South Euclid - Lyndhurst Historical Society - est. 1966

Our Vision:
Connecting our Communities, People, and Ideas through History.


Placeholder  ImageThe South Euclid - Lyndhurst Historical Society has been serving the Greater Cleveland, Ohio community ever since 1966. We operate a museum (est. 1977) and give history talks at area schools, clubs, churches, and other organizations. We also meet periodically with lectures on various historic topics pertinent to our cities and area.
   Browse our Web site to get more information about us. Join us on Facebook. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a  member, e-mail us at or call us at 216-970-2333
or 440-449-1997.

The question most often asked of us is “What's happening to the Telling Mansion?” Our president recently toured the facility and observed a partial but major renovation of the living room and annex transforming that area into the future home of the Museum of American Porcelain Art (MAPA). The museum is expected to open to the public later in 2017 or early 2018. While porcelain art continues to be produced in many parts of the world, this museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of American Porcelain Art which has all but disappeared here in the United States. MAPA will have the most extensive collection of American porcelains, archives of significant achievements and a reference library of porcelain second to none in the world.  You can visit their recently constructed website at

 Our museum is in the Caretaker’s cottage of that estate and is in the process of moving to the mansion’s Gatehouse.


You deserve a brick today! You can order a signature brick for our patio. Click here for form.

And we could still use a few more essays for our centennial book. Click here for the guidelines.

Please take a couple minutes to view our Virtual Exhibits on Mr. Telling & his mansion and some lighting devices at our museum.

Notre Dame College’s Library hosted three talks organized by Jay Haarburger that are now online.
Feb 2014Jay on South Euclid & Lyndhurst History
Nov 2014 Dr. Roy Larick on Euclid Township Geology
and Jay on area Prehistory (American Indians).


South Euclid is on sale at our museum, the Notre Dame College Library, the South Euclid Community Center,, and other locations. All proceeds benefit the Society Museum.

For a brief introduction to our museum :
Click here if your computer can handle a PowerPoint slideshow (about 5 minutes).
Click here to view the slides at your own pace and in normal web site form (html).

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