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 December 7th: 1-4 PM  Museum Open House – Help us celebrate the Christmas holidays at the Miller House Museum, Santa, maybe??

Sunday December 17th: 1-4 PM  Museum Open House – Christmas Display, Hot Chocolate & Cookies

Wednesday December 18th: 6:30 PM at Kenwood Country Club    Christmas Dinner & Annual Meeting & Elections (reservations required)


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

November 2019

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

Past Library Programs:

 Louis & Louise Nippert and their Legacy, Green Acres, Presented by Carter F. Randolph, CEO, Green Acres

Click  on this link for video of this presentation on our facebook page

Seniors Talk Link

click here for YouTube link

Siege of Cincinnati Link 

click here for YouTube link


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.

 In memory of Regina Villiers:  Thank you for teaching and sharing the history and stories about our hometown of Madeira, Ohio.

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:

Our Museum Director Liz Frederick presented on behalf of the Madeira Historical Society and the Madeira Branch Library, the prize for the winner of the “name the Chicken Contest.” The contest took place with 3rd graders who visited the Miller House Museum last school year.


The winner of the contest was (now) 4th Grader Nora Frazier, her winning name was “Mrs. Miller.” Nora is shown with her Mom and Dad, Liz Frederick and Doug Oppenheimer, at Madeira Elementary.


Mrs. Miller and friends

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.


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 Steve Ballman
Vice President Tim Brock
Treasurer Donna Lienhart
Recording Secretary Robin LeFevre
Website Communications Suzanne Floyd
Board Member Doug Oppenheimer
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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