Music and history come together at Keeper’s House

Enjoy a day of stirring music, ice cream and desserts and local history Saturday, July 14, at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road in Marblehead.
Tours of the 1820s stone house of Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keepers, Benajah and Rachel Wolcott, begin at 10 a.m. Ottawa County Historical Society volunteers will offer desserts and Toft’s ice cream from 11 a.m. and dulcimer performer Tracie Henson will perform traditional music from noon to 2 p.m. The 65-piece North Coast Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. in the natural amphitheater behind the house, featuring rousing marches, dazzling soloists and contemporary arrangements.

Bring your blanket or lawn chair for seating, the gift shop/museum will be open and the Kids Cabin Mural is on display for photos.The 65-piece North Coast Big Band takes the stage at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the 2012 fundraising drawing will be available at $1 each or 6 for $5. This year’s prizes include a framed Ben Richmond print, The Keeper’s House, a Heritage design quilt and shams from Martha and Molly’s and a sterling silver and gold Marblehead Hook Bracelet from G.S. E. Jewelers.
The Wolcott Keeper’s House is a project of the Ottawa County Historical Society and is maintained and restored through donations, grants and fundraising. For information, visit

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