Broadview Heights Historical Society


Walk in the footsteps of the settlers that founded Broadview Heights by visiting the Broadview Heights Historical Museum from 2-5 pm and every 1st & 3rd Sunday in 2024! Closed January and February. Please READ MORE for full schedule and changes.

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Historical Society Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to the 2023 Brecksville Broadview Heights High School Historical Society scholarship winner, Polina Kornyushenko! Our best wishes as you go on to the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University where you will major in Music with your famed and notable singing voice. Our vice President, Don Faulhaber had the honor of presenting the award.

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Broadview Heights Historical Society now has its own home: Talk of the Towns

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The Broadview Heights Historical Society is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new permanent home.

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Broadview Heights Historical Society unveils new space after 19 years without a home

The Broadview Heights Historical Society has a new home on the city’s campus at 9543 Broadview Rd. after being stuck in the basement for 19 years.

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Broadview Heights was part of Brecksville & North Royalton Townships from 1811 until November 30, 1926 when a vote taken by residents to incorporate passed 101 to 7, thus forming, in 1927 the Village of Broadview Heights with Floyd Harris, Mayor and Lloyd Harris, Town Marshall.  Broadview Heights became a city in 1960 and with the hilly terrain and desirable location, known as "Highest of the Heights” continues to grow and prosper.
The Broadview Heights Historical Society was organized to preserve and disseminate historical information to interested parties of our community and surrounding areas. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us an understanding of our state and nation, and helps us better to appreciate our American heritage. Membership is open to all for a nominal annual fee.
The door to our museum opened in 2019 and we are anxious to share the wonderful artifacts that will help you see our history. We also have an amazing military collection on display.

The Grand Opening of our building was on September 14, 2019. It is truly our dream come true. Our opening displays were a tribute to the early families of Broadview Heights and a Salute to the Military and our Veterans. We were fortunate to have one of our residents share his amazing military collection with us. These displays will continue for a while. Please click the 'EVENT' tab for dates and times we will be open to the public and other special events.

Lloyd Bratz
Brecksville Broadview Hts Alumni 
Michael & Janet Daly
Tony & Maria Diorio
Jim Diorio
Ken & Diane Ferjutz
Louise Fiszer
Glenn Goodwin
Tom Hardulak
Frances Hummer
Tim & Cheryl Klodnick
Clay & Joan Knotek
Bernie & Sandy Kobzowicz
Bobby & Penny McGee
Theresa Mikolajski
Lawrence Pabin
Joe Price
Lisa Putka
Lois Quarles
Dan Radvansky
Boyd & Dawn Russell
Stan Sczurek
Don Sopka
Don & Nancy Szabo
Judy Terrigno
Doug Vasulka

Sam Alai
Joe Behal
Mary Lou Bennett
Tia Began
T. Bennett
Danbury Senior Living
Bert Drennen
Carol Drennen
Caitlin Drennen DeSouza
Brian & Helen Dunlap
Don Faulhaber
Judy Faulhaber
Brian Faulhaber
Suzanne Fleming Young
Lisa Greb
Don & Lynn Hanigan
Dick Jansik
Carole Kennant
Candy Korn
Norma Kuchera
Daniel Langshaw
Mona Lisa Lenos
Cindy McCarty
Dennis McCreery
Nancy McCormick
Tom Pavlica
William Ruohonen
Audrey Sopko
Kristina Sorensen
Mark Stratis
Bruce Walis
Jennie Weibel
Brian Wolf
Karen Wolf

Michael Agrippe
Betty Behal
Judy Bender
Leo Bender
Jim Cipriani
Barb Deimling
Ray Kennat
Gerald Mauk
Jacqueline MacFarland
Ed Smith
Lee Scholle
Doug Scholle
Dan Schuster
Doris Sczurek

President:  Candy Korn
Vice President:  Don Faulhaber
Historian:  Don Faulhaber
Museum Preparator: Dawn Russell
Secretary:  Mona Lisa Lenos
Treasurer Louise Fiszer
Trustees: Joe Behal, Glenn Goodwin, Mary Lou Bennett
Webmaster:  Louise Fiszer


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  • 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147, United States
  • Mailing Address: Broadview Hts. Historical Society c/o Candy Korn 8477 Broadview Road, Broadview Hts., OH 44147
Broadview Heights First Lady Judy Bender Biography

Born, August 6, 1939 in Huntingburg, Indiana
Birth name was Judy Enlow.  She attended school there until her step father, Carl Reese (who was career military) was moved to California where she graduated from high school.  College plans were put on hold in 1956 when they moved again to Okinawa.  She got a job in Okinawa.
Dec. 7, 1957   Married Leo H. Bender in Okinawa where he was stationed
1958 - 1978   Moved to Mississippi where Joel was born…   To Arizona where Mark, Paul and Julie were born…Leo was sent to Vietnam and Judy and 4 children moved to California and lived near Judy’s relatives…Moved to Alaska…Moved to Mississippi where Tim was born…Moved to Alaska and finally in 1978, to Nebraska where Leo retired from the military.  During these many transfers, Judy volunteered with the Red Cross and worked on many projects with other military wives.  And, of course, somehow balanced being a wife and mother to 4 children.
1978  due to Leo’s parents failing health, they moved to Broadview Heights and bought the family home
1985  Judy became First Lady of Broadview Heights
1985-2003 – Judy worked at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court – also worked at Reagan Communications – she volunteered with many organizations including Assumption Church, Worked for the formation of The Broadview Heights Historical Society where she held office as Trustee and gave many volunteer hours helping to raise money and promote events, the Red Cross and many other organizations. In 1986 she organized the Fun Days and Statue of Liberty Committee celebration. In 1988 she ran for Ohio State Senate. In 1991 she was President of the Broadview Heights Democratic Club. In 1993 she was Chairperson of the Memorial Day Parade – 2001 Chaired the Proud of our Heritage Day.