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:

Saturday May 4th1 -4 PM    Museum Open House-Volunteer as a Museum Greeter telling the Miller House story. Call 513-561-9069

Sunday May 5th11 -5 PM    Madeira Art Fair – visit us at the MHS Booth

Sunday May 5th – 1 -4 PM    Museum Open House, and visit the Madeira Art Fair

Saturday May 18th:  9AM – 4PM    Yard Sale fundraiser at the Miller House in conjunction with the “Madeira Mart” (City-Wide garage sale).  We will have a sale in our driveway (Please remember to donate!) Call 561-9069 to arrange drop off of your donated items.

Sunday May 19th: 1 – 4PM    Museum Open House   

Monday May 27th: 10AM     Madeira Memorial Day March from Madeira Middle School located on Miami Avenue ending at McDonald Commons.  All Members & Friends are welcome.  For more info, contact us at 561-9069 or Email madeirahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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

March 2019

October 2018

July 2018

May 2018

February 2018

October 2017

March 2017

July 2017

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:

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.


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


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 Position Available
Museum Director/

Board Member

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

Please support the Madeira Historical Society through Kroger Community Rewards and don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook!