Peninsula Library and Historical Scoiety

Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum

The Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum is a branch of the Peninsula Library and Historical Society organized for the purpose of interpreting and promoting the area's history through permanent and special exhibits. The Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum is housed on the second floor of the historic Boston Township Hall, which was built in 1887. For more information click here to visit the museum section of the site.


1775 Main Street
2nd Floor
Peninsula, Ohio 44264

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  • Wednesday: 12-4
  • Friday: 12-4
  • Saturday: 12-4
  • Sunday: 12-4

The museum can also be opened by special arrangement for group visits by calling 330-657-2665 or 330-657-2892.

Feature Exhibit

Bits and Pieces: Unpuzzling Our Past

This exhibit brings together a variety of our holdings which uncover famous personalities, extraordinary events, and notable places from our community’s unique history within six categories. These categories include: Artists, Inventors, Events, Celebrities, Sensations, and Disasters. Some of our featured items include: major league baseball player Scotty Ingerton, the Peninsula Gold Hunt of 1945, PVC inventor Waldo Semon, the headless Civil War Monument, the Flood of 1913, local artists Walt Scott, William Sommer, and Honoré Guilbeau Cooke and the Barnum and Bailey Circus parading through the streets of Peninsula. Please feel free to stop by and view our exhibit!

Other Exhibits & Projects

Boston Township Then and Now: A Bicentennial Portrait

Similar in design to the exhibit on Peninsula’s sesquicentennial, this exhibit features iconic photographs from Boston Township’s two-hundred year history. Selected historic images were chosen as the basis for the “then” part of this exhibit. Modern views of these same scenes are placed side-by-side so that viewers can make observations and comparisons. The “now” photographs are primarily the work of our multi-talented Page, Nicole Anderson. Captions below the images guide the viewer by putting the images in their proper context. The Community Scrapbook wall will continue as we encourage donations and additions to this part of the exhibit. Boston Township Then and Now: A Bicentennial Portrait will debut on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011.

Be part of our Community Scrapbook!

Do you have a favorite photograph of local people, places, or events of any era? If so, tell us about it! Bring your document or photograph in to the Library—we’ll make a copy and return the original to you. We will then post the copy of your photo on our Community Scrapbook Wall.

Ohio Memory Project

The Peninsula Library and Historical Society and The Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum are participants in the Ohio Memory Project sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society. To view some of our images, please visit and search Peninsula Library and Historical Society.