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The Historical Society encourages you to share old photos of your house, stories about events and people related to your house, comments about living in a 100-year-old home, and ideas you have about celebrating your house’s birthday. Post these on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and use #LKWDhome100 so that your postings can be found easily.



“Make History in Lakewood” is a program for owners of century homes. Its purpose is to encourage these home owners to have a party for their house to celebrates its one hundredth birthday.

The Lakewood Historical Society believes that events like a home turning one hundred are significant historical events and should be noted, celebrated, and cherished. The Century Home recognition project is a formal acknowledgement of Lakewood’s growing stock of houses built over one hundred years ago. Make History in Lakewood encourages home owners to move beyond formal recognition of their home and to share this historical treasure with family, relatives, and friends. The program hopes to encourage the planning of some type of social activity that makes your house the center of the activity.

In the one hundred years your house has stood in Lakewood, it has been a witness to thousands and thousands of events – personal, civic, national, and international. It has seen tears of sadness and tears of joy. It has watched styles and fads come and go. It has been a witness to much that is worth thinking and talking about; things worthy of a party.

Participation in Make History in Lakewood can be a simple gathering or an elaborate social affair. “A Guide to 2018” has a section devoted to party ideas including party themes, games, 100-year-old recipes, books, silent films, and more.

Lakewood Historical Society
14710 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
P: 216.221.7343
F: 216.221.0320

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Sundays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
February through November.
Closed major holidays.