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:

Sunday June 17th:     Miller House 1-4PM

Museum Open House-Treat Dad to a tour of the Miller House or a Madeira Historical Society membership! If you or someone you know would like to become a volunteer please contact us at 561-9069 or Email us at madeirahhistoricalsociety@gmail.com!

We encourage you to bring your family and friends to see our Madeira History displayed at the Miller House Museum!!

Thursday July 3rd:     Madeira High School  to St. Gertrude Church  7PM

Madeira community, 4th of July ParadePlease join us.  EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.  For more information, contact us at 561-9069 or Email us at madeirahhistoricalsociety@gmail.com 

Saturday July 7th:     Miller House 1-4PM

Museum Open House

Sunday July 15th:     Miller House 1-4PM

Museum Open House, bring your family, friends and neighbors

Saturday August 4th:     Miller House1-4PM

Museum Open House

Sunday August 19th:     Miller House 1-4PM

Museum Open House – Private tours available, contact us 561-9069

Wednesday August 22nd:     Madeira First Watch 5:30-7:30PM

“Breakfast for Dinner, First Watch Cafe” – 5:30PM – 7:30PM Event tickets sold in advance, all proceeds of event benefit the Miller House Museum, mystery guest & program at 7PM.  Buffet served, $15 each attendee, Includes meal & beverage.  Major MHS Fundraiser, please attend

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

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 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) $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 Steve Ballman
Website Communications 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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