Grandview Heights / Marble Cliff Historical Society

Upcoming Events

You are invited to a Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society Zoom webinar. 

When: Sep 20, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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 will begin with a brief business meeting, followed by our featured speaker. Participants will be updated about the Society's activities of the past year, acknowledge the election of 4 Board members and gain insight into what is ahead for the Society. 

Following the business session, Caroline Welling Van Deusen will offer 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 will share her family’s historical connection with the Lincoln family.


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.