he Weymouth Preservation Society is dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing the beauty of our historic Western Reserve village. We have restored the historic 1925 Weymouth School into a museum with exhibits of local history. We are open the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 or by appointment.

Local History

Local History 

We have accessioned over 1000 items and photographs relating to our history. Your donations are welcome and will be well documented and cared for.  This sign was on Home Acres Cafe which served chicken dinners in the 1930s.


New Discovery

New Discovery 

We discovered that the New York Public Library has several letters written from Weymouth between 1817 and 1824. One historian went to New York to read them. They are packed with information about delivering a baby in the wilderness, Indians peaking in the cracks between the logs in their “huts”, the formation of the county, and the start of route 3 “from Cleaveland through our village to Wooster and on to Columbus”. We have transcribed them for our records.

Historic Weymouth Cemetery

Historic Weymouth Cemetery Open Daily Dawn to Dusk

The cemetery, located on Remsen Road across from the WPS, has 277 historic graves. There is a self-guiding brochure at the entrance. Free parking at the school. The graves include soldiers from the War of 1812, the township’s first schoolteacher Eliza Northrop, and other interesting people. The gravestones were cleaned and restored by the WPS and the township trustees in 2014.

Where Exactly is Weymouth?

Where Exactly Is Weymouth?

A question that we hear often! The original area of Weymouth was the entire township, into what is now Medina City, and into Granger, Brunswick and Hinckley Townships. Weymouth had the only post office, “high school” (to 8th grade), stores, and churches in that entire area. People got their mail addressed as “Weymouth, Granger Township, Medina county, Ohio”. Other small neighborhoods in the Township were Hamilton’s Corners (one-room schoolhouse and cemetery), Fenn’s Corners (schoolhouse), Windfall (schoolhouse and cemetery), Bagdad, Northropville (schoolhouse and private family cemetery), and Medina Center (schoolhouse, cemetery and township hall). Weymouth had a post office from the 1820s to 1906.

Historic House Plaques?

Historic House Plaques

As part of Weymouth’s Bicentennial observation in 2017, the WPS offers plaques for houses in the historic greater Weymouth area. They are 9” x 15”, solid aluminum, with our pinecone logo. The plaques cost $90 each ($80 for members), but the WPS will underwrite half the cost for buildings over 100 years old. The plaque will show the date of the building and its original owner, which we will research for you. If you would like to order one, Please contact Scott Benson at sbenson440@zoominternet.net

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

 “Take a book, leave a book”. Stop by our Little Free Library at the school. Grab a book and “read, rest, reflect and relax” on the bench.


Van Deusen Diaries

Van Deusen Diaries

Follow this link below to the diaries of Newman L. Van Deusen (1847-1930) that span 67 years of his life! Van Deusen lived in nearby Hinckley, Ohio, and wrote in his diary every day from 1863 to 1929. These notes were transcribed from over 24,000 pages in the original journals, now housed at the Hinckley Historical Society. His writings are valuable in understanding the incredible changes that took place during his lifetime, right in our own local area.

Van Deusen Diaries 1847-1930

Weymouth School Teachers

Weymouth School Teachers

The township’s first school was a log church built on Match 11, 1817. Eliza Northrop was the first teacher. Other Weymouth one-room schoolhouses were built in 1829 and 1840. In 1872 the Weymouth Sons of Temperance Hall was purchased by the school and a “high school” (to 8th grade) was added. In 1925 the village residents built a two-classroom brick school designed by noted Cleveland architect Paul Tressler Cahill. That school served until 1956. Of five schoolhouses from 1817-1956, four still stand. Follow this link to information about the teachers.

Weymouth School Teachers 1817-1956

Weymouth Doctors

Weymouth Doctors 1829-1937

Here is a link to doctors who practiced in Weymouth from 1829 to 1937. Their biographies show the interesting careers that the doctors had in Weymouth and beyond. Dr John J McAlmont pictured below was mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas and was a founder of the medical college there. Dr Jesse Wilson and his wife founded a town for escaping slaves in 1842 and named it Selma, Ohio.

Doctors of Weymouth 1826 to 1937

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun


A photo from our 2017 Trick-or-Treating.



WP Leadership

  • President and Curator: Susan McKiernan
  • Vice-President and Historian: Scott Benson
  • Secretary: Denise Trudell
  • Treasurer: Carole Feron
  • Fundraising and PR: Susan Robertson
  • Trustee: Mary Doermann
  • Trustee: Richard Clark

2018 Events

Spring Luncheon – April 15, 2018 at 11:15am

Spring Luncheon “Victorian Mourning: A Celebration of Life”, Sunday, April 15 at 11:15am

Visit a parlor at the Gingerbread House dressed for a Victorian funeral. At noon, enjoy luncheon donated by Jimmy Traynor’s West Side Market Café, followed by a presentation on Victorian mourning customs and etiquette by Laura Loew. Please send $30 ($26 for members) to the WPS; include your email or phone. Parking and restrooms are accessible. Seating is limited!

We leaned how Victorian women layered their undergarments at our 2017 tea.
Seventh Annual Plant Sale – May 12, 2018  10am-1pm

Seventh Annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10am-1pm


Herbs, perennials, hanging baskets, heirloom vegetable and tomato plants, Mothers’ Day gifts and garden-related books and items. Free admission. Sale, parking and restrooms are accessible.

Current Exhibit: through September, 2018

Current Exhibit: Antique Toys 1800-1900

This exhibit of 19th century boys’ and girls’ games, toys, household items, tools and crafts is open the second Sunday of the month or by appointment 330-697-4320. Runs through September, 2018.  Free. Museum, restrooms and parking are accessible.

Dandelion Drive

Dandelion Drive Sunday, May 20 from 11am-5pm

This year, the WPS will take part in Medina County’s Dandelion Drive. Stop and see our museum exhibit, a display on our house plaqueing program, and root beer floats will be for sale. Event, parking and restrooms are accessible.

Future Exhibit

Future Exhibit: Care For Special Needs in Medina County

The home of the Weymouth Preservation Society, Weymouth School built in 1925, closed in 1956 and became the home of St. Nicholas School, created by the families and friends of special needs children, as commemorated by our Ohio Historic Marker. In 1961, Medina County became the first in the state to support the school with a tax levy. The next year they added a new building. Ohio didn’t require such schooling until 1967. Come and see an exhibit of the way that Medina County has served these needs over the past 66 years.  Date to be announced.  The museum is free and accessible with parking adjacent.

Community Potluck

Community Potluck Saturday July 14 from 6pm 

Our seventh annual potluck and meeting is open to everyone whose heart is in Weymouth! Please bring a dish to share. The WPS will provide table settings, drinks and birthday cake in honor of the township’s organization in 1818.


Weymouth Day

46th Annual Weymouth Day Lawn Sale Saturday September 15 from 9am 

Community-wide lawn and garage sale in its 46th year. Stop at the historic Weymouth School 3314 Myers road to see our current exhibit and enjoy a root beer float. Boy Scouts will be selling mums, and sandwiches, desserts and drinks at lunchtime. Free outdoor booth spaces, so bring your tents and tables to sell your goods and crafts on the school lawn. Rain or shine. Free parking at the school. Restrooms are accessible.


1972’s Weymouth Day Celebration at 3344 Old Weymouth Rd.

Celebrating Our Township Veterans

Celebrating Our Township Veterans Sunday November 4 from 1pm-5pm 

All Medina Township veterans are invited to come share their stories, experiences and photos.  Volunteers will be on hand to tape your memories and scan your photos. This event, parking and restrooms are free and accessible.



Ralph Worden of Weymouth in World War I uniform 1919. Ralph was born in Weymouth in 1894. He had the first radio set in the county in 1910. He served in the 12th radio signal corps from July 8, 1916 to May 23, 1919. He was the first news broadcaster in Cleveland 1923-1942.

Weymouth, Ohio tee shirts are available from Child sizes to XXL Adult sizes for $10.

Please join the WPS!

We welcome your participation in our events and activities. Please provide your email address or phone if you’d like to be on our mailing list.

Membership levels:

  • Single – $10
  • Family – $20
  • Contributor – $50
  • Sponsor – $100
  • Any amount welcome!

If you have any photographs, artifacts or information to share, your items would be welcome as tax-deductible donations or loans. We’ll take good care of them!