Crowd on the Square during Home Days Sep. 10, 1910.
In the early 1900s, many Brecksville residents felt there was a need to have a reunion with those who had moved away from the town. Eventually it was decided to have a Home Days celebration so that the members of the community could be reunited. The first Home Days was held in 1904 and was a picnic on the Square. There was entertainment and a display of farm tools and equipment. Over 100 years later, this time-honored tradition is still held on the Square during the summer. And while the entertainment, displays, and food may have changed; the basic purpose is still the same...a time for the community to gather on the Square and enjoy good times; the kind that create fond memories.
Brecksville Historical Association members Margie Benedict and Arlene Griffith at the 2008 Home Days