October 26-28, 2018, Friday-Sunday: LHS---Conference: The Art of Storytelling

When:  Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2018, times vary

Where:  Lakeside Chautauqua campus, 324 West Third Street, Lakeside, OH

Historians have the unique challenge of making history come alive through the interpretation of compelling stories. Whether through an oral history, the written word or displaying an artifact, we meet this challenge by packaging information in a new and exciting form. This fall, the Lakeside Heritage Society invites you to join historians, museum professionals, librarians and students as we share innovative methods used for telling our unique stories. Join us on the shores of Lake Erie from Oct. 26-28 as we explore novel ways to present our research, engage with audiences and promote our stories!  Registration required. See the LHS website for additional information




November 18, 2018, Sunday: OCHS Fall Meeting of the Membership

When:  Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beachclub Road, Port Clinton

Fall meeting of the membership with election of officers.  All welcome to attend!

When Don Rhodes decided to find a permanent “home” for his Ottawa General Store collection, there began a journey ending with the creation of the Catawba Island Historical Society.  Please join us at the Ottawa County Historical Society fall meeting of the membership and hear Craig Koerpel, President of the Catawba Island Historical Society, share this fascinating story---finding a permanent home for Don’s collection and creating a new historical society focused on Catawba Island history.

Cost:  $25 per person.  Make check payable to the Ottawa County Historical Society.    Please send reservations no later than Wednesday, November 14 to:

OCHS c/o

Patrick O'Keeffe

1011 Taft Street

Port Clinton, OH 43452