Welcome to the official website
of the Bay Village, Ohio, Historical Society

Located in Cahoon Memorial Park, 27715 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio


the Cahoon’s Rose Hill Home

Mission Statement: Promote interest in preserving information relating to area history and genealogy and provide stewardship of relevant artifacts, documents and buildings.


TheRichie350About the Bay Village Historical Society

The members of the Bay Village Historical Society, which was founded in 1960 and is one of the city’s largest civic organizations, work to preserve area history; assist and sponsor educational programs of historical nature for learners of all ages; encourage the publication of historical information; cooperate with other organizations for historical purposes throughout this part of Northeastern Ohio; locate and mark historical sites and houses; and operate and maintain the Rose Hill Museum, Osborn Learning Center, the museum’s genealogical library and Cahoon family log cabin replica.

Society members enjoy quarterly potluck suppers at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road, which includes good food, great people and interesting speakers.

One of the finest small museums in the state, the Rose Hill Museum, genealogy library, gift shoppe and Osborn Learning Center and, periodically, the Cahoon Family log cabin replica, are open from April to December, Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both are located in Cahoon Memorial Park at 27715 Lake Road, Bay Village. Special group tours can be arranged at other times. For further information call (216) 386-5997.

Annual dues to the Bay Village Historical Society are $150 or more for benefactors; $75 to $149 for patrons; $35 for families, $25 for individuals or $10 for students. You may download an application form by clicking here.

Society members worked with the city on the stabilization of the slope behind Rose Hill. Current initiatives include updating storage of the textile collection; stabilizing the portrait gallery to acid-free materials; re-framing and preserving the society’s collection of textiles to conserve them, and digitizing the historical records and collection.

Call (216) 386-5997 for more information or to arrange a tour.