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 (http://trails.ohio.org/) promoted by TourismOhio.

 The Ohio History Connection is facilitating the trail and has developed a web page, https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/ohio-presidential-trail 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, http://trails.ohio.org/.

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




Village of Moreland Hills Town Hall

How Long will a House Last?

In September 2018 we began discussing This Old House in Moreland Hills. Five homes were represented at our meeting. Our focus was a Village-wide Century Home Program and how to navigate the research required to prove that a home is at least 100 years old. With new resources available online we aim to bridge the gap between the old way of researching, (by visiting the Archives), and newer databases available online.

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Best Wishes Ed Haney


It is with regret that we learn of the retirement of our friend, advisor and advocate Ed Haney.  Ed educated and entertained Northeast Ohio audiences for decades portraying James A. Garfield .

We will miss Ed’s stories, smiles, his bringing Garfield to life and sharing “Garfield” dollars.   Ed was an exemplary portrayer so that his contributions to our Community will not be forgotten. It was my pleasure to learn from his example.

On behalf of the Moreland Hills Historical Society and the JAG Birth Site, we thank you Ed Haney and wish you health and happy years in your retirement.

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)