• Opened the storefront museum 1/19/16
  • Secured a Neighborhood Connections Grant to assist with our operating funds
  • Secured a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Grant to purchase PastPerfect Museum software to catalog our collection and help begin our scanning and digitizing of The Brooklyn News
  • Participated in Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation's "Summer Cinemas" events
  • Table at the Cuyahoga County Fair
  • Memorial Day service at Cemetery
  • Participated in the Bedford Heights Strawberry Festival at the Local History table
  • Table at the Euclid Beach Park Event
  • Created t-shirts as a fundraiser
  • Pancake fundraiser at Applebee's
  • Sales of Old Brooklyn books
  • Candy bar sales


  • Preserving Old Brooklyn History
    • More oral history for publishing! Seniors and current/former business owners were interviewed. See our new publication.
  • Memorial Service at Cemetery
  • Field trip to Dunham Tavern
  • Table at the Cuyahoga County Fair
  • Candy bar sales


  • Candy bar sales
  • Compiling and publishing of Old Brooklyn, Images of America Series, Arcadia Publishing
  • Memorial Service at Cemetery


  • Preserving Old Brooklyn History. We are pleased to to have received $2502 funding through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s 2013 Project Support II grant program toward this project.
    • digitization of Brooklyn Times/Brooklyn Parma Times issues from 1920-1950;
    • digitization & printing of Rhodes Review (James Ford Rhodes High School) student newspaper 1944-1949 issues (see Gallery-Rhodes Review);
    • preparation of 180-220 pictures with annotations for for a book about Old Brooklyn to be published by Arcadia Publishing, leading local history niche publisher.


  • Speaking of Old Brooklyn... book sales
  • Business Meetings with speakers and refreshments
  • Participation in Neighborhood Connections Collaborative History Group with City of Cleveland Historical Societies
  • Civil War Event, with Civil War displays of quilts, books, personal mementoes, Abraham and Mrs. Lincoln portrayals, Civil War period food sale, speakers on various topics related to the Civil War, May 12 [flyer]
  • Participation in the Pop Up Pearl event May 19
  • Memorial Day Gathering at the Broadview/Brooklyn Burial Ground, May 28
  • Sold candy bars at OBCDC Movie Night Loew Park, June 22, and Old Brooklyn Community Pot Luck/Movie Night, on August 17.
  • Our first HSOB potluck picnic at Brookside Park, July 13
  • Continued work on our blogs with the Neighborhood Connections Small Museum Group on June 26 and August 9
  • Participated in the Brooklyn Centre Bicentennial Celebration, August 12
  • Attendance at Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Grant seminars


  • Candy bar sales
  • Community Breakfast with homemade waffles
  • Luncheon Grilling at the Sausage Shoppe
  • Oral History Interviews - "Senior to Senior"
  • Compiling and publishing of Speaking of Old Brooklyn... book
  • Memorial Service at Cemetery
  • New HSOB t-shirts
  • Identify pictures in Old Brooklyn News
  • Pop Up Pearl participants with:
    • Producers Milk photos
    • Old Brooklyn “Is This Your Grandma?” photos
    • Petitions to show interest in having a museum
    • Flyers advertising our meetings