Events may be postponed or cancelled as the coronavirus epidemic dictates.   We will update this list as decisions are made.  Please check back often:


May 3 Spring meeting of the membership

June 3 OCHS Board meeting

June 13 Hearth cooking demonstration

July 11 Rotary Club of Port Clinton perch wagon


October 10, 2020 Saturday: OCHS--Event: Lighthouse Festival Civil War Encampment

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020, 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.




November 15, Sunday: OCHS--Program: Fall Meeting of the Membership

When:  Sunday, November 15, 2020, 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!

Our main speaker has not yet been selected.  Please check back soon!

Cost:  $25 per person.  Make check payable to the Ottawa County Historical Society.    Please send reservations no later than Wednesday, November 11 to:

OCHS c/o

Patrick O'Keeffe

1011 Taft Street

Port Clinton, OH 43452