Broadview Heights Historial Society

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Congratulations to the Historical Society Annual $500 Scholarship Winner Trevelan Smith!

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

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The Christmas display focused on the period 1927-1959, when Broadview Heights was still a village. The stately 1940 historical society museum, which originally served as housing for attendants from the Broadview Veterans Administration Hospital, provided an ideal setting for the collection.

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WOMENS HISTORY MONTH


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.
WOMENS HISTORY MONTH

About Us


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.

MEMBERS
Leo & Julie Bender
Tony & Maria Diorio
Jim Diorio
Carol Drennen
Louise Fiszer
Glen Goodwin
Kathleen Martini &
Jakob Hamlescher
Tom Hardulak
Beedee Hein
Frances Hummer
Tim & Cheryl Klodnick
Clay & Joan Knotek
Bernie & Sandy Kobzowicz
Jen Mahnic/Keith Gaydosh
Bobby & Penny McGee
Theresa Mikolajski
Natalie Neale
Tom & Karen Pavlica
Joe Price
Lisa Putka
Lois Quarels
Dan Radvansky
Boyd & Dawn Russell
Don Sopka
Don & Nancy Szabo
Stan & Doris Sczurek
Judy Terrigno
Doug Vasulka
Ken & Marlene Winter

LIFETIME MEMBERS
Sam Alai
Joe Behal
Mary Lou Bennett
Tia Began
T. Bennett
Danbury Senior Living
Barb Deimling
Bert Drennen
Brian & Helen Dunlap
Don Faulhaber
Judy Faulhaber
Don & Lynn Hanigan
Dick Jansik
Carole Kennant
Candy Korn
Norma Kuchera
Mona Lenos
Robert & 
Jacqueline MacFarlane
Cindy McCarty
Dennis McCreery
Nancy McCormick
William Ruohonen
Audrey Sopko
Kristina Sorensen
Mark Stratis
Bruce Walis
Jennie Weible
Joan Weibel
Brian Wolf
Zinc Insurance

IN MEMORIAM
Michael Agrippe
Betty Behal
Judy Bender
Ray Kennat
Gerald Mauk
Ed Smith
Lee Scholle
Doug Scholle
Dan Schuster



OFFICES / OFFICERS
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:  Lisa Putka

 

Thank you to our SPONSORS
Joyce McFadden - Gazette Newspaper



Membership


$7Year

Adult Single

$10Year

Couple

$3Year

Student

$25Year

Organization

$100

Lifetime Single

$25

Donation

Contact Us


  • 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

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BHHS Pandemic Project


BHHS is committed to preserving the history of the residents and businesses of BVH

This has been an incredible year (so far) and while everything is still fresh in the minds of everyone, we want to begin to collect and document what has happened this year for future generations.

We are looking for documents, artifacts (paper menus, Covid 19 signs, etc.), sound files (interviews with family members recounting how this has affected their lives including children), videos (many families have taken videos of family events, graduations, etc.). Also, photographs, correspondence, journals, artwork (we know many of the children did art projects for school), music, poetry, recipes – anything that shows how you and your family or business experienced life during the Pandemic.

For more information and help in putting your family’s story together please email ckorn@cox.net

The materials you share will become a part of the collections of the BHHS.








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This donation has been received by Broadview Heights. Historical Society ('BHHS') as a gift for use in and by the BHHS Library & Archives and/or Museum, and the owner of his/her agent with full authority, desiring to absolutely transfer full title by signing below, hereby gives, assigns, and conveys finally and completely, and without any limitations or reservation, full and complete ownership to the property described within to BHHS, or its successors, and assigns permanently and forever together with any intellectual property rights and copyrights therein and the right to copyright the same.