• Christmas Social-2017 

Benajah and Rachel Wolcott would have been right at home in their home at the Ottawa County Historical Society Christmas Social.  Firelands Symphony Orchestra members Brian Shifflet and Ron Brooker welcomed approximately 50 guests with holiday music.  The two continuously-lit fireplaces banked and stoked by OCHS member Ray Machar provided the sole source of Keeper’s House heat.  Ray and fellow OCHS member Becky Shemenski put the fireplaces to an additional good use making mulled apple cider and gingerbread cookies.   Even the weather cooperated with only a slight dusting of snow!   From the Wolcott Keeper’s House to yours, “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good-night”-Clement Clarke Moore.   (Photos by OCHS member Kathy Leonard).

   

Firelands Symphony Orchestra members Brian Shifflet and Ron Brooker.

  OCHS member Ray Machar and guests.   OCHS member Becky Shemenski.

 

  • Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment-2017

On October 14, 2017, the annual Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment at the Keeper's House honors Henry Wolcott, son of Benajah and Rachel. The Ohio 14th Volunteer Infantry encamped for the occasion. There were special performances by the Ohio 73rd Volunteer Regimental Band with 15-piece authentic uniforms and instruments playing Civil War era music.  Model railroad train depicting quarry work was on display in the Annex, courtesy Roger Jensen.  Frontier craft demonstrations, bean soup, corn bread, cider and hearth cooking enjoyed by all.  Partial funding support for this event was provided by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

 

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  • Ottawa County Commissioners Meeting-2017

On September 14, 2017, the Ottawa County Commissioners held their bi-weekly meeting at the Keeper's House.

   
 (L-R) Assistant Clerk Theresa Elder; Commissioners Mark Stahl, Mark Coppeler, James Sass    (L-R) Jim Sass, Bill Coder, Linda Huber, Paul Moon