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Mission Statement

The Madeira Historical Society is organized for the purpose of discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Madeira and the surrounding area; specifically, the discovery and collection of materials which help to establish and illustrate the history of the area; the preservation of materials for examination and study; and the dissemination of historical information.

2019 Schedule and details of upcoming events:

Sunday September 15th: 1-4 PM    Museum Open House.  Enjoy a personal tour with your family, friends, church or organization.

Saturday September 21st: Noon at the Madeira Library   OPEN MHS MEETING – Everyone welcome,  please attend.  Winners of the MHS Raffle will be drawn – You do not have to be present to win.

Saturday September 21st: 1-2 PM at the Madeira Library  PROGRAM: Louis & Louise Nippert and their Legacy, Green Acres, Presented by Carter F. Randolph, CEO, Green Acres

Saturday October 5th:  1-4 PM   Museum Open House- Miller House was built in 1922, purchased from a Sears Roebuck catalog

Sunday October 20th:  1-4 PM   Museum Open House- Miller House is surrounded by two acres of Landscaped grounds

 

 

Click on these links for the latest publication of our newsletter:  The Vintage

September 2019

September 2019 Vintage – Extra Page

June 2019

March 2019

October 2018

July 2018

May 2018

February 2018

Click here for a printable calendar of events

Miller House open for tours from April – December on  the 1st Saturday 11 – 3 PM and the 3rd Sunday 1 – 4 PM

 

Columns by Regina Villiers

These articles were featured weekly in Suburban Life-Press. There are over 600 stories about Madeira published over a span of fifteen years and we have the honor to host them on our website.

Regina is a longtime resident of the Madeira community, raised her family here, taught school in Madeira, and is legendary for providing over fifteen years of historical reading enjoyment. Her articles have been featured many times in many venues throughout the years. We are excited and proud to be able to share this history of our community with you.

Click on these links for YouTube videos on the History of Madeira:

Madeira a small Ohio 

by Les LeFevre

History of Madeira Ohio

by Karl Meyer

Recent Photos:

McCabe Do-it Center donated two $100.00 Shopping sprees to winners of the 2019 Raffle. The society was able to surpass our sales goals this year.

Photo of the Miller House showing the six columns holding up the front porch. Proceeds from the raffle will pay for the replacement of the damaged columns.

Board member Todd Woellner proudly displays the painting of Samual Druce first Madeira mayor, as Miller House Museum Director Liz Frederick looks on. Todd restored the painting.

Carol “Klenk” Heck was appointed as Librarian of the Hoffman Library and was also appointed as a board member in September.

Carol Heck, our newest board member, welcomes the first graders from Madeira Elementary School to the Miller House. Museum.

 

The first graders learn how life has changed with the “then and now” program. Carol Heck is showing Madeira First graders how to do laundry in the 1800’s.

 

The first grade class pose for a picture after helping with the laundry.

Dave Bergan appointed as Madeira Assistant Superintendent beginning in the 2019 school year visited the Miller House Museum in August 2019. Shown here listening to Miller House Circa 1930 radio.

The Cemetery headstones behind the Chicken Coop are popular with the Madeira 3rd grade students visiting the Miller House.

Annual yard sale May 2019 is always a success. Plenty of inventory.

Board member Les LeFevre and Garage Sale Chainwoman Jan Smith pose for a photograph at the annual event May 2019.

 

 

Celebrating July 4th, 2019

Liz Fredrick is the new Museum Director of the Madeira Historical Society.

 

Many wonderful updates happening in the Miller House Museum

Recent visit to the Miller House Museum by the Madeira Elementary School’s first grade class.

 

Learning how laundry was washed and dried before the use of modern washers and dryers.

 

Liz Fredrick showing the 1st grade class the newly restored chicken coop.

 

1st graders enjoying the Miller House grounds.

 

Attendees of the 1951 Madeira Class reunion included; Dan Henke, Carol Robinson Cobb, Harlan Adrick, Pat Keyes Clark, Janet Luckey Cordish, Ray Jacobsen, and Anne Shirk Nobis. The Class of 1951 donated various memorabilia to the Madeira Historical Society, including a book titled “Blessed are They” authored by Janet Luckey Cordish.

 

Madeira High School Class of 1951 reunion attendees.

 

Memorabilia donated by the Class of 1951.

 

Liz Fredrick had the dream of restoring the Miller House Museum Chicken Coop where both young and old can learn about raising chickens.

 

Nathan Born a 15 year old Boy Scout from troop 209 had a dream to become an Eagle Scout. Both Liz and Nathan’s dreams have been fulfilled! Here you see Liz and Nathan at the ribbon cutting of the restored chicken coop. Thank you for your support of the Madeira Historical Society!

 

A crowd of onlookers are watching the dedication of the restored Chicken Coop. They are all supporters of the Madeira Historical Society.

 

Liz Fredericks provided Black Australian Hens for the celebration.

 

Matt Zory, Assistant Principle Bass Player for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new book “Through the lens:  The Remaking of Cincinnati’s Music Hall”  Matt includes more than 275 photographs in his book.

 

Matthew Zory photo

 

Beautiful new sidewalks have been installed at the Miller House Museum.

 

Nancy King our librarian, is seated in the Hoffman Library.

 

The scale used at the Madeira Railroad Depot for nearly a century is now displayed in the Hoffmann Library in the Miller House Museum.

 

The scale after being refurbished by Dave Bulman, a Madeira Historical Society member and resident.

 

Nathan Born sharing his Eagle Scout Project with the attendees of Madeira Historical Society Christmas dinner.

 

Nathan Born from Boy Scout Troop 1903, receiving the Florence V. Hoffmann Award from Doug Oppenheimer and Liz Fredricks.

Membership:

Click to download a PDF of the membership application form.

Membership is open to any person interested in the history of Madeira and the surrounding area.

Individual (18 and over) $15.00
Family (incudes all under 18) $25.00
Coporate $75.00
Student (under 18 with no family membership) $5.00
Centennial Club (Member give $1 for each year Madeira has been incorporated as a village/city of Ohio) $109.00
Life (Head of Household, & Spouse) $750.00

Annual dues may be sent to:

Madeira Historical Society

c/o Donna Lienhart

7229 Longfield Dr.

Madeira, OH 45243

Historical Society Meetings – General membership meetings are held at the Madeira Public Library, please contact us for upcoming meeting details.

E-Mail – madeirahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Madeira Historical Society

7226 Miami Ave.

Madeira, OH 45243

513-561-9069

Madeira Historical Society Board
President Doug Oppenheimer
Vice President Position Available
Treasurer Donna Lienhart
Recording Secretary Steve Ballman
Website Communications Suzanne Floyd
Board Member Matthew Brockhage
Board Member Carol Heck

Museum Director/

Board Member

Liz Frederick
Board Member Todd Woellner
Board Member Tom Frietch
Board Member Bob Bartlett
Board Member Les LeFevre

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