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Euclid Historical Museum

Located at 21129 North Street, The Euclid Historical Museum is housed in what was originally Euclid's First High School. The School was built in 1894 and in 1984 became the Historical Museum.

Euclid Historical Museum

With a membership of approximately 150 people, the Museum offers a variety of displays focusing on what life was like in Euclid through the years.

One special display is that of Euclid's native son, Charles F. Brush. Well prior to the claims of Thomas Edison, it is claimed that Brush invented the first electric light by using a carbon stick illuminated by the power generated by a windmill!

When the United States prepared to celebrate its bicentennial, honoring 200 Years of Freedom, each city and state across the country was asked to create something that represents this achievement. Euclid Museum, responded with three legacies.

The first was the dedication of Euclid Heritage Park, the second was the Historical Museum itself and the third was the creation of a time capsule in 1991.

The capsule, which now sits proudly in the rotunda of the New City Hall, received national recognition.

Euclid City Hall

It was the first ever to be stored above ground, insuring that future years would be able to locate it. The capsule was also only the second to deal with the subject of Freedom. The first, however, was buried in Valley Forge Park during World War II and was never found.

Bill Tomsik, Chairman of the Bicentennial events and worker at the Museum, is understandably proud of the recognition their projects received. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger congratulated the work that was done and suggested that other cities/states follow their lead.

The Museum is open every Tuesday from 1 to 4, but will take appointments to open at other times. School trips are always welcome, by appointment. There is no admission fee.

For further information call 216-289-8577.

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