Historical sites, organizations and museums offer a broad range of events. We thought it would be a good idea to consolidate them all here! Really, no excuse to be bored this year! By the way, we post reminders about events (some last minute and not appearing here) on our Facebook page. Be sure to Follow us to keep up to date. Enjoy
October 1 – Island Wine Festival Silent Auction at the Put-in-Bay Winery. The silent auction is part of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce’s annual Island Wine Festival, 11 am to 5 pm, Always a great selection of items, including vintage souvenirs, collectables, antiques, wine-related items, Put-in-Bay lodging stays, Jet Express and Miller Boat Line passes and other items donated by island businesses. Lake Erie Islands Historical Society
October 5 – 2 and 6pm – Cemetery Walk – Brewers, Winemakers & Cigar Makers – On this Cemetery Walk we will be talking about some of the early brers, winemakers and cigar makers in Sandusky. Meet at the Oakland Cemetery & Memorial Park, on Milan Rd., just south of Perkins Ave. Part of the History series of the Sandusky Library.
October 7 – 2 and 6pm – Cemetery Walk – Brewers, Winemakers & Cigar Makers – On this Cemetery Walk we will be talking about some of the early brers, winemakers and cigar makers in Sandusky. Meet at the Oakland Cemetery & Memorial Park, on Milan Rd., just south of Perkins Ave. Part of the History Series of the Sandusky Library.
October 9 – 6pm – Brick Wall Genealogy Class – Firelands Genealogical Society presents a one-night only free class. Registration a MUST by calling the library where you want to attend.
October 18 – 6pm – Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, James Willis (Author) presenter. Hear about the connection between actual history and ghost stories at the Sandusky Library.
October 19 – 6 pm – Trails, Sails, Rails and More: How Transportation Made Sandusky and How Sandusky Made Transportation at the Sandusky Library. In commemoration of Ohio Archives Month, hear how the many advances in transportation affected the history of Sandusky, and, using sources form the library’s collections, will describe Sandusky contributions to this Transportation Revolution.
October 30 – 6:30 pm – Death & Dying in the Victorian Era at the Sandusky Library. People of the Victorian Era were fascinated by death and everything that surrounded it. This led to many different kinds of traditions and practices that revolved around death. Learn about the traditions they observed and when it came to death and dying.
November 12 – Erie County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting at the Sandusky Yacht Club. There will be a program (Will Cummings will speak on the E. W. Roberts and Early Aviation in Sandusky. Included is the magnificent commodore’s buffet, and a Silent Auction.
November 21 – 12 noon – President Rutherford B. Hayes. Dustin McLochlin, Historian of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, presenter. This program will include a biographical sketch of Hayes as it details his youth, early career, war experience, political life and post-presidency.
November 24 – 5:30 pm – 8 pm – Sandusky Holiday Lighting Ceremony, free Admission and $1 Carousel Rides as we kick off the Holiday Season with the beginning of our light show and Sandusky’s holiday lights! Merry-Go-Round Museum
November 24 – from 6-8 pm – Follett House Museum Holiday Open House – Join us for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor and refreshments will be served. There will be live entertainment provided by Lake Erie Winds on Friday night.
November 25 – from 1-4 pm – Follett House Museum Holiday Open House – Join us for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor and refreshments will be served.
December 2 – from 5-9 pm – Follett House Museum Open for the Old House Guild Candlelight Tour of Homes – This is another opportunity to visit the Follett House Museum decorated for the holidays during the evening. No ticket needed to visit this museum.
December 3 – from 5-8 pm – Follett House Museum Open for the Old House Guild Candlelight Tour of Homes – This is another opportunity to visit the Follett House Museum decorated for the holidays during the evening. No ticket needed to visit this museum.
December 19 – 12 noon – Battle of Stones River by Jim Lewis, Park Ranger, Stones River National Battlefield. the Battle of Stones River is one of the most important battles in the history of Ohio in the civil War. There were more soldiers from Ohio there than any from any other state. This program will talk about the Battle and the role that the Ohio units played in it.
FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR
January 17 – It’s a Woman’s War, too: Local Members of the Women’s Army Corps – Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Molly Sampson, Director of the Maritime Museum of Sandusky presenter. The largest women’s branch of the military in WWII was the Women’s Army Corps. Originally founded in 1942 as an Auxiliary corps, by 1945, 150,000 women had enlisted. Join historian Molly Sampson for a brief history of the WAC, highlighting local servicewomen.
JANUARY 22, 3 PM – 4 PM – online event by Lorain County Historical Society – A History of the Western Reserve (Bicentennial Speaker Series) – The “Western Reserve” is referenced in names across northeastern Ohio, but what exactly was it? An interesting and complex story of American history, the Western Reserve, also known as the Connecticut Western Reserve, was a territory of about 6,000 square miles along the southern shore of Lake Erie from Pennsylvania extending west to Sandusky Bay that included Lorain County. After the Revolutionary War, settlers from New England were encouraged to move into the area, but they encountered conflicts with the Native American populations who had inhabited the land for thousands of years. Learn more about the history of the Western Reserve with a presentation by Eric Rivet, chief curator at the Western Reserve Historical Society, on Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 PM. This presentation will be given online via zoom. It is free but registration is required.
January 23 – Huron Historical Society – Information Gathering Event from 3-5 p.m: Help the historical society add to their archives about Huron Heights.
February – Tour Sandusky’s Underground Railroad – Sandusky – This year, during the month of February, to honor Black History Month, Firelands Adventure Tours will donate a portion of each of its Underground Railroad tours to the Sandusky NAACP. These donations are made in an effort to build on the principles of the Underground Railroad to help the NAACP promote social justice for all and to advance racial equality. Reservations for the tours are required and can be made at Firelands Adventure Tours’ website, www.firelandsadventuretours.com . Tours depart daily from Jackson Street Pier.
February 1 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – The Story of Euclid Beach Park at the Brownhelm Historical Association – Food, rides, and attractions. Why is Euclid Beach Park so very memorable? Join John Frato, President of Euclid Beach Park Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Euclid Beach Park, for a presentation and learn about the amusement park’s beginnings in 1895. Reminisce with him about its heyday, as well as its final days in 1969. Join us for our monthly membership meeting to catch up on what’s been happening behind the scenes with the BHA. Our doors open at 6 p.m. The business meeting runs from 6:30 – 7 p.m. Social time starts at 7 p.m. and the historical program begins at 7:30 p.m. Open to the public, so bring a friend! Masks are recommended but not required.
February 1 – Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron Historical Society information gathering event: Community members can help the Huron Historical Society gather more information about the history of the Huron Fire Department from 3-5 pm.
February 11 – 7 pm – Play: “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder” – Event by Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums An additional showing of a play about a White House butler who worked for four U.S. presidents has been added at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
February 11 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sandusky Maritime Museum Lecture Series-Lake Erie Wildlife Officer Kelsey Brockman – Learn about life as an ODNR Wildlife Officer on Lake Erie from Officer Kelsey Brockman. Join us for the Maritime Museum Lecture Series, now with the option to watch from home! Join us for coffee & donuts in person, included with Museum admission or watch at home online for a discounted rate (free for members). Preregistration required only for online attendees.
February 18 – Celebrating George Washington Carver, 2:30 at the Sandusky Library. Explore the interesting life of George Washington Carver, known as the peanut man, through stories, crafts, games and science activities. Warning: real peanuts will be used during this program.
February 20 – Celebrate Presidents’ Day with free admission and activities on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, America’s first presidential library. Hayes Presidential will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a day-long celebration. Visitors can take a free, self-guided tour of the museum and sign up for a free tour of the first floor of the Hayes Home. Tours last a half hour. Hayes Home tours will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and no advance reservations are taken. The last tour will depart at 4:30 p.m. The research library will be closed for the holiday.
February 21 – Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the 27th United States colored Troops – Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Dr. Kelley Mezurek, historian and author, presents a discussion about how Ohioans reacted to the enlistment of African American troops, the Ohio Black community’s response to the national conflict, and the impact of their service. The focus of the presentation is on the 5th and 27th USCT, the two Black regiments raised in the state, with special attention given to the greater Sandusky area soldiers and veterans.
February 23 – Gems from the Historical Society at the Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St. Lunchtime Program: Bring a packed lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cookies while talking about. The progam is at 1 p.m. and registration is encouraged.
February 25 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sandusky Maritime Museum Lecture Series-Everyday Life in Sandusky (About) 100 Years Ago Ron Davidson, Special Collections Librarian at the Sandusky Library, presents a view of Sandusky as it was around 1920. Learn how Sandusky looked and functioned then, and how people lived, worked, and played in their community. Photographs and documents from the period will help to illustrate the lives of Sanduskians of the time. Join us for coffee & donuts in person, included with Museum admission or watch at home online for a discounted rate (free for members). Preregistration required only for online attendees.
February 24 – Maritime Lecture Series: Life of a Great Lakes Master & Pilot – Event by the Maritime Museum of Sandusky Tickets · On Sale February 24 at 12 AM – www.eventbrite.com/e/558975650217 Join Captain Russ Brohl as he shares stories from his life as a Great Lakes Master and Pilot. Captain Brohl worked on a variety of Great Lakes vessels, from ferries to thousand-foot freighters. Join us for coffee & donuts in person, included with Museum admission or watch at home online for a discounted rate (free for members). Preregistration required only for online attendees.
February 27 – The 1619 Project: Learn more about the “1619 Project” and the lasting impact of slavery with Dr. Byron Craig and Sandy Zagarell at 6 p.m. The Sandusky Library
March 2 – Thursday, from 6-8pm the first History Happy Hour of 2023! Introduce yourself to The Milan Museum and the history of the Milan Brewing Company in the historic E&K Winery building. Enjoy your favorite sports and games on Clubhouse No.3 simulators while sipping on the signature Jack Frost cocktail! Limited edition Jack Frost merchandise available for purchase. Clubhouse No.3 is located at 220 E. Water St., Sandusky, Ohio
March 4 – 12:30–3 – Lt. Col. Harold H. Brown, Tuskegee Airman Celebration of Life, March 4th, 2023 at the Liberty Aviation Museum, Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown A celebration of life to honor Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Harold H. Brown, 98, of Catawba Island, Ohio, who took his final flight on January 12th, 2023.
March 4 – The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is having an Inaugural Ball For President Hayes inaugural ball on Saturday, March 4, at 5:30 at the Neeley Center at Terra State Community College. When President Hayes took office in March 1877, he did not have an inaugural ball. His election was – and remains – one of the most contested in U.S. history, so a ball was not included in the inaugural festivities. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are $50 for Hayes Presidential members and $55 for non-members. They are available online at https://www.rbhayes.org/…/inaugural-ball-for-president…/. The Cottonwood Jam String Band will provide music, and a caller will guide guests through 19th-century contra dancing, which was popular during Hayes’ time. On the menu are chicken breast, two sides, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee, water and lemonade. A vegan option will be available. Those who would like the vegan option or who have any dietary restrictions are asked to contact Crystal Johnson, visitor services manager, at 419-332-2081 or [email protected] in advance of the event. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets include one drink of beer or wine. Additional beer and wine drinks can be purchased with cash. The dress code is flexible. Guests are welcome to wear business casual, formal wear or period costumes. For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like Hayes Presidential on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.
March 9 – The Women Who Built Hollywood, Dr. Annette Bochenek, historian , presenter. Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Women have been highly influential in the film industry ever since the Silent Era, both onscreen and off. Join film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a virtual presentation about the lives and legacies of some of classic Hollywood’s incredible female directors and stars who possessed a keen sense of business acumen and innovation during the early days of the film industry. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.
March 11 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sandusky Maritime Museum Lecture Series- Women’s Maritime Service in WWII – During WWII 127,000 American Women enlisted in the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. These women served in a variety of occupations, helping to ensure victory. Learn about their experiences in uniform, as well as the many ways civilian women contributed to the maritime war effort. Join us for coffee & donuts in person, included with Museum admission or watch at home online for a discounted rate (free for members). Preregistration required only for online attendees.
March 11 – Opening of special exhibit “Resolute: The Spirit of Arctic Exploration” 9 am – 5 pm Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums For centuries, the Arctic was the ultimate unexplored frontier. Beginning with ancient quests for ultima thule, the “farthest unknown,” explorers tried to chart the shifting, icy landscape at the top of the world. Several expeditions set sail during the 19th century in search for the elusive Northwest Passage, some fated never to return. The Resolute Desk, given to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, was built from the timbers of just such a ship and is still used in the Oval Office to this day. This exhibit will explore the Arctic’s strange, treacherous environment and profile the adventurers who tried to tame it. Access to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission.
March 15 – Tour NASA’s Armstrong facility – 3 pm. Join the North Coast Young Professionals for a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility in Erie County. Only 35-40 people can be accommodated so RSVP as soon you can. Parking is very limited, so carpool when possible. Here are all the critical details of the tour, as each guest: Must be a U.S. citizen or be a legal permanent resident to tour the facility. Needs to be a member of the group
Must RSVP, via email, to [email protected] by March 1 RSVP’d on Facebook does not count. Needs to provide current valid photo identification upon arriving at the facility www.facebook.com/northcoastyoungprofessionals for more information, which includes information on how to sign up for the group.
March 18 – Cleveland Baseball History – Scott Longert, author and historian, presenter. Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Historian Scott Lognert, author of six books on Cleveland baseball history, will present his most recent book ‘Victory on Two Fronts; The Cleveland Indians and Baseball through the World War II Era,’ a study of Cleveland baseball from 1941-1949 and more. Longert has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, most recently on the documentary, War on the Diamond, an in depth look at the rivalry between the Cleveland Indians/Guardians and the New York Yankees.
March 21 – Best of Show: A Sampler of America’s First Ladies, presented by Mike Synder, retired librarian and historian, presenter. Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Hear stories about some of the speaker’s favorite First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt, including a First Lady who spoke fluent Mandarin and Latin, a First Lady who bore her presidential husband seven children after his first wife bore him eight children, and a First Lady whose first name was Frank.
March 24 – Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Randy Koch presents “The ‘Great Escape’ That Never Happened, the Story of the 1864 Attempted Escape From Johnson’s Island” at Sandusky Library Center for Lifelong Learning. This is a presentation by the Erie County Historical Society.
March 28 – Sandusky’s First Women: Prominent Women in Local History, Tuesday at 12:00, a Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Erie County women who achieved “firsts” in the community. Learn about local women of history and their achievements in the community, often as the first women in their field. Meet: Sandusky’s first teacher; the first Sandusky woman to become a physician; Erie County’s first woman law enforcement officer, the first local women elected to public office, the ladies who founded a library; and other women of business and community service.
April 5 – Brownhelm Historical Association Monthly Meeting & Historical Program: Before They Were Famous. More than sixteen million Americans served during World War II. Most of them would return home to a normal life, but some would go on to become beloved celebrities after the war. Join Eric Rivet, Chief Curator at the Western Reserve Historical Society, for an audience participation presentation on how some of Hollywood’s best known celebrities served their country. Catch up on what’s been happening behind the scenes with the BHA. Our doors open at 6,.the business meeting runs from 6:30 – 7. Social time starts at 7 p.m. and the historical program begins at 7:30 p.m.
April 8 10 AM – 12 PM – Easter Bunny Visit and Free Admission at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. Join us after Sandusky Recs annual Easter egg hunt as the Easter Bunny will visit with us from 10-12PM. During those hours we will offer Free Admission and $1 Carousel Rides. Normal Admission prices resume at Noon.
April 18 – The History of the Marblehead Lighthouse, presented by Dennis Kennery, Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society, Tuesday at 12:00 Lunch and Learn presentation at the Sandusky Library. Come learn about the history of the Marblehead Lighthouse from its construction to the present day.
April 29 – The Life of Rutherford B. Hayes by Mike Gilbert – Saturday at 10:30 am in the Sandusky Library a presentation by the Erie County Historical Society as we celebrate the 200th birthday year of Rutherford B. Hayes with a presentation about the 19th President of the United States and his impact on the history of both our region and our country. Presenter Mike Gilbert will discuss Hayes’s years as a small-town lawyer, a soldier in the Civil War, serving as President of the United States, and his ultimate return to his beloved Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio.
May 18 & 20 – Free Museum Day – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Kelleys Island History Museum. It’s opening day. Stop by to explore our great museum check out our new exhibits, visit the Parsonage Resale Shop, and tour the historic Old Stone Church, built in 1866, next door!
May 24 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lou Schultz presents “The 1819 Murder of John Wood and George Bishop by three Ottawa Indians, their Capture, Escape, Recapture, Trial and subsequent Execution in Norwalk Ohio” at the Sandusky Library. This is a presentation by the Erie County Historical Society.
May 25 – 6 pm – Civil War Soldiers Cemetery Walk at the Oakland Cemetery & Memorial Park (2917 Milan Rd, Sandusky) The Sandusky Library conducts this tour. Our area has a rich history when it comes to the Civil War. This walk you will be visiting graves of soldiers who served during the Civil War form this area who died during the war.
May 27 – 10 am and 2 pm – Civil War Soldiers Cemetery Walk at the Oakland Cemetery & Memorial Park (2917 Milan Rd, Sandusky) The Sandusky Library conducts this tour. Our area has a rich history when it comes to the Civil War. This walk you will be visiting graves of soldiers who served during the Civil War form this area who died during the war.
June 3 – 4 – Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1 Huey Helicopter Rides, June 3rd & 4th, 2023 Event the Liberty Aviation Museum welcomes the Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1 Iroquois aka, “the Huey” to the Liberty Aviation Museum for air adventures on June 3rd & 4th, 2023! Pricing: $125.00 Per Person. 10 Min. Experience (Air time. Does not including briefing and loading/unloading of helicopter) https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/
June 10 – 1:00 Event by Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums The Spiegel Grove Squires, the vintage base ball team at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, taken on Pluggy’s Town BBC on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. Admission is free. The Squires bring to life base ball in the 1860s, when the sport – spelled with two words at the time – became organized with standard rules of play for clubs. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches, as games were called during the 1860s.
June 10 at 9 AM – Corvettes at the Museum Car Show, June 10, 2023 the Liberty Aviation Museum Admission to view the car show is FREE (If you are wishing to visit the museum galleries or second hangar, regular rates apply. Current Liberty Aviation Museum members are always free). Lake Shore Corvette Club’s annual car show. http://www.lakeshorecorvettes.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LakeShoreCorvettes
June 11 – 4 pm – The Olympic Jazz Quintet, which plays the music that excited your grandparents or great-grandparents back in the 1920s, will play a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the McBride Arboretum at the BGSU Firelands campus off Rye Beach Road in Huron. READ MORE
June 20 – Noon – Ethnic Sandusky – The Sandusky Library. Sandusky was built by people from many parts of the world – Germany, Italy, Ireland, and West Africa just to name a few places. In commemoration of Immigrant Heritage Month, Special Collections Librarian Ron Davidson will discuss the stores of our ancestors: where they came from, why they came here, what they brought with them and what they did when they got here. Register online at www.SanduskyLib.org. Register online at www.SanduskyLib.org.
June 22 – 5-8 pm – Historic Building Tour – Huron Historical Society – Tour the first floors of three century homes and a church. Must pick up Check-in bundle (wristband, map, shoe covers) at Crawford Insurance Group, 507 Main Street. $10 tickets. Click HERE for details.
JUNE 25, 1 pm – Family Friendly Speakeasy, Bellevue Historical Society 108 N. West St., Bellevue. Learn history about the speakeasy in the Tremont House. Many past stories about Bellevue adult beverage establishments.
June 28, 2023 6:30 PM – 8 PM – Verandah Concert – Bridge County Bluegrass Band – Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums The Verandah Concert series features a variety of musical acts from across the region. This week, the Bridge County Bluegrass Band performs bluegrass music. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Donations are accepted for ice cream but are not required.
June 30 – July 2 – LAM’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Ride Experiences, June 30th-July 2nd, 2023 the Liberty Aviation Museum – Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT “City of Wichita”/”City of Port Clinton” is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum & Tin Goose Diner for flight experiences June 30th-July 2nd, 2023! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! Book your flight online: www.flytheford.org
July 4 – Merry-Go-Round Museum We will be Open on Monday, July 4th from 11-4pm. All admission will be discounted to $2.00 for this day!
July 15 at 10 AM – Yankee Air Museum’s WWII B-17 Air Adventures, July 15th, 2023 At the Liberty Aviation Museum The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to welcome Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1 Iroquois aka, “the Huey” to the Liberty Aviation Museum for air adventures on June 3rd & 4th, 2023! Pricing: $125.00 Per Person
July 15 -16 Historic Lyme Village EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED A reenactment of soldiers and civilians during the Civil war, come and watch a battle unfold both days, meet civil war era reenactors & demonstrators telling the story of what life was like during this time in American history, see our historical village transform back in time to the war between the states, with plenty to see and learn for all ages.
July 18 – Noon – Ohio Heists – at the Sandusky Library. Ohio history overflows with tales of enterprising thieves! From the mild-mannered Kenyon college library employee who walked off with $50,000 worth of rare gbooks and documents to John Dilloinger who it banks all over Ohio. Jan ann Turzillo will tell the stores of some of the best heists in the history of Ohio. Register online at www.SanduskyLib.org.
July 26, 2023 6:30 PM – 8 PM – Verandah Concert – Grand Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp (GRÜBS). Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Donations are accepted for ice cream but are not required.
July 29 10 AM – Yankee Air Museum’s WWII B-25 “Rosie’s Reply” Air Adventure Rides, July 29th, 2023 by the Liberty Aviation Museum – Yankee Air Museum’s WWII B-25D Mitchell bomber “Rosie’s Reply” (formerly “Yankee Warrior” in a new look!) will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for air adventures this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority!!!
August 4 – 6 – LAM’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor visits Put-In-Bay for Flight Experiences!! Aug 4th-6th, 2023 by the Liberty Aviation Museum Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT “City of Wichita”/”City of Port Clinton” is scheduled to arrive at Put-In-Bay Airport for flight experiences Aug 4th-6th, 2023! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! Book your flight online: www.flytheford.org
August 14 – Meet John Kropf at Lakeside Ohio. John is the author of Color Capital of the World – Growing up with the legacy of a crayon company (The American Crayon Company of Sandusky).
August 15 – Noon – Battle of Lake Erie – at the Sandusky Library. Park Ranger, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial presents. The Battle of Lake Erie was the turning point for supremecy of the great lakes during the War of 1812. Learn about the lead up to the battle, the battle itself, and how its outcome affected the War of 1812. Register online at www.SanduskyLib.org.
August 23, 2023 6:30 PM – 8 PM – Verandah Concert – North Coast Big Band – Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums This week, North Coast Big Band performs the toe-tapping tunes of the World War II era. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Donations are accepted for ice cream but are not required.
August 26 – Arts & Crafts Show at the Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. 11-5, free admission. Featuring Local artists, authors and artisans.
September 1 – 3 – (LABOR DAY WEEKEND) LAM’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Rides, Sept 1st-3rd, 2023 the Liberty Aviation Museum – Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5 “City of Wichita”/”City of Port Clinton” is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum & Tin Goose Diner for flight experiences Sept 1st-3rd, 2023! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! Book your flight online: www.flytheford.org
SEPTEMBER 2 – 9 AM – 3 PM – 18th Annual Car/Truck Show – Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. Every year, make model of car and truck welcome! Registration fee is $10 and includes entry into the museum. Dash plaques to the first 150 vehicles registered. Awards: Best of Show Car & Truck, Best of Show Modern 2020-Present, 25 Luck of the Draw Trophies. 50/50 – Door Prizes – Raffles, Food by Miller’s Drive In. Contact: 419-483-2222, [email protected].
September 2 – 3 – Labor Day Weekend!! Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1 Huey Helicopter Rides, Sept 2nd & 3rd, 2023 by the Liberty Aviation Museum The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to welcome Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1 Iroquois aka, “the Huey” to the Liberty Aviation Museum for air adventures on Sept 2nd & 3rd, 2023! Pricing: $125.00 Per Person, 10 Min. Experience (Air time. Does not including briefing and loading/unloading of helicopter). Reservations can be made online here: https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/
September 11 — Historical Weekend Old Tyme Baseball Game, 2 pm, location to be announced soon. The local Mossbacks challenge the Ohio Historical Society Muffins to a game using the original rules of baseball. Museum staff and volunteers will sell hot dogs and soft drinks provided by our friends at Miller Boat Line with all proceeds benefiting the museum. Lake Erie Islands Historical Society
September 19 12 pm – History of the Sandusky Coal Docks presented by Molly Sampson, at the Sandusky Library. Learn about the enduring legacy of Sandusky’s coal docks, from the opening of Pier #1 in 1891 to the construction of ‘the giant with the Gentle Hands’ by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1939, See how this important landmark continues to operate today.
September 21 – Sunset cruise on the Goodtime and learn about the history of Johnson’s Island, Cedar Point, the Marblehead lighthouse/peninsula and the Sandusky Piers. Boarding at 5:30. tickets will go on sale in August and there will be a box meal, 50/50 raffle and we are planning a gorgeous sunset cruise. Presented by the Erie County Historical Society.
September 30 – 7 pm – 10 pm – Spirits In The Museum at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. Enjoy signature mixed drinks of Rum and unaged whiskey from Cleveland Distillery, the guys who bring your Humblebee Wines and JonJon Juice at the Toast of Ohio Wine Festival. Ticket includes: 5 drink tickets, commemorative drinking glass, and appetizers.