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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:

  • March 5th, 2020 - Old School Soup Cook-Off - Brunswick Eagles on Pearl Rd
  • April 25th, 2020 - Old School Golf Outing & Dinner - Bunker Hill Golf Course
  • 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! 

Old School Golf Outing

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.



Building Updates

President Carl Bilski and Ken Cleveland

Ground Breaking Coming Soon!

We're hoping to break ground by the end of November.   Keep watching for news!

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.

Volunteers Needed!

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!

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!

Farmer's Market - See you in 2020!

2020 Upcoming Events

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Soup Cook-off - March 5, 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

At brunswickareahistory@gmail.com

Old School Golf Outing - April 25th

Full details at the top of this page.

Farmers Market starts again on June 7th, 2020

Help Our Cause

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

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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News

Read our current and past copies of our newsletter, The Curator.   Stay up to date about what we are doing!

Historical Articles

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


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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Become a Member

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!! 

Brochure 2017 (pdf)

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Brunswick Area Historical Society

4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212, United States

(330) 441-0292

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