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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 2014:

January 22, 2014 7:00 PM  "Lake Metroparks & the Underground Railroad" by Trevor Wearstler.

March 26, 2014 7:00 PM   "The Rest of the Story".  Peter Mortensen's armchair "Historic Tour of

                                       Willoughby Hills" continues from where it left off in March 2013.

May 28, 2014 7:00 PM   "Bet Ya Didn't Know". Fun trivia about Lake County by Barb Whidden.

September 24, 2014 7:00 PM   "Great Lakes Exposition of 1936" by Rebecca McFarland.
                                             Tri sponsored by WE Library Willoughby Hills, Willoughby
                                             and Willoughby Hills Historical  Societies.

 DID YOU KNOW?  (posted August 5, 2014)

Willoughby Hills was a part of Willoughby Township until 1954.  It was proposed that Willoughby Township become a village.  A name had to be decided on, so a meeting was held of the town citizens.  The name "Manakiki" was suggested until Mr. Parsons talked about the hills of Willoughby and suggested "Willoughby Hills".  Everyone agreed this was what our area was, an area of beautiful hills, rivers, and valleys and the name became permanent.

March 1990 Reflections Newsletter.  "Point of Interest".  All rights reserved.