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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 (except July) 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 2018:

January 24, 2018, 7:00 PM         LCHS; Women Spies, Revol. War to World Wars.
March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM            Taverns of Lake County by Vince Wilson, LCHS.

May 23, 2018, 7:00 PM               Our Not-for-Profit Incorporation prohibits
                                                     involvement in political activities.
                                                     Due to the Political Climate that the Community
                                                     Building has been operating under,
                                                     our Trustee’s have decided to CANCEL our
                                                     May 23, 2018 Historical Society meeting.

 September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM   Dr. Taddeo; FOR THE GLORY OF GOD - IN GLASS.
                                                     Tracing this historic medium through its
                                                     various periods.
  The story of leaded & faceted
                                                     glass windows.  
Over 100 images will be shown.

DID YOU KNOW?  (posted; 11-22-2018)

      “The Crow’s Nest” is a home located at 37201 Eagle Road and was first constructed in 1911 by Col. Thomas Cox.  (1842-1916)   The house has been added on to since.  If one travels west on Eagle Road from Dodd Road, when going up the hill, looking up, it is on the right side of the road, and one can easily see why it was named The Crow’s Nest.

      After the Confederate War, Col. Cox was instrumental in obtaining the Confederate War cannon that was on display in Wes Point Park in Willoughby until its wheels deteriorated and it was then put in storage at the Willoughby Service Department.

      The history of “The Crow’s Nest” was provided by Angela M. Barbati and Charles Rood and was passed along to us by Fred Wyss.

 Willoughby Hills Historical Society, Frank J. Cihula.  All rights reserved.