Meeting Note

 This months regular meeting has been cancelled.   We are hoping to hold the next meeting on June 25th at 7pm in the big red barn at Heritage Farms on Laurel Rd.   Dave Goodyear will be giving a talk on the only firefighter in Brunswick to lose his life during a fire. 

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Keep the Doors to the Past OPEN!

Edwards Middle School is scheduled for demolition in 2020 and we're going "Old School"

Our plan is to save the front entrances of the Edwards building and move them to Heritage Farm. We will incorporate them into a new building where we will recreate an old classroom and house historic school documents.  We have received approval on the new building and plans are moving ahead at full speed.   We will be announcing some fund raisers in the near future, but you can help any time by donating using the Donate Now button below.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!

There are several fund raisers in the planning stages so keep watching this page for details:

  • Adopt-a-Brick sale of bricks from the Edwards and Visintainer buildings
  • Paver Brick sale


Contact us at brunswickAreaHistory@gmail.com for more information or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.   Donations can be sent to PO Box 714, Brunswick, OH 44212.   Or you can donate on line using the Donate Now button below! 

Farmer's Market - will return June 14th!

Farmer's Market will be held from 11am to 2 pm, beginning June 14 and running every Sunday until October 4th.  

  • Everyone who attends -- vendors and visitors -- must wear a face covering (mask or scarf). 
  • No food will be prepared on site but bakers and preserve makers are welcome as long as they have followed health department rules.
  • While we won't be making hot dogs or popcorn, the Historical Society will have bottled beverages for sale.
  • We hope to have musician Ken Uram and other solo musicians back because we can social distance properly in the barn.
  • Vendors can contact us for information via email or the house phone (although it's not continually monitored).

Obviously, the situation is subject to change based on prevailing state and local rules and guidelines.   Watch this space for the latest information.  Hope to see you soon!

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The New Building (as of 1/17/2020)

Building Updates

President Carl Bilski and Ken Cleveland

Ground Breaking on November 25th!

There was a lot to celebrate on the morning of November 25th as we broke ground for the new building.   Read the article here:

Thanks to Ken Cleveland

On Oct. 8, Carl Bilski (on the left in the picture), president of the Brunswick Area Historical Society, accepted a check for $10,000 from Ken Cleveland, whose foundation donated the money toward the new building.   

Project Management

Thanks to Engelke Construction Services, with many Brunswick alumni on staff, who have taken over Project management. Mike Vrsansky is our Project manager.

Fund Raising

The donation above and the state grant received through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission have allowed us to get the project started.   But we still need to raise more money to cover the remainder of the costs including utility setup fees, finishing the interior and more.   See elsewhere on this page for how to help.

First Christian Church

Sadly, First Christian Church on Center Rd recently closed after 184 years.   The church has been sold to Tri-C, which is good, but it is going to be demolished.  However, the pastor and members have generously donated a number of precious artifacts to the Historical Society.   


Click here to see pictures and further information about the artifacts and the church.

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Old School Trivia Night - Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm

The event was held at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd in Brunswick.   The event was a great success and puts us a lot closer to our goal for the new building!    Many thanks to Judy Galo and her team for all their hard work in the planning and execution of this event.   


Click here to read the article from the Brunswick Sun about the event!

2020 Upcoming Events

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Farmers Market starts again on June 14th, 2020

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide more to the citizens of Brunswick (including the school project.)    

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Over the years, many articles about the vast history of the Brunswick Area have been written in local newspapers.  


Old Brunswick High Alumni Notes

Old Brunswick High Alumni Notes

Old Brunswick High Alumni Notes

We found this book while cleaning out some old files.   View the scans of pages of Alumni Association meeting notes from the early 1900s.

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Brunswick Area Historical Society

4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212, United States

(330) 441-0292

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