August 21, 2019, Wednesday: OCHS Annual Potluck Picnic

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Where: Wolcott Keeper's House, 9999 Bayshore Road, Marblehead

This year's OCHS annual summer potluck will be at the Wolcott Keeper's House.  Visit with old friends or make new ones.  Come and hear featured excerpts from the OCHS Storytellers providing a personal look at local history as performed at the Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival on Saturday, August 17.  Browse through new publications, catch up on activities and relax under the shade trees.  Of course, feast on summer potluck favorites and share your favorite dish.  Guests and members of the public are welcome!  OCHS will provide a baked ham and plates, cups, etc. or you may bring your own table service  Menu balance suggestions by last name initial:  A-F: salads; G-L: desserts; M-Q: vegetables; R-Z: potatoes or bread. 

RSVP to Kathy Leonard no later than Friday, August 16 by phone at 419-512-1741 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


October 2, 2019, Wednesday: OCHS---Board Meeting

When:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Wolcott's Keeper's House Annex, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead

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

October 12, 2019, Saturday: LAM---Event: Autumn Wine Affair

When:  Saturday, October 12, 2019 (Hours to be announced)

Where:  Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, Port Clinton

Event will be held in the Museum's main hangar.  Musuem galleries and Hangar 2 will close at 5:00 p.m.   Call Liberty Aviation Museum for more details at 419-732-0234.




October 12, 2019, Saturday: OCHS--Event: Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

The Ottawa County Historical Society Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment honors Henry Wolcott, son of Benajah and Rachel. The Ohio 14th Volunteer Infantry encamps for the occasion. Special performances from 11 am to 3 pm by Ohio 73rd Volunteer Regimental Band with 15-piece authentic uniforms and instruments playing Civil War era music.  Fireplace cooking demonstration; docent guided tours; gift shop and museum open.  Bean soup, cornbread, and cider.   Annual fundraising drawing at 3:00 p.m.

Partial funding support for this event provided by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.