J. A. Garfield Cabin Docent Training

The replica James A. Garfield cabin is open to the public each Saturday June thru September from 10:00-1:00.  If you are interested in volunteering one or two Saturdays during the summer, please register with Sandra Vodanoff at 216-752-7581 or email mhhsohio@gmail.com, (ages 16 and older please).

Rep. Marlene Anielski Commends Local Volunteer for Decades of Service

CHESTERLAND–State Representative Marlene Anielski (R–Walton Hills) commended local volunteer Katie Martin for her years of work for the Moreland Hills Historical Society and the Chagrin Valley Historical Societies Consortium. Martin, a founding member of the consortium, has worked tirelessly to preserve the history of Moreland Hills, especially the replica cabin near the birth site of the nation’s 20th President, James A. Garfield.  (read more)


Boynton Family Ancestors

Provided by Ken Blum <blumken0072@hotmail.com>

I have been doing research into my mother’s Boynton family for a few years.  My great-great grandfather was William Boynton, a half-brother of James Garfield’s father Abram Garfield.  William’s brother Amos Boynton lived next door to the Garfields on SOM Center Rd and Jackson Rd.  Another of their brothers, Nathan Boynton, had a home on SOM Center Rd south of the Garfields and Mapes families.  Their step-brother Zenas Smith lived just north of Amos Boynton, also on SOM Center Rd.

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