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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:



Annual Shunpike Shoppe 2019
Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22 from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Raffle: Hand-quilted patchwork quilt, blue and white "Tumbling Blocks." Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for 5.00. (Drawing at Brooklyn Fall Fest, Sept. 28, 2019) See photo on Facebook.
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


"Walk the Shunpike plus one"...

Cuyahoga County Library Brooklyn Branch, 4480 Ridge Rd., will host a "bag of books for $3.00" on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Meet the new branch manager, Kathleen Sullivan

Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4470 Ridge Rd., will be selling burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Brooklyn Community/Senior Center, 7727 Memphis Ave., will host a garage sale on Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will have lots of treasures, tasty snacks and lunch items as well.


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


Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 Brooklyn Fall Fest, Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park & Senior Community Center. Music, kids games, pumpkin painting, face painting, hayrides, food trucks, craft show, organization booths.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 7:00 pm. General Meeting, Speaker, Mike Lytle, "Movable Bridges of the Cleveland Flats."
Sunday, December 8th, 2019, Noon. Members' Christmas Brunch



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

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