A major goal for the museum is to save, protect and restore fast disappearing Northern Ohio history. Continue reading
Many Photographers frequent the Museum and Village. We welcome everyone to come a spend a day finding the view that speaks to you. Continue reading
Sally had a really red fence.
The Fryburg Telegraph office is located in the Randolph Post Office building. Continue reading
…It’s been considerable work getting this building back in shape. Continue reading
The museum has just acquired a 1934 REO Fire Truck. Continue reading
It’s been a busy month at the museum.
This is a building that never should have been moved.
Mike Hotz and a friend came to Richfield in 1878. They went to work at Killiffer’s Blacksmith Shop. Some years later Mike built his own shop. …That was later to cause some confusion for various of Richfield’s officialdom. Continue reading
Photos by Arlan Heiser
John Casto was the head printer at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron. Continue reading
Photo by Arlan Heiser (Picture taken with infrared camera.)
The last murder committed in Summit Co. for which the perpetrator was hung, was done in the Highjack House.
Before electricity came to Richfield, much of the town’s butchering was done by Mr’s. Eastwood and Rooy. Continue reading
Photo by Arlan Heiser
I went for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park one day. I am told that there are over a thousand Indian sites (mounds, camps, villages, ceremonial places and more) within the area now part of the park. I was dowsing for a mound that was supposed to be somewhere in the woods near Wetmore Rd. Continue reading
I received a call from one of the local golf courses. It was time to move the outhouse that had been standing for years near one of the greens. Continue reading
The Rev. Searles was the preacherman at the Hinckley Baptist Church quite some years ago. He lived just down the road from the church. Behind his home is what may be one of the oldest barns in Ohio. Continue reading
I remember years ago visiting the Knopp Farm, on Columbia Rd. Richfield Twp., Summit Co. Of the two homes on the farm, there was “Uncle” Frank’s house. Every winter he closed up the rest of the house and lived in the kitchen. It was the only room he could keep warm with his wood stove. Continue reading
The Lloyd Davis Barn (Lloyd was Buzzy and Roy Davis’s uncle) is finished and an addition was added in the spring of ’09.
This is an interesting building. Almost nothing is known about its original use, or its original name.
Some forty years ago, Mr Firestone began acquiring acreage in Bath Twp., Summit Co. He eventually purchased about 2,000 acres for his estate.