Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Invitation to Norwood Historical Society's Holiday Open House

The Norwood Historical Society invites everyone to join them for their annual Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 12 at the historic McCullough House on the grounds of the beautiful Lindner Park Nature Preserve. The Preserve is located on Cypress Way off Montgomery Road at the far northern boundary of Norwood and the Cincinnati community of Pleasant Ridge.

The annual event begins at 4 pm and runs through 7 pm.
and will feature live dulcimer music from 4 to 6 pm, refreshments and an assortment of holiday treats. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will also feature a brief ceremony honoring former Norwood Historical Society President, Donna Burgess with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The fourth recipient since the award’s inception, Ms. Burgess will be honored for helping the Society establish a firm footing in the community after its founding over thirty years ago. Previous recipients include Lucy Simpson, Venice Brown and Fu Linder.

The open house is a rare opportunity to tour the historic McCullough House, former homestead of the family that founded the J.M McCullough’s Sons Company, one of the nation’s premier seed merchants that operated in the Cincinnati area from 1838 to 1960. The home and grounds were purchased and renovated over two decades ago by the City of Norwood thanks in large part to donations from the families of brothers Carl and Robert Lindner. The home will be decorated for the season by the members of the Norwood Historical Society.
Those interested in joining the Historical Society during the open house will enjoy bonus membership months through May of 2011 when yearly membership renewals are normally due. Memberships are $15 and include the monthly newsletter. The Society also operates an archive room located in the Norwood Community Center that features artifacts and publications related to Norwood History. For more information about the Holiday Open House or the Norwood Historical Society, including information about how you can find a permanent, secure home for artifacts you or family members may have that relate to Norwood history, contact Society president, Rodney Rogers at 531-3447.

To learn more about the Society and Norwood history, visit the Norwood Historical Society.