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• Victorian (1837-1850) nursing chair, a gift from the estate of Linda (Phillips-Hollinshead) Kolinko. Nursing chairs were low slung rocking chairs without arms meant to facilitate a more or less comfortable child nursing experience. The Hollinsheads were early settlers in Bay Township and Samuel Hollinshead served as Trustee of Bay Township 10 years before Ottawa County was formed. We are pleased to acknowledge this significant gift which will fit nicely in the "master" bedroom of the Keeper's House.
• Compiled as part of producing History of Ottawa County—The First 175 Years, over 300 black and white photos of Ottawa County from various sources.
• The Fred Grimm collection of over 10,000 photos of Ottawa County.
• Video: "Ohio First Skirmish War of 1812" produced by X5VideoProductions, September 29, 2012. In September of 1812 a small group of farmers and militia were returning from harvest on Ohio's Danbury Peninsula on the Lake Erie shoreline. They were ambushed by a band of Native Americans loyal to the British. This skirmish was the first fighting in the War of 1812 in Ohio. In September, 2012 this skirmish was commemorated in ceremonies where the fighting took place. Scenes in this video show both the formal events and the reenactment of fighting between settlers and Natives.
• OCHS Quarterly Newsletters (click to view PDF):