws
Keepsake Brooklyn ornaments
Spring and "naked lady" bulbs
Vintage elephants
Ongoing Brooklyn area history presentation, Brooklyn Village schools
Quilting and two harness loom weaving demos
Museum tours


Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 Brooklyn Fall Fest, Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park & Senior Community Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 7:00 pm. General Meeting, Speaker, Mike Lytle, "Movable Bridges of the Cleveland Flats."


Recent events:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 pm. General Meeting, Speaker, Rebecca McFarland, “Early Breweries of Cleveland.”

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm. General Meeting, Speaker, Chuck Klein, “Building of the Terminal Tower.”
Also....Spring Quilt Raffle, “Good Morning Sunshine,” hand-quilted and hand-appliquéd quilt.

Wednesday, 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.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, Christmas brunch.


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.

Member of the Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council