May 3, 2020-Sunday: OCHS---Spring Meeting of the Membership

When:  Sunday, May 3, 2020 (Time to be determined)

Where:  (Location to be announced)

The Spring meeting of the Ottawa County Historical Society will feature Tim Haney from Caesar’s Ford Theatre in Xenia, Ohio. He will be speaking on the topic of storytelling and Caesar's “History in Action” 2019 event experience.  Tim will share how they developed the program including a call for scripts, how performers were selected, and how well the program was attended. 

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June 13, 2020, Saturday: Event--Hearth Cooking Demonstration

When:  Saturday, June 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:  9999 Bayshore Road, Marblehead, Ohio

The Ottawa County Historical Society hearth cooking crew will hold demonstrations at the Wolcott Keeper's House.  Come and experience frontier-style cooking over an open hearth.  Generous samples of the cooking will be available for tasting.

All welcome to attend.

July 11, 2020 Saturday: OCHS--Event: Rotary Club of Port Clinton Perch Wagon

When: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 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 Perch Wagon.   Perch dinners and sandwiches with a side of hand-cut French fries will be available from the Rotary Perch Wagon-Ottawa County’s own ‘food truck’- Saturday, July 11, from 11:00-3:00 at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 East Bayshore Road, Marblehead. Tables will be provided to eat on the grounds of the historic stone home of Benajah and Rachel Wolcott, first Keeper’s of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Carryout is also available.

       Port Clinton Rotary Members


Becky Shemenski and her fireplace cooking crew will provide a hearth cooking demonstration.
Tours of the restored residence and cemetery will be ongoing throughout the day, as will browsing for souvenirs and local history books at the adjacent Annex/farm museum.  The Keeper’s House stone exterior was recently restored to its 19th century integrity, revealing the original quality stonework. The Wolcott Keeper’s House is a living history project of the Ottawa County Historical Society.  It is supported by donations, grants, and fund raisers.  Tickets for the annual drawing will be available at the Annex for $1 each or 6 for $5.00.  Prizes include a copy of the book, History of Ottawa County, the First 175 Years; a framed Ben Richmond print, Holiday Hearth; and a gift certificate from Starcher Enterprises of Marblehead. The annual drawing is during the October 10th Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment.