The Foundation spearheaded an initiative to place Ottawa Hills Historical Markers at key locations in the Village, helping document our community's rich history. The first marker was installed in 2015, and a second is planned in 2016.
2016 HALL OF FAME GALA
The Ottawa Hills Foundation's 2016 Hall of Fame Galawill be May 13, 2016, at the Inverness Club. Established in 2006, the mission of the Hall of Fame is “to recognize and celebrate the life achievements and civic contributions of Villagers past and present.”
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
To celebrate the first weekend of summer break, the Foundation is hosting a free Ice Cream Social for residents on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Arrowhead Point. The event includes a performance by the OHHS band.
To commemorate the centennial of the founding of the village, the Foundation purchased 30 banners -- celebrating Community, History, Family, Excellence, and Tradition -- which were installed on street lights throughout the village. The banners will be on display through 2016.
E.H. CLOSE BRIDGE PLAQUES
In 2014, the Foundation honored Elmer H. Close, the real estate devloper regarded as the "father" of Ottawa Hills. The Bancroft Street bridge across the Ottawa River was named in Close's honor in 1928. but was never memorialized with a plaque until 2014.
SCULPTURE IN THE PARK
The Foundation has organized and sponsored the annual Sculpture In The Park exhibition at Arrowhead Point since 2004. The exhibit has featured works by artists from across the midwest, and returns in the Spring of 2017!