Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Everyone’s invited to the Historical Society’s Open House

We just received this warm invitation from the members of the Norwood Historical Society:

The Norwood Historical Society will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its founding with an Open House this Saturday, May 10 at the McCoullough House in the Lindner Park Nature Preserve on Cypress Way. The Open House, which is free and open to everyone, begins at 2:30 pm directly after the election of the Historical Society officers for their two-year term.

The Norwood Historical Society held its first meeting on May 2, 1978. The Open House will provide a rare opportunity for visitors to see the interior of the McCoullough House which, for over a century, was home to the McCoullough family, founders of the McCoullough Seed Company which enjoyed a national and international reputation throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The home and the property now devoted to gardens, ponds and nature trails, was purchased by the City of Norwood over twenty years ago and has been maintained by the City with the generous support of the Carl and Robert Lindner Families.

Please join us for cake, ice cream, and a glimpse into the rich and fascinating history of our great City. Meet incoming Society President, Rodney Rogers, the gentleman who has been the driving force behind the remarkable web site recently launched for the Society (link to the web site using the CBN Blog links to the right). Feel free to bring any items of historical interest that you¹d like others to see or even donate to the Society. Archivist Bob Hilvers will be on had to discuss our current holdings housed in the Archive Room in the Norwood Community Center.And finally, consider joining the Norwood Historical Society and help support a valuable part of our community. Yearly dues are only $10 and can be paid at the meeting.

Cypress Way is located in the far northern reaches of the city, the first right off Montgomery Road as you pass the light at Quatman heading north. Please join us for this great occasion.

- The members of the Norwood Historical Society