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The Lakewood Historical Society Traveling Trunk Program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


The Lakewood Historical Society offers a variety of services to the community such as tours, trunks and display items (for locked display cases) at no cost. Tours are available for groups by making arrangements via or 216-221-7343.

Traveling trunks contain objects representing a specific time periods which participants can handle. Current topics include schools in early Lakewood and education techniques, the evolution of the immigrant experience, the industrial revolution in Rockport, WWI and the Spanish flu quarantine, and how society changed during WWII as well as women’s roles in the war effort. The presentations focus on the Common Core curriculum’s elements of working with primary and secondary sources and helping students see wider global history through the oculus of their home town.

The Lakewood Historical Society also works with teachers and the Recreation Department to host the Ohio Heritage Camp at the beginning of each summer, camp is for children entering the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  During the week-long camp, the kids enjoy tours of the museum and work on a variety of crafts including weaving projects, writing with quill pens and candle-dipping.  The highlights of the week include doing laundry and cooking (Wednesdays), dipping candles (Tuesdays) and cutting firewood and attending Pioneer School (Fridays).  At the Pioneer School, the children experience school like it was 100 years ago.

Internships for high school and college age students are available, many have given tours, worked with collections, and completed research which allow the them to gain museum experience. For internship information contact the office at the information above.

Please Click here to learn more about the Traveling Trunk Program and available Powerpoint Presentations.


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

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