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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 2019:

January 23, 2019, 7:00 PM         "Christmas of Lake County Past."
                                                     Two Department Stores in Lake Cty. and
                                                     Many Department Stores Christmas Displays
                                                     in Cleveland.  By Tonya Busic, LCHS.

March 27, 2019, 7:00 PM            "JONATHAN GOLDSMITH:  RENAISSANCENMAN" 
                                                     Presented by Vince Wilson, LCHS.

May 22, 2019, 7:00 PM               HISTORIC KIRTLAND in the 1830's.
                                                     By Dan & Jan Isaac, directors of Historic Kirtland.

September 25, 2019, 7:00 PM    "Willoughby at War"  A Secret Gas Plant on
                                                     Ben Hur Ave."  By Jeff Frischcorn. 
                                                     Joint Meeting with Willoughby & Willoughby Hills 
                                                     Historical Societys and Willoughby Hills Library.

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.