Events

July 14, 2018, Saturday: OCHS--Event: Rotary Club of Port Clinton Fish Wagon

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, OH

The Ottawa County Historical Society hosts the Rotary Club of Port Clinton Fish Wagon.  Delicious perch sandwiches and dinners (often referred to as "famous”) are the specialty.  Fireplace cooking demonstration.  Docent guided tours; gift shop and museum open.

August 1, 2018, Wednesday: OCHS---Board Meeting

When:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  R Coffee Corner, 3848 E. Harbor Light Landing Dr, Port Clinton, OH

The Ottawa County Historical Society regular meeting of the Board.  All welcome to attend!

August 4, 2018, Saturday: PCLC---Event: 2nd Annual Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival

When:  Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Port Clinton Lighthouse, 205 E. Perry Street, Port Clinton

The Port Clinton Lighthouse is the last remaining timber frame pier light on Lake Erie.  Once common on our inland seas, only four of these unique structures remain on the Great Lakes today.  In operation from 1896 to 1952, the Port Clinton Lighthouse has been fully restored to its original condition, thanks to a dedicated group of local volunteers.  Come and enjoy the day along with area residents for the 2nd annual Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival.  For more information, visit www.portclintonlighthouse.org.

 

 

 

 

 

September 7-16, 2018: Ottawa County-Wide "Ohio Open Doors" Events

When: 10 days in September---Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 16, 2018

Where: See information below on various county-wide activities and events

The Ohio History Connection is sponsoring a statewide event called "Ohio Open Doors" where building and landmark operators open their doors to the public for special tours and programs.   The purpose is to honor the history, design and stories of the local area helping to promote, educate and inspire pride in Ohio's amazing heritage.

The Ottawa County Historical Society is helping to spread the word within the County to encourage organizations and individuals to open their doors and share the fascinating history of the County.   As individual events and activities become known, we will list them here----so check back often.

 

Saturday, September 8

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 19th Annual Friends of OSU Stone Lab Open House:  Gibraltar Island.  Tour Stone Laboratory, 6.5-acre island, view Cooke Castle, lectures and laboratory sessions and more.  Free transportation to Gibraltar from Ohio State University's AVC on South Bass Island (last boat to Gibraltar 3:30 p.m./last to South Bass 4:00 p.m.).  See website for full details (www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu/news).

 

Tuesday, September 11

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Oak Harbor Public Library:  Oak Harbor Walking Tour, Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 Main Street, Oak Harbor.  Guided walking tour led by Local History & Museum Center staff of downtown buildings (exteriors only) and Oak Harbor Station, Interurban and Kayak Launch.   Meet inside Library at Reading area.

 

Wednesday, September 12

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Ottawa County Museum:  Back To School In History, Ottawa County Museum, 126 West 3rd Street, Port Clinton.  Celebrate the beginning of the school year with an exhibit of school memorabilia, Revistas, school senior portraits from the 1930s and 1940s saved from the old high school, and discussions with curator and volunteers.
   
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ottawa County Historical Society:  Union Center School, 1672 Muddy Creek N Road, Oak Harbor.  Guided tour of a one-room schoolhouse, if not the last in Ottawa County certainly the most historically restored.  School operated from 1899 to 1934.  After being closed, the property was purchased by Theodore Witt.  Grandson, Norm, restored the building and the interior furnishings will take you back to those early rural one-room school days.
   
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Harris-Elmore Public Library:  Elmore Manufacturing Company, Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo Street, Elmore.  Presentation on the history of the Elmore Manufacturing Company including the Elmore Roadster bicycle and the Elmore Car.  On display, 1903-04 Elmore Car.

 

Friday, September 14

10:00 a.m - 12:00 noon Lakeside Heritage Society: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua, Third & Walnut, Lakeside - guided tour and open exhibit to celebrate Hoover's 90th year.
   
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Oak Harbor Public Library:  Local History & Museum Center Open House, Oak Harbor Public Library-Lower Level, 147 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor - tour the Museum and learn what Oak Harbor history materials are on file.  Also showing video produced by Clint Fehlhaber of 1949/50 downtown stores.
   
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. County Commissioners:  Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton - guided tours of interior and exterior of courthouse.

 

Saturday, September 15

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Johnson's Island Preservation Society:  Confederate Civil War Prison Cemetery, Gaydos Drive, south off Bayshore Road (Route 163), Marblehead - guided tour of cemetery.
   
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ottawa County Historical Society:  Skirmish On The Peninsula, Wolcott Keeper's House, 9999 Bayshore Road, Marblehead - Presentation on the first fighting in the War of 1812 in Ohio on Danbury's Peninsula on Lake Erie shoreline including video showing of Skirmish On The Peninsula produced in 2012 as part of the Bi-Centennial commemorative celebration.

 

Sunday, September 16

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy:  Port Clinton Lighthouse Tour, 205 East Perry Street, Port Clinton.  Tour the last timber frame pier head lighthouse on Lake Erie.