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Willoughby Hills Historical Society, Inc.

Historical IndianThe Mission of the Willoughby Hills Historical Society is to discover and preserve the historic resources of Willoughby Hills and Willoughby Township, and to encourage a preservation ethic in our community.

The Willoughby Hills Historical Society was founded in March of 1988 and was certified as a Not-For-Profit Corporation on May 23, 1988.

It collects, preserves and displays or otherwise provides for study as far as may be feasible of printed material, photographs, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events and activities of the past.

The Society meets on the fourth Wednesday of the odd numbered months in the lower level of the Community Building in the "Historical Society Room" and our newsletter, REFLECTIONS, listing our program for the meeting, is sent to our members the week before the meeting.

Individual memberships are $5/yr. or $100 for life membership.  Family memberships are $7.50/yr. or $150 for life membership.  Click here for membership application.

For more information or a membership application, contact Frank or Mary Cihula at (440) 946-5557 or e‑mail at whhs-oh@att.net.


Meeting/Program Schedule for 2017:

January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM            Last Stop Willoughby, from the TV program
                                                   Twilight Zone.

March 22, 2017, 7:00 PM               TBA.

May 24, 2017, 7:00 PM                  TBA. 
                                                    
September 27, 2017, 7:00 PM        TBA.




DID YOU KNOW?  (posted 1-4-2017 )

          How Chardon Rd. was paved in 1911?  A petition dated February 15, 1911 was sent to the Lake County Commissioners.  “The undersigned owners of majority of front footage of lands abutting upon that part of the Chardon Road so called extending from the County line easterly across tracts 4, 3, 2 and 6 in Willoughby Township to Woodfords Corners (River Rd.) – respectfully request that you cause the county surveyor to establish a grade along the part of the road above described, subject to your approval and cause the same to be graded, drained, curbed, paved and improved.  Section 6903-y, C of O by the laying therein of a brick block pavement of fourteen feet in width.”  Property owners pay 25% of cost prorated by front foot and the Township pays 25% payable in 10 annual installments.  Chardon Rd. was known as Inter County Road #34.

July 2002 Reflections Newsletter.  All rights reserved.


 

 


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