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.

2018 Schedule and details of upcoming events:

Saturday March 10th:

12 PM – Open MHS Meeting-Everyone Welcome.  Members and Guests-Madeira Library

1-2PM – “Hosbrook History Files” PROGRAM:  History of Rock & Roll, Part 2-Presented by:  “The Music Professor,” Jim LaBarbara at the Madeira Library

Saturday March 17th:

9-1PM – Miller House Grounds Cleanup- Please bring your gloves, rakes & blowers. Call 561-9069 or Email madeirahistoricalsociety@gmail.com to volunteer

Sunday March 25th:

4-9 PM – Ferrari’s Little Italy Restaurant Fundraiser-our first 2018 fundraiser. Join us for an outstanding dinner while socializing with other members & friends.

Saturday April 7th: 

1-2PM and 2-3PM – Miller House Greeter Training

Miller House Museum Greeter Training:

If you have ever thought about volunteering to greet visitors at the Miller House but you were afraid you weren’t qualified ….Now is your chance!  We will provide you with all the information you need to greet the public, show them around and inform them about the history of this wonderful museum.  Doug Oppenheimer and Les LeFevre will conduct the training.  The Historical Society will provide you with a pad and pen and a fact sheet.  You will need to bring… your interest and enthusiasm for this great Madeira Landmark.  To sign up for one of the training sessions of this fun afternoon at the Miller House or to get further information please contact –

Dianna Davis 513 235-1576  

Click here for the latest publication of our newsletter:  The Vintage

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

MHS/Madeira Library Programs – 3rd Saturday of March, June, September & November at 1 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.

Recent Photos:

New updates taking shape at the Miller House Museum by contractor Finerlawn. Defective sidewalk nearly 90 years old is being replaced on side of the house from front to back. Also, the outside steps on the side and back of house are being replaced due to safety concerns, as well as, new handrails on outside steps being installed.

Excavation at the Miller House continues.  Installing entirely new storm water drainage piping and reconnecting downspouts. 

Doug Oppenheimer jumps in to help the crew of Finelawn Landscapers. “You never forget what you learned 50 years ago,” he said as he makes all the connections at the 5 inch storm sewer.

A talented 12 year old visitor at the last open house in the The Miller House Museum. She sat down and started playing the Pump organ. Her brother is talented as well, and sings in the St. Paul’s Church, “Boys Chorus.”

Thank you to our local Madeira Kroger for donating the annual Christmas dinner cake.

Thank you to Kenwood Country Club for providing such a beautiful venue for our 45th Annual Christmas Dinner.

Madeira high school chorus preforms at the annual Madeira Historical Society Christmas dinner.

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

A special thanks to Lexi Born, Nathans twin sister for taking the photos for the event.

Nathan Born sharing his Eagle Scout Project of refurbishing the Miller House chicken coop with the attendees of Madeira Historical Society Christmas dinner.


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) $107.00
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 Morgan Smith
Treasurer Donna Lienhart
Recording Secretary(nominee) Steve Ballman
Website Communication Secretary Suzanne Floyd
Museum Director Dianna Davis
Board Member Janet L. Smith
Board Member Liz Frederick
Board Member Todd Woellner
Board Member Tom Frietch
Board Member Bob Bartlett
Board Member Les LeFevre


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