Olmsted Historical Society - Frostville Museum

Preserving the Past and the Present for the Future

24101 Cedar Point Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Located at the corner of
Lewis and Cedar Point Roads
in the
Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

Frostville Museum is a living history of 19th century Ohio, located in North Olmsted at the corner of Cedar Point and Lewis Roads in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation. Our goal is to preserve the past and present for the future.

The museum consists of six historic buildings maintained and run by the Olmsted Historical Society. These buildings include: Prechtel House (the only home original to this site), Jenkin's Cabin, Brigg's House, Carpenter House, Stearns Carriage House, and Frostville Village Church.  The Gifford General Store, Strelau Events Barn, and Wensink Display Barn are also a part of the village. In 2016, the society moved the Thompson House to Frostville Museum.  This building and a school house will soon be a part of our museum.

Records from our archives show that the Olmsted Historical Society was founded in May of 1953. The society incorporated as a non-profit association in 1961. In 1968, the society's name was changed to the Olmsted Historical Society focusing on the history of the entire original township.

The name Frostville has historic significance in this part of the Western Reserve.
Dr. Elias Carrington Frost settled on Kennedy Ridge road around 1819. In the early part of the 1800s, this region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. He opened a post office on his farm in 1829. The postal station was named Frostville although it was within the township first called Lenox and later named Coe Ridge. The official name of the postal station was eventually changed to Olmsted. It seemed appropriate to reclaim this early name for the museum complex.

The Olmsted Historical Society, which manages Frostville Museum, has over 180 members, many of whom contribute time, labor and craftsmanship to the preservation of the grounds and facilities.  During planned events, many members dress in period attire giving the feel of the 1800s.

Throughout the year we hold a number of activities. All of our events are family friendly. We encourage you to stop down, enjoy the activities, bring a picnic lunch or buy from our vendors. We offer fun in the outdoors and a chance to experience our history. Check the Events tab to the right for a printable version of the years' upcoming events.

Frostville Village Church may be rented for weddings. Contact Cindy Lentz at 440.476.5552 for contract information or by email at: Frostvillecindy@gmail.com .

If you are interested in becoming a member and volunteering your time, please fill out a membership form at the Membership Form link to the right and mail it to Olmsted Historical Society, P.O. Box 38144, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. Questions may be left with Bob Lamb on our voice mail at 440.779.0280 .

Frostville Farmers' Market Summer Hours
(9:00 - 1:00)
Every Saturday
May 6th thru October 28th

This page last modified on Monday, September 11, 2017