Mission Statement

The Madeira Historical Society is organized for the purpose of discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Madeira and the surrounding area. Our mission includes establishing and maintaining a museum within the City of Madeira, available to the public, to house historical photographs, information and artifacts.

2023 Schedule and details of upcoming events:

The Miller House Museum is open for tours from April – December

on  the 1st Saturday 1 – 4 PM and the 3rd Sunday 1 – 4 PM

Be a volunteer Greeter or Docent. Call 513-561-9069 or email madeirahistoricalsociety@gmail.com to volunteer.

Check this website or Facebook for any date changes.


Obituary for Jane Wick

Our dear friend and long time Madeira Historical Society Member, Jane Wick passed away on 8/22/23.

Jane F. (nee Boaden) Wick, of Madeira, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2023, at the age of 84.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Wick for 38 years. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph A. Majchszak, in 1979.

Cherished mother of Lisa (the late Mark) Schenning, Stephen (Kathy) Majchszak, Marty (Teresa) Majchszak, Sarah (John) Williams, David (Suzanne) Wick and Steven (Jennifer) Wick.

Devoted grandmother of Christopher, Margot, and Adam Schenning; Meagan (Cameran Beg) and William Majchszak; Andrew (Jennifer), Emily, and Ryan Wick; Joe, Julia, and Nicole Majchszak; and Jack, George, and Drew Williams. Sister of Timothy (Judy) Boaden and the late Margot Boaden, Dennis Boaden, and William Boaden.

Jane was an active member of Kindervelt and President of the Seven Hills Garden Club from 1997 to 2002. She worked outside of the home as a schoolteacher and travel agent, but her greatest achievement was raising her children and fostering many at-risk children.

Residing in Madeira for most of their lives, Jane and Bob moved to Traditions at Camargo for their retirement years.

Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 2 at Thomas-Justin Memorial, located at 7500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 am with the service immediately following.

Lunch to follow at 12:00 pm in the Community Room at Traditions at Camargo, 7650 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

If desired, donations in Jane’s memory may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati.


Click on this link for the latest publication of our newsletter:  The Vintage

June 2023

Join us for a Special Open House at the Miller House on Sunday 9/10/23 from 11 AM – 2 PM during the Madeira Story Trail Grand Opening & Arbor Day Celebration at the Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary from 11 AM – 1 PM – We will have refreshments behind the Miller House and will have Chickens in our Chicken Coop!

Click here for a printable calendar of events

MHS 03-18-2023 Program – Cincinnati Timeline – The Last 100 Years – Presented by Jeff Seuss

Most Recent Library Program:

 Siege of Cincinnati Link 11/16/19

click here for YouTube link

Previous Library programs can be view on:  Program Videos Archive by clicking this tab on the top left of our home page

Columns by Regina Villiers

These articles were featured weekly in Suburban Life-Press. There are over 600 stories about Madeira published over a span of fifteen years and we have the honor to host them on our website.

Regina was a longtime resident of the Madeira community, raised her family here, taught school in Madeira, and is legendary for providing over fifteen years of historical reading enjoyment. Her articles have been featured many times in many venues throughout the years. We are excited and proud to be able to share this history of our community with you.

Please click on top left of our homepage under Columns by Regina Villiers to view these wonderful articles!

 In memory of Regina Villiers:  Thank you for teaching and sharing the history and stories about our hometown of Madeira, Ohio.

Click on these links for YouTube videos on the History of Madeira:

“So you think you know Madeira-Then & Now” 4/21/2018

by Les LeFevre

History of Madeira Ohio 12/24/2014

by Karl Meyer

Recent Photos:

damage from recent tornado

Hugging tree blown over from recent tornado

Restored Miller House kitchen back to 1922 era

Miller House Museum kitchen prior to renovation

Historical society member Todd Woellner installing kitchen shelving

Caesar Construction donated plaster work

Museum Director Liz Fredrick and Museum Archivist Carol Heck painting the Miller House restored 1922 kitchen

Historic refrigerator delivered and ready to be repainted

Hammond Flooring donated a new hardwood floor, including installation

Hammond Flooring installing hardwood floor at no charge

Miller House front porch columns being replaced in December 2019

Photo of the Miller House showing the six columns holding up the front porch. Proceeds from the raffle will pay for the replacement of the damaged columns.


Click to download a PDF of the membership application form


Membership is open to any person interested in the history of Madeira and the surrounding area.

Individual (18 and over) $15.00
Family (incudes all under 18) $25.00
Corporate – Silver

Corporate – Gold

Corporate Platinum




Student (under 18 with no family membership) $5.00
Centennial Club (Member give $1 for each year Madeira has been incorporated as a village/city of Ohio) $113.00
Life (Head of Household, & Spouse) $750.00

Annual dues may be sent to:

Madeira Historical Society

c/o Donna Lienhart

7229 Longfield Dr.

Madeira, OH 45243

Historical Society Meetings – General membership meetings are held at the Madeira Public Library, please contact us for upcoming meeting details.

E-Mail – madeirahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Madeira Historical Society

7226 Miami Ave.

Madeira, OH 45243


Madeira Historical Society Board
President Robert Bartlett
Vice President Doug Oppenheimer
Treasurer Donna Lienhart
Recording Secretary Robin LeFevre
Communications Secretary Open
Board Member Tim Brock
Librarian/Archivist – Board Member Carol Heck
Museum Director – Board Member Liz Frederick
Board Member Tom Frietch
Board Member Les LeFevre
Board Member Lisa Violand
Board Member Greg Johnson

Ways to help support the Madeira Historical Society: 

Kroger Community Rewards  just log on to your Kroger card and select Madeira Historical Society as your preferred charity.

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