Welcome to the Historical Society of Rocky River, Ohio
Where our present soon becomes the past which shapes our future.
Rocky River, Ohio was founded in 1805 as a part of Rockport Township. In 1891, Rocky River became a hamlet and in 1903, it was incorporated as a village. Reincorporated in 1930, the village became a city.
The Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of this Cleveland suburb and we invite you to join us.
A century ago in 1917, Rocky River lost its first golf course.
Dorothy Violet Snell Fuldheim was born June 26, 1893 in Passaic, New Jersey.
Did you know that Rocky River--the home of top-rated schools, beautiful homes, thriving businesses, the Cowan Pottery Museum, and a beautiful Lake Erie shoreline--is also the home of a prominent chamber music concert series?
Benjamin Harrison was born August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio.
Water flows downstream, but we are going to travel upstream to find out where our beloved Rocky River goes.
The American Art Pottery Association’s 37th annual convention will return to Cleveland from April 26-29th for the first time in five years.
Jesse Grover Bell was a cosmetics salesman in Kansas when in 1927, at age 37, he decided to move his family to Cleveland, Ohio and start his own cosmetics business. He named it after his daughter, Bonne Bell.
While doing research about the early history of Cleveland, Ohio, and especially Rocky River, one encounters the Pease surname many times. Here Gay Christensen-Deane has attempted to sort out all the people and some of the relationships.