Century Village Museum road to be named after the late Jeannette ‘Teeter’ Grosvenor – News-Herald

The Century Village Museum in Burton Village will honor one of Geauga County’s renowned historians during a special program on April 24.

Officials of the museum, owned and operated by the Geauga County Historical Society, will announce that Grosvenor Lane has been chosen as the new name for a road within its property.

The Century Village Museum is based at 14653 E. Park St.

A currently unnamed road on the museum grounds will be dedicated in a ceremony at 1 p.m. as Grosvenor Lane, in honor of historian and genealogist Jeannette “Teeter” Grosvenor. A longtime resident of Geauga County, Grosvenor died in 2019 at the age of 95.

“Her contributions to the history of Geauga County and the Geauga County Historical Society go beyond the deep understanding and knowledge of genealogy and history that she so readily shared,” wrote Century Village Museum volunteer Ann Thomas in a tribute to Grosvenor posted on the organization’s website. His many projects and publications will enable those who come long into the future to discover who their ancestors were and what they did.

One specific project Thomas cited in his recommendation was Grosvenor’s role in organizing the society’s Shanower Memorial Library, which is located at the Century Village Museum.

“As part of this important work, ‘Teeter’ ushered us into the modern world when she transferred records of our artifacts from paper to searchable computer files,” Thomas wrote.

After Grosvenor’s death, a group of Century Village Museum volunteers, including Thomas, met to discuss ideas for honoring a woman who did so much to research and document the area’s history.

“And that’s when we decided to name a street for him,” Thomas said in an April 15 phone interview with The News-Herald.

The volunteers who came together then presented their proposal to the board of the Geauga County Historical Society. The council gave its approval to carry out the project.

“(Our group of volunteers) organized and accomplished it,” Thomas said in the phone interview.

The April 24 ceremony to remember the life of Grosvenor and name a road after him will begin with a program at the Auburn Church of the Century Village Museum. Event attendees will hear from two featured speakers: Cheryl McClellan, Genealogist; and Diane Kellogg, a relative of Grosvenor.

Open houses are also planned at the Century Village Maple Museum and the Shanower Memorial Library.

Thomas said the program will be a good opportunity to celebrate Grosvenor’s life and accomplishments.

“Ms. Grosvenor left as solid a legacy as any historian or genealogist could wish,” she wrote in her submission to the website.

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