• Oak Harbor Golf Course:  Spring Luncheon with OCHS Membership (April 29, 2018)

A beautiful day to meander through the pages of Along the Highways and Waterways of Ottawa County.  In his slide presentation, OCHS President Patrick O'Keeffe highlighted a few places of note from the newest Oral History book.


OCHS President O'Keeffe with audience


(L-R) Tom Wiseman and Lloyd Dayton


  • Bay Township Townhall:  "Harvesting History" Event (April 14, 2018)

The Society held its first "Harvesting History" event at the Bay Township Townhall.  Building upon the photo and story collection drive while preparing the county's 175th anniversary book as well as part of the Page & Stage Oral History project, the Society recognizes there is a treasure trove of history in family photo collections.  Our desire is to help preserve these photos as well as capture the background story surrounding the photo.  At the event Society members scanned photos and discussed family histories with fellow Township residents.  Personal appointments were also scheduled to gather more information on family histories.  Future events are planned in other locations around the county.

Clara Dracka (L) shares a family photo with Linda Huber (R)   Mark Segaard (L) displays an article to Rich Norgard (R)   Township residents Jodi Regal (L) and Clara Dracka (R) review family histories.


  • Catawba Island Club:  Fall Meeting of the OCHS Membership (November 12, 2017)

About 60 people attended as outgoing President Paul Moon gaveled his 10th fall membership meeting to order.  Here incoming President Patrick O'Keeffe presents a certificate of appreciation to President Emeritus Moon.



       Outgoing President Paul Moon


   (L-R) Patrick O'Keeffe and Paul Moon


  • Ida Rupp Library-Marblehead Branch:  Grand Opening (July 1, 2017)

At the Grand Opening of the Marblehead branch of Ida Rupp Library, OCHS President Paul Moon presented Library Director Tim Hagen with a copy of History of Ottawa County: The First 175 Years.  On hand for the celebration were fellow OCHS members Bill Coder, Sharon Coder, and book author Patrick O'Keeffe.  Also making a presentation was U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur.

  • Book Presentation OCHS President Paul Moon presents 175th book to Library Director Tim Hagen.
  • Kaptur Presentation U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur makes a presentation to Library Director Tim Hagen.
  • OCHS Members with Director (l-r): Bill Coder, Paul Moon, Sharon Coder, Tim Hagen, and Patrick O'Keeffe.