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:
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!
One of our fund raisers is the "Old School" Golf Outing & Dinner at Bunker Hill Golf Course on April 25th, 2020. Click the button below for more details on reservations, sponsorships and more! You don't need to golf to attend or help us out.
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.
There was a lot to celebrate on the morning of November 25th as we broke ground for the new building. Read the article here:
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.
Thanks to Engelke Construction Services, with many Brunswick alumni on staff, who have taken over Project management. Mike Vrsansky is our Project manager.
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.
Do you have a history with Edwards and/or Visintainer schools? Did you attend or were you employed at either building? Both buildings will be razed in 2020 and the Brunswick Area Historical Society is trying to preserve and recreate a portion of them with a new building at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road.
Once the buildings start to come down, we will be selling bricks with certificates so you can keep a physical memory of the building. But in the meantime, we need to raise funds to build the new structure.
We are partnering with Brunswick High graduate Chad Gibson and his team at Bunker Hill Golf Course for our golf outing fundraiser.
If you can devote an hour or two of your time to network with others and spread the word about our golf outing next spring, we can use your help.
To succeed, Chad is asking us to find additional volunteers to accomplish our goals. If you are interested in being a part of preserving our local history, and want to make an impact on our community, then with a little bit of help from an army of volunteers we can make a significant difference.
Contact us for information on how you can help!
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.
Thanks to all our vendors and to everyone who came out to the farm for a tremendously successful year. See you in 2020!!
We will have a soup cookoff on March 5 at the Brunswick Eagles Club. Check local papers and
Cable TV for information as the time gets closer. If you would like to be a soup maker, email us
Full details at the top of this page.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide more to the citizens of Brunswick (including the school project.)
Read our current and past copies of our newsletter, The Curator. Stay up to date about what we are doing!
Over the years, many articles about the vast history of the Brunswick Area have been written in local newspapers.
We found this book while cleaning out some old files. View the scans of pages of Alumni Association meeting notes from the early 1900s.
Our mission would not be possible without our members. Please click below for our latest brochure which contains a membership application form and more information about what we do! Join today!!