The Ottawa County Historical Society is launching a storytelling project based on Ottawa County stories.  We welcome and encourage factual as well as imaginative fictional accounts, such as first-person vignettes portraying historic life in Ottawa County.  These stories will then be transformed into live performances at selected venues throughout the County.  We believe the art of storytelling is about communication with an emphasis to both educate and entertain.  Suggested material for historic story scripts may be found in the Ottawa County Historical Society’s published Oral History volumes.  Family histories are another source for stories.  We welcome new stories and persons who can interpret and perform the parts.  For more information on the project, please contact Nancy Dunham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The first Ottawa County Story Telling program is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Port Clinton Lighthouse & Maritime Festival.  During the hour we’ll be hearing about:

  • Children of West Sister Island;
  • Confederate ships near Put-In-Bay Island;
  • Residents of Appalachia relocating to Carroll Township;
  • Swimming off Rock Ledge on Catawba Island;
  • Storms on Lake Erie and a trip to Pelee Island.

Read more about the entire August 17 Maritime festival here.