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The Gates Mills Historical Society

Preserving Village History Since 1946

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A Pandemic Pause


Village Authors




Visitation has a Pandemic Pause

Unfortunately, The Southwick House Museum currently is closed due to the ongoing coronavirus.  Please e-mail us for further information.



Southwick House exhibits cover Gates Mills history from its founding in the early 1800’s to the present day.  All items have been donated by residents, former residents and  friends of The Southwick House Museum.

 - Period furnishings in the living areas of the house

 - Interurban rail car exhibit

 - Red Fox Inn memorabilia

 - Farming tools of the 1800’s

 - Toys of the 1800’s

 - School materials of the 1800’s

 - Native American artifacts

 - United States Coast Guard Station in Gates Mills

 - Village organizations

 - Annual village activities

 - Books authored by current and past Gates Mills residents

 - Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller: memorabilia from Mrs. Feller

 - Handcrafted furniture by Southwick Family members

 - Books written by the GMHS

Village Authors

Gates Mills is home to more than a few published authors.  What began as a small collection of local authors’ works continues to steadily grow.  The publication dates span decades, and the GMHS is interested in assembling a comprehensive collection of the written word by Gates Mills residents for our library.

Villagers interested in donating copies of books written by fellow residents should please e-mail us.