Grandview Heights / Marble Cliff Historical Society

Upcoming Events

Due to the Pandemic, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society Annual Meeting

was held as a Zoom webinar on Sep 20, 2020
Topic: Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society 2020 Annual Meeting and Historic Presentation

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The session began with a brief business meeting, followed by a featured speaker. Participants were updated about the Society's activities of the past year, acknowledged the election of 4 Board members and gained insight into what is ahead for the Society. 

Following the business session, Caroline Welling Van Deusen offered a fascinating insight into her great-great-grandmother's relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln and the Lincoln family. She was witness to a significant historical event -- the assassination of Abraham Lincoln   

Featured Speaker: Caroline Welling Van Deusen

Local resident Caroline Welling Van Deusen is a Lincolnphile who collects books and artifacts about Abraham Lincoln.  Van Deusen’s Lincoln roots run deep. Her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth L. C. Dixon was a close friend to Mary Todd Lincoln, who summoned her for support on the night the president was assassinated.  Dixon comforted Mrs. Lincoln as the president lay on his deathbed that night in April 1865. Dixon’s husband, James, was a Connecticut senator whom Lincoln often consulted.  Van Deusen is the Society’s featured speaker and shared her family’s historical connection with the Lincoln family.

An audio recording of the entire webinar can be accessed on our website here.

A video recording of the meeting and presentation can be accessed at the Society's YouTube Channel at


Tour of Homes
October 2022

The Society is busy planning our triennial historical Tour of Homes to be held in 2022. We are looking for GH/MC residents to volunteer to lead the following roles for the tour: 

Your strong interest in preserving and promoting our historically significant and beautiful homes is the most important qualification for taking on a role. Chair persons receive a complimentary ticket to the Tour of Homes and the tour VIP Event.

Please contact the Tour of Homes Coordinator at  for more information about the 2022 Tour of Homes, to offer your home for consideration as a tour home, or to volunteer or get additional information on tour team leadership roles. 

September 20, 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting Of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society will be held virtually on September 20, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
Grandview Heights resident Caroline Welling Van Deusen will reflect on the life and times of her great grandmother Elizabeth Dixon, a close friend of Mary Todd Lincoln. 
More information will be made available on the Society’s website.