Moreland Hills Historical Society
Saturday, May 20th Free and open to the public.
Take a walk back in history…
10:00-11:00 - James A. Garfield Cabin will be Open for tours and Docent Training, (register with Sandra Vodanoff at 216-752-7581.
11:00 - Meet the Author. Jeff Knowles will discuss his book; Cuyahoga’s Child: Growing Up in the Valley of the Crooked River. Both historical and heartwarming, he takes us on a journey through the forest, canals, classrooms, factories, homes, and ball fields of his home in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley. Cuyahoga's Child allows you to see the forest through the trees and to understand how the forest—this place—feels when finally coming into view.
12:00 - Pot Luck lunch. Bring a small side or dessert to share.
James A. Garfield Cabin Open House
Saturday, June 3, 10:00-1:00 Ed Haney and Deborah Weinkamer who portray James and Lucretia Garfield as well as the magnetic and energetic music of Dave Reavil with his Smokey Banjo Quartet, will be in attendance. Details can be found at www.mhhsohio.org.
All are welcomed!
September 1 through August 31 is our membership year.
To join click here for the membership form or call 440-248-1188.
- $15.00 for individuals
- $25.00 for families
The purpose of this organization shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially the history of our community so as to discover, collect, preserve, and disseminate this information. The Moreland Hills Historical Society is a 501(c) 3 not for profit association, organized under the laws of the state of Ohio. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Moreland Hills Birthplace of the 20th United States President James A. Garfield 1831-1881.
We need those of you who would tell the story of the young Garfield who was born here, played in these very woods and became a respected statesman and our 20th President.
Please Call: Sandra Vodanoff at 216.752.7581 or Village Hall at 440.248.1188
- Brick Path
- Docents at the Cabin
- Gathering Family Histories
- Preserving Photos, Pictures of early Village
- Keeping current history
If you would like to be involved in any of the above activities we will welcome your talents, call 440.248.1188.
Moreland Hills Historical Society Board of Directors
|President - Maureen Geck
||Archivist - Sandy Cobb
|Vice President & Hospitality - Marilyn Peckinpaugh
||Cabin Coordinator - Sandra Vodanoff 216.752.7581
|Interim Secretary - Jonathan Martin
||Treasurer - Gary Sherck
The James A. Garfield Memorial Cabin
In January 1830, Abram Garfield built a cabin in what is now Moreland Hills. A year later on November 19, 1831 James A Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was born. Our Village Hall grounds contain a replica of that cabin which has been visited by hundreds of children and historians from all over the country. The members of the Historical Society donate their time and knowledge to provide an opportunity to learn about Garfield and the early days of the settlement of this area.
The Garfield birth site and the replica of the James A. Garfield Log Cabin are open June through September on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Make appointments for Group visitations by calling the Village Hall at 440-248-1188.
You can contribute to the Historical Society’s mission to preserve our heritage and become a part of the history of Moreland Hills by purchasing an engraved brick for $60 which will become part of the walkway to the Garfield Cabin. Additional bricks in the same family are $50.00 each. This memento makes a great gift for the Holidays, special anniversaries or birthdays.
The pathway extends to the cabin from the front and the back of the Moreland Hills Village Hall. The path from the back of the Village Hall is handicapped accessible. Your brick can be inscribed with your name or can honor a family member or friend – even a pet! For many years to come you will be able to see your brick as you stroll on this historic path.
Click here for an order form
. Submit completed forms to The Moreland Hills Historical Society, Moreland Hills Village Hall, 4350 S.O.M. Center Road, Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022. If you have any questions please call Village Hall at 440-248-1188.
The Cabin Will Be Open:
Saturdays, June through September – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
For small groups of 6 at least or Travelers from a distance wishing to see this site. Organizations, school classes, etc. must call at least two weeks prior to the desired date of visit. Pictures and memorabilia may be viewed in the Village Hall on week days 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Brochures in the kiosk near the cabin give directions to the wooded birth-site in daylight hours. The rustic walk is approximately 1/4 mile round trip.