Barns of Ottawa County with Robert Kroeger

Robert Kroeger, Author of Barns of Ottawa CountyWHEN: Wednesday, June 5th at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lakeside Train Station (710 Central Avenue, Lakeside, OH)

In collaboration with Lakeside Chautauqua, Robert Kroeger will be the featured speaker with a painting demonstration and sharing barn stories from his two books, Historic Barns of Ohio (2021) and Round Barns of America (2022). Both books will be available for sale.

Kroeger was the Society’s featured speaker in June 2023 at Port Clinton’s The Arts Garage. While visiting, he toured the County’s historic barns and completed 14 Ottawa County barn paintings. These paintings will be on exhibit at Lakeside’s Train Station and from June 1 through June 30 will be part of the Society’s online Bidding Owl auction to benefit the Ottawa County Historical Society’s Scholarship Fund.

In addition, these Ottawa County paintings have been compiled into a 2025 calendar ‘Barns of Ottawa County’ available on the Society’s website ‘Shop’ page. The calendars will also be available for sale at the Lakeside event and during the summer season at the Wolcott Keeper’s House.

The Lakeside gate policy is in effect for this event. OCHS members will be provided free access with RSVP to Linda Huber at