An Oldie but Goodie!

James A. Garfield Birthsite Memorial
1931 Dedication

PLEASE HELP!  About 1 minute into the clip is a white house, a pond with swans, and 3 people who remain unidentified.  PLEASE HELP!

This clip was found in our archives and recognized as the treasure that it is by MHHS Archivist Sandy Cobb who used her resources to digitize it.  We thank freelance reporter Scott Newell of Pepper Pike for narrating it on our behalf.  Enjoy!

This is James A. Garfield Birthsite Park

When you Visit Wear a Mask and Practice Social Distancing.   Restrooms are not available at this site.  The Cabin Will be Open:
Sat Aug 22 10:00-4:00
Sun Aug 23 10:00-1:00
Sat Aug 29 10:00-4:00
VIDEO (below) – Garfield Memorial CabinVIDEO (below)
2017 Thanks Scott Newell (length=10 minutes)



JAG Birthsite Brochure                        Contact a Docent to open the Cabin (free).

BORN: Orange Township – now the Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio.  November 19, 1831.

MILITARY: Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Later he was promoted to brigadier general.

INAUGURATION: 1881 as 20th President of the United States.  His presidency lasted for 100 days.

ASSASSINATED: July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau

DIED: Elberton, New Jersey, September 19, 1881.  Entombed: Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Some Light Reading While We Cont. Lockdown amidst the Covid-19 Virus

“So – Moreland Hills, we hail your quiet and peaceful neighborhoods. Your still beautiful trees and long views of the Valley and your ensuing generations may be mindful of the following: this land produced a President of the United States and a great many other people who helped in the transition from beautiful farm country to beautiful home country. They built lovely homes, raised fine families and made Moreland Hills a beautiful place to live.”

This quote is taken from a 1975 letter written by Bob Stern, Jr. to “Virginia” which shares a bit of Bob’s insight as to our community’s transition from agriculture to suburban. Continue reading

Robin & Cathy Schwind Day

Mayor Dan Fritz, Village Council along with the Parks Commission extended a grand gesture of appreciation to the Schwind’s for their year’s of effort in preserving the memories and monuments at Hogsback Hills Cemetery.  Mayor Fritz read a Proclamation during last weeks Council meeting.  In addition the Historical Society installed a gift at the cemetery of a stone bench, donated by a member, to honor the Schwind’s.  Click here to view the Proclamation
(Thanks Erin for sharing video!)

James A. Garfield Cabin Featured on the Ohio Presidential Trail

OHPresTrailLogoExciting news – the James A. Garfield Birthsite and replica Cabin has been selected to be 
a part of the Ohio Presidential Trail!

Presidential historic sites are part of this new 13-stop trail that crisscrosses the state. The Ohio Presidential Trail is among 60+ trails that are part of the Ohio Adventure Trails ( promoted by TourismOhio.

 The Ohio History Connection is facilitating the trail and has developed a web page, that lists all stops on the Ohio Presidential Trail. In addition to appearing on the History Connection’s site, the Ohio Presidential Trail will be promoted on the Ohio Adventure Trails website,

New Ohio Presidential Trail ties together the states rich political past by Susan Glasier, The Plain Dealer, February 14, 2019