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The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum
P.O. Box 34 - Chardon, Ohio 44024

About Our Organization

      The mission of The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum is to; (1) collect, preserve, and maintain for study, exhibition, and operation, artifacts and memorabilia of the Cleveland and Eastern Traction Company, its predecessors, and its successors and the other interurban systems of northeastern Ohio, as well as streetcar and electric railway equipment of various periods and origin; (2) to provide a source of information of a scientific, historical, and educational nature relating to the origin, development, and use of rail transit equipment and operations, particularly as associated with electric railroads; and (3) to preserve the transportation memories of the last decade of the 1800s through the third decade of the 1900s, the heyday of the interurbans in this country and northeastern Ohio.

      The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum was established in April of 1993 and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio on December 7, 1995 and granted 501(c) (3) status by the Internal Revenue Service on September 15, 1997.

      We hope to educate the public about a simpler time when the county boasted bustling small towns, busy farms and few paved roads to connect them. A time when a handful of entrepreneurs envisioned a network of shining steel rails and sleek electric trolleys to serve the populace of a growing country. The purpose of this web site is to share stories, photographs and other information relating to this interesting period of Ohio's transportation history as well as document the efforts of our group to collect and preserve these memories.

      If you are interested in learning more about our organization visit our Museum located in the basement of the historic 1850 Town Hall at the Chesterland Historical Foundation, located at the corner of Caves and Mayfield Road in Chesterland, Ohio. Generally we're open the first Sunday of each month (April thru October) from 2 to 4 P.M. Guests are also welcome at our monthly business meetings at the Museum. These are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M., April thru September, and 2:00 P.M., October thru March. Due to recent cancellations, please check Our Home Page for up-to-date information.

      You can help support our cause by becoming a member. Members receive our monthly newsletter, as well as discounts on merchandise and special events. Even if you are outside of our geographic region, your support is greatly appreciated. Please click membership form for more information.

      If you have any artifacts or photos that you could loan or would like to donate, please contact us at the address below.

The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum
P.O. Box 34, Chardon, Ohio 44024

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UPDATED 12/27/2021