BVHS News


Bay High's First Fifty Years
Recorded 'Zoom' discussion with Eric Eakin, of the Bay Village Historical Society, Jim Joyce, President of Bay Alumni Association and Jason Martin, Principal of Bay High School. Note:... 01-29-2022
BVHS wins "Project of the Year" 2022
The Community Council of Bay Village has awarded its 2022 "Project of the Year Award" to the Bay Village Historical Society for its revitalization project. The pandemic has had an effect... 02-04-2022

“Glimpse of the Past”


Singing Christmas Tree
Singing Christmas Tree by Michele Yamamoto As the Bay High School Choirs prepare for another performance of holiday music this December, we at the Bay Village Historical Society decided... 12-04-2022
Forest Views and Giving Thanks
Forest Views and Giving Thanks by Michele Yamamoto Forestview Elementary was a K-6 school in Bay Village. It was built in 1927 at 493 Forestview Rd. In 1981 the school was closed down due ... 11-20-2022
Military Collection of the Bay Village Historical Society
Military Collection of the Bay Village Historical Society by Michele Yamamoto Veterans Day is November 11. It is a day to officially recognize the men and women, both living and deceased,... 11-06-2022
Huntington Farm Pumpkins
Huntington Farm Pumpkins By Michele Yamamoto In recognition of October and fall and all things pumpkin, Bay Village Historical Society is showcasing a November 2, 1915 photo of caretaker... 10-21-2022
Early Football in Bay Village: 1924-1972
Early Football in Bay Village: 1924-1972 by Michele Yamamoto As Bay High School celebrates another homecoming and the 50th anniversary of the Bay Memorial Stadium, we at the Bay Village... 10-09-2022
Bay Village Comes Through for its Kids: Bayway Cabin, the Later Years
Bay Village Comes Through for its Kids: Bayway Cabin, the Later Years  by Michele Yamamoto This article is a continuation of the story of the Bayway Cabin history. The first part can... 09-25-2022
100th Anniversary of Parkview School
100th Anniversary of Parkview School by Michele Yamamoto 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the building of the Parkview School in Bay Village. It was located on the spot where the Bay... 09-11-2022
Friends of the Library, Bay Village: Over 60 Years of Friendship
Friends of the Library, Bay Village: Over 60 Years of Friendship by Michele Yamamoto The Bay Village Friends of the Library has announced their latest book sale at the new Cuyahoga County ... 08-21-2022
Bay Youth Brought the Community Together: The Early History of the Bayway Cabin
by Michele Yamamoto This April, 2022 was bittersweet with the grand opening of the new Bay Village Library. Although there was great anticipation and excitement for the beautiful new... 08-07-2022
Fashion Diva Fun: Gloves
The following post about gloves was written by Bay Village Historical Society member and volunteer Marie Albano, who has been a tremendous help to the museum in her knowledge and interest... 07-23-2022
Victorian Virtual Reality
by Michele Yamamoto In this week’s Glimpse of the Past, we are exploring our collection of stereographs and stereoscopes, credited by some as the very early precursor of modern day virtual... 07-10-2022
Fashion Diva Fun: Stockings
The following post about stockings was written by Bay Village Historical Society member and volunteer Marie Albano, who has been a tremendous help to the museum in her knowledge and... 06-25-2022
Beach Fun in Bay Village
Summer is almost here and many friends of the Bay Village Historical Society may have plans to visit our shoreline, if they haven’t already. The Lake Erie coastline is everchanging, both by ... 06-12-2022
Victorians Ruffled Feathers
The following article was written by Bay Historical Society Trustee Sue Jachnick. It was sparked, in part, by the discovery of an intact bird-of-paradise in the costume collection at Rose... 05-29-2022
Dream Mansion Turned Hospital / Bay View Hospital
by Michele Yamamoto October 1948 marked the opening of the new Bay View Osteopathic General Hospital in the old estate of Washington Herbert Lawrence (b.1840, d. 1900). It was a... 05-15-2022
Bay Village Library, part 3 Bay Village Library on Cahoon Road
The following history of the library in Bay Village is taken from an article written by Bay Village Historical Society board member, Cynthia Eakin. It is part three of a three-part series... 05-01-2022
Bay Village Library, part 2 Post War
The following history of the library in Bay Village is taken from an article written by Bay Village Historical Society board member, Cynthia Eakin. It is part 2 of a three-part series that... 04-17-2022
Bay Village Library, part 1 Dover-by-the-Lake
As Bay Village prepares for the opening of its much-anticipated new library, we at the Bay Village Historical Society would like to share with you some library history from our... 04-03-2022
Wischmeyer Buggies
The mass influx of immigrants in the mid-to-late 1800’s included a German family in 1854 who would eventually bring a primary business adventure to Dover. Originally settling in Cleveland,... 03-20-2022
Ernie Olchon's Bay Service Station
Ernie Olchon’s Bay Service Station by Michele Yamamoto Do you recognize the building below? It sits at the southwest corner of Dover and Wolf, across from Bay Village City Hall. Although... 03-06-2022
"Lincoln has got to Washington..."
In recognition of Presidents' Day, the Bay Village Historical Society would like to share the following letter from our collections, with spelling, capitalization and grammar recorded as... 02-20-2022
Valentines
      In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we share with you three... 02-06-2022
The Society's Repository 1870s
  The Society’s Repository By Julia Osborn Peace on EarthGood Will to Men. Spelling and capitalization have been recorded as in the original transcript. We present our readers this... 01-22-2022
Winter Magic
Enjoy the magic of winter! There are so many memories attached to snowfalls of making angels in the snow, climbing over mounds of snow at the end of the driveway, sledding down hills,... 01-02-2022
Welcome and Happy New Year!
Did you ever wonder what life was really like in Bay Village, formerly Dover, years ago? Join the Bay Village Historical Society as we journey through the past, delving into our... 01-01-2022

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