The Historical Village is located on 5 acres at the corner of Caves and Mayfield Roads. The Scotland School House, 1842 Silas Tanner House, Old Town Hall, Interurban Station, and Stone Family Barn are all situated on the property. **NEW** Visit our new Coming Events page!
Scotland Store Restoration Pictures:
Here are a few pictures of the Scotland Store, taken as restoration of the late 19th century general store progressed. If you’d like more detail, go here.
The 1899 General Store as it looked in the spring of 2006.
Here it is on opening day, June 16, 2008. The exterior is complete and the interior is nearly so. All that remained was to do some landscaping!
The Chesterland Historical Foundation is seeking donations of period items to display in the store. Contact the webmaster if you’d like more information about donations!
About the Village…
The Chesterland Historical Foundation began with a donation of five acres of land at the corner of Caves and Mayfield Roads by Mrs. Stockton, daughter of Walter White, a Cleveland industrialist. The White’s had a home in Chester, now on the site of Hawken School, and she decided that some of the historical flavor of the township should be preserved so, in 1973, she donated the acreage, on which stood the 1847 Scotland School, with the stipulation that the land be used to preserve and display the history of the township.
Over the next three decades the foundation obtained and restored five major structures, in addition to several smaller ones, all retaining the historical features present when they were originally constructed.
On the site, the foundation maintains…
Brick Walkway and Garden Project
Situated at the front of the 1842 Tanner house, the walkway is lined with bricks inscribed with names and messages from folks who’ve chosen to support the Village by purchasing a memorial brick.
You are cordially invited to join the growing number of people who’ve chosen to support us by purchasing an inscribed brick for $40. For more information about the program, go here.
The 1850 Old Town Hall, moved from the corner of Sherman and Chillicothe Roads.
The 1842 Silas Tanner house, relocated from the corner of Buckeye
and Mayfield Roads.
You are invited and encouraged…
You may send your membership dues to the Chesterland Historical Foundation, Attention: Membership, P.O. Box 513, Chesterland, OH 44026, or
Call (440) 729-1830 to become a member
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Tours available for civic, school and non-profit groups.
Contact the Chesterland Historical Village for more information.
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