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Historical Society
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Historical Society Officers and Hours E-mail
museum.jpg Officers of the Munroe Falls Historical Society

  • President – Robert Cooper
    Secretary– Lori Lam
  • Treasurer Barb Baltrinic

  • Trustees -
  • Bob Sallaz
    Elsie Ball
    Mary Hudson
    Ann Nieman


Museum Hours
The museum will be open for tours every Sunday in May from noon until 4 pm.

Munroe Falls Historical Society: Meetings & Programs
  • • Programs sponsored by the historical society are relevant to the preservation of local history as well as an exchange of knowledge about the history of Munroe Falls, Summit County and Ohio.
Interested in becoming a member? Click here to download a membership form.
Genealogy E-mail

Baptismal Records
Register of baptisms performed by Rev. Francis M. Green, Stow Township, OH 1871-1876

Death Records
  • McGowan, Reid & Santos Funeral Home records 1923-1994
  • Death record necrology file - Munroe Falls residents
  • Register of funerals performed by F.M. Green, Sow Township, OH - 1873-1908
  • Summit County, OH infirmary burial and miscellaneous records - 1916-1952
  • Summit County death records volume III - 1876-1878 & 1900-1902
  • Summit County will index - 1840-1902
Family Genealogy Records
  • Gaylord
  • Happoldt/Sprigge
  • Heimbaugh
  • Herrick/Johnson
  • Kelsey/Wilcox
  • Marhoffer/Olson
  • Moore
  • North
  • Spriggel/Ritzman
  • Stow
  • Thornton/Guise
Marriage Records
Marriage Records from the National Observer
Register of marriages performed by Rev. F. M. Green, Stow Township - 1875-1910

  • Biographical and Historical Data of Stow Township, 1940 - Frank A. Green
  • History of Munroe Falls, 1980, edited by Dawn Bishop
  • Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, 2000, Marilyn R. Lown
  • Stowaways, 1978, edited by Garnet Byrne
  • Stow, Ohio, Shadows from Its Past, 1972, Peggy Seitz James
  • The Bronson Book, 1886, Charles Cook Bronson
  • The Old Fire Station at Munroe Falls, 2002, Marilyn R. Lown
Historical Library E-mail
Munroe Falls Local History Library
General Information/Who to Contact

• The Munroe Falls Historical Society local history room is open to the public for the purpose of making local history materials accessible to individuals seeking information about Munroe Falls and surrounding communities.

• The reference library contains volumes pertaining to the histories of Ohio, Summit County, Akron, Brimfield, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Twinsburg, Northampton, Tallmadge, Stow and Munroe Falls.

• The archival collection consists primarily of news clippings, photographs, periodicals, maps, videos and cassette tapes.  Content includes biographies, oral histories, interviews, civic-cultural data, education documents, obituary files, and historic site inventories.

• Special collections include Munroe Falls Paper Company, Summit County Home, Cuyahoga River Collection, Munroe Falls Garden Club and Stow-Munroe Falls Grandmothers Club.

Collections from individuals include: Rev. Raymond Gaylord, Rev. Leo Gregory, Richard Smetts, Wilbur Gaylord, Carl Donaldson and Maxine and Snowden Kline.

There is no charge to do personal research, and inquiries are handled in person, by phone, and by mail or e-mail.

Contact Person
Robert Cooper  330-882-3700

Partial Listing of Historical Resource Materials
The following is a partial listing of historical resource materials on file in Munroe Falls Historical Society Archives and Special Collections: 
Diaries/Record Books
  • Diary:  Charles Nelson Gaylord - 1899
  • Ledger: Village of Munroe Falls- 1926
  • Munroe Falls Methodist Episcopal Church Record book - 1908-12
Scapbooks/Photo Albums
  • Carl Donaldson scrapbook
  • Haggeman  Photograph Album - Late 1800s - Early 1900s
  • Series Scrapbooks - Contains news clippings - 1960s
  • Munroe Falls Sesquicentennial photos - 1988
  • Munroe Falls Historical Society - 1994 to the present
Special Collections
  • Raymond Gaylord Collection - Correspondence - Photographs - News- Clippings and Pamphlets - Stow Christian Church and Stow History
  • Maxine Kline Collection - Correspondence - Photographs
  • Munroe Falls Garden Club Collection - Minutes - Yearly program booklets - Scrapbooks
  • Munroe Falls Mothers Club Collection - Minutes - Yearly program booklets - Scrapbooks
  • Munroe Falls Paper Company Collection - SONOCO Products Periodicals - Photographs - History of Munroe Falls paper mill
  • Munroe Falls Veterans Memorial - Inception files - Minutes -News clippings
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Grandmother's Club - Minutes - Pin - Miscellaneous
  • Summit County Home Collection - News Clippings - Maps - Photgraphs
Partial Listing of Historical Resource Materials
  • News clipping files
  • Accidents
  • Artists and Authors
  • Biographies
  • Businesses
  • Council Meetings
  • Crime 
  • Fire Department
  • Historic Sites/Ohio Historic Inventories
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Munroe Falls Historical Society Events
Oral Histories/ Interviews
  • Blates, Dorothy Moore - 1996
  • Brust, Helen 1993
  • Cook, Ellanore Yarger - 1993
  • Doane, Gladys and Philip - 1995
  • Gregory, Rev Leo - 1976
  • Olson, Harry Leroy - 1977
  • Schneider, Melvin - 1994
  • Seese, Marvin and Ginny - 1993
Programs on Cassette Tape
  • Donaldson, Carl - 1975            
  • Gaylord, Rev. Raymond - 1999
  • AI Remember@ Program:  Jack Stevic, Shirley North Stebbins and Terry Schneider - 2004
Video Tapes
  • Munroe Falls Sesquicentennial - 1988          
  • Stow/Munroe Falls Third Grade Local History Video - 1992
  • Munroe Falls Postmasters
  • ATHE Bulletin@ - Munroe Falls Village Newspaper - 1954-1957