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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 2015:

January 28, 2015, 7:00 PM            Dale Fellows; “How the compromises of the Constitutional
                                                   Convention made the Civil War inevitable."

March 25, 2015, 7:00 PM               Dr. Ronald Taddeo; "The Real Story of Willoughby"
                                                   updated.  Note:  The program change and the meeting
                                                   will be a joint meeting with Willoughby Historical Society
                                                   and will be in the Schaefer Room.

May 27, 2015, 7:00 PM                 LCHS:  Barb Widden and Syndi Wooley; Genealogy,
                                                   writing your life's history.  Information on "Ancestry.com"
                                                   and other sites.

September 23, 2015, 7:00 PM       O’Ryan Room, joint meeting with W.H.S. & W.E. Library.
                                                   "Cleveland and the Western Reserve".


June 14, 2015, 1:00 to 5:00 PM     James A. Garfield Elementary School Reunion.
  Willoughby Hills Campbell Park, Eddy Rd. Pavillion.
                                                   For more information call Barbi 951-0434.

DID YOU KNOW?  (posted 4-24-2015) 

The Connecticut Western Reserve was so named because it was reserved by the State of Connecticut in 1786 when it ceded to Congress the remainder of its western claims, which it held by its English Charter.  The Connecticut Land Company was created to subdivide and survey the Western Reserve for the purpose of selling the land.  The surveying party, led by Moses Cleaveland, used the rectangular plan of subdivision, by created five mile square townships instead of six mile squares, as was used in the rest of the state.  The 41st parallel was used as a base line and five mile ranges were extended west from the Pennsylvania border for a distance of 120 miles.  The sections extending north from the base line in five mile increments were called townships.  Township 1, Range 1 was located in the southeast corner of the Reserve.  Willoughby Township, then called Chagrin Township, was Township 9, Range 10.

July 1991 Reflections Newsletter.  All rights reserved.