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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 2016:

January 27, 2016, 7:00 PM            Barb Widden; Chim Chimney Cher-ee.

March 23, 2016, 7:00 PM               Carolyn Patton Portraying Betsy Ross.

May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM                   Dr. Ron Taddeo presents
                                                            "Lake County's Japanese Connection".

September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM      TBA.


DID YOU KNOW?  Posted 4-10-2016

              The area that became Willoughby Township has been a part of six (6) different counties since the formation of Washington County in 1788, the first county formed in what was to become the state of Ohio.  It was next in Jefferson County when it was formed in 1797 from a part of Washington County.  In 1800, we became a part of Trumbull County, which encompassed the entire Western Reserve and was formed from a part of Jefferson County.  In 1803, Ohio became the 17th. state and three years later, we became a part of Geauga County when it was formed from Trumbull.  We were moved into Cuyahoga County when it was formed from a part of Geauga County in 1809.  Finally, in 1840, we became part of Lake County when it was formed from a part of Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties.  And we never moved an inch.

January 1994 Reflections Newsletter.  All rights reserved