Date:                  Sunday April 16 at 2:00 PM                        
Subject:             The restored McDowell Philips House
Speakers:          Brian Feron, President Medina County Historical Society and guides
Place:                Medina County Historical Society, McDowell Phillips house
                          205 South Prospect Street, Medina, Ohio 44256 www.medinacountyhistoricalsociety.com
The Medina County Historical Society is 101 years old and has been preserving the county history for that entire period. The McDowell Phillips House was considered the largest private home in Medina. The construction on this Queen Anne Shingle-Style house was begun in 1890 and finished in 1892 and was in the same family from that time until the MCHS acquired it in 2019.  Original building cost was $10,000 and it was designed by Medina native George Nettleton who had a successful architecture firm in Detroit.  The home was built by the Gruninger Brothers of Medina and includes twelve rooms, seven bedrooms, seven fireplaces, two full bathrooms, an attic cistern, a basement chemical plant to produce gas for lighting, and a dumbwaiter to carry items between floors from the basement to the attic.  The family was home to four generations of bankers, insurance agents, merchants and educators.  Come and learn about the dumbwaiter and other unique features of this house. Adjacent and on street parking.

Miss Molly's Tea Room, 140 Washington Street (2 blocks away) is open on Sundays for lunch at noon.

Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or email saklann@netzero.net by Friday, April 8.  Covid-19 Restriction:  Masks may be required depending on governmental health recommendations and/or host preference at the time of the event.

Date:                Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 PM
Subject:           Tour of Frostville Museum - A living history museum of 19th-century Ohio
Speakers:        Knowledgeable representatives from Frostville staff and Olmsted Historical Society Members
Place:              24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted - at corner of Cedar Point and Lewis roads, just to the east of Columbia
                        Road, and within the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation.
                        There is a Columbia Road interchange, near Great Northern Mall, on I-480

The museum complex consists of seven historic buildings and two new structures maintained and operated by the Olmsted Historical Society. We expect to see the interiors of a the majority of them.  The Prechtel House (1876) is original to the site, with the other buildings - store,  barn, church, carriage house, schoolhouse, and other structures - all having joined the complex at various times. Much restoration has taken place; buildings are furnished appropriately, with the barn filled with farm equipment and other historical materials related to the Township's history. The tour may interest you in coming back to Frostville on a Saturday morning when a large farmers' market is held through the year.

You may also wish to visit, before or after the tour, the Grand Pacific Junction in nearby downtown Olmsted Falls - just three miles away south on Columbia Road.  This complex, within a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, includes many boutiques including two antique shops, a historic hotel, restaurants including a tearoom an ice cream parlor, and charming landscaping. A free brochure with details on the site history is available at various sites.  If there is still time you may also want to visit other shops as well as see the exteriors of many private 19th-century buildings in that community.

The Frostville Museum has its own parking lot.  The bridge just south of Frostville on Cedar Point Road has been closed. If that is still the case in May, Frostville must be approached from the north on either Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or email saklann@netzero.net by Sunday, April 30th
Covid-19 Restriction:  Masks may be required depending on governmental health recommendations and/or host preference at the time of the event.
Date:                        Saturday & Sunday, June 24 and 25, commencing at 11:00 am on Saturday 
Subject:                   Mid-Century Splendor:  Architect William B. Morris and His Residential Portfolio
Speakers:                 Rabbi Roger C. Klein, The Temple-Tifereth Israel
                                 Martina Morris, daughter of the architect
Place:                        The Hartzmark Room, The Temple-Tifereth Israel
                                 26000 Shaker Boulevard
                                 Beachwood, Ohio  44122  
The program will convene at 11:00 am on Saturday.  Rabbi Roger Klein, a close friend of Mr. Morris, will remark on the man and his works.  Martina Morris will speak more extensively about the architectural portfolio of her father with an emphasis on his realized designs in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.  An itinerary with directions to the homes designed by Mr. Morris to be visited during the weekend will be distributed at the time of the talk.  At the conclusion of this portion of the program, at approximately noon, attendees will break for lunch on their own.  The group will reconvene at 1:30 pm on Saturday at the site of the first house to be visited with additional homes to follow, thereafter, with activities ending by 5:30 pm.  The group will reassemble on Sunday at 1:00 pm at the first of the remaining houses to be toured.  The program will conclude by 5:00 pm. 
Directions:  The Temple is located on the eastbound branch of Shaker Boulevard, a short distance east of the intersection of Shaker Boulevard and Richmond Road.  Ample parking is available at The Temple; however, only limited parking may be available near some of the homes on the tour.  Carpooling is advised if possible. 

Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Friday, June 16.  Reservations are mandatory and limited.  

Covid-19 Restriction:  Masks may be required depending on governmental health recommendations and/or host preference at the time of the event.