Keeper’s House hosts summer potluck picnic

Aug 16, 2023 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The Marblehead Lighthouse Keeper’s House is an authentically restored 1820’s stone home on the Marblehead peninsula.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a late summer potluck picnic in the peaceful setting of the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 Bayshore Rd.,  Marblehead, on Wednesday Aug. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to bring a place setting and a dish to pass around.

The members of the Ottawa County Historical Society are inviting the public to join them to enjoy the annual event again this year, at the authentically restored 1820’s stone home of the Marblehead Lighthouse’s first Keepers, Benajah and Rachel Wolcott.

Picnic tables will be set up under the towering shade trees and baked ham, iced tea and lemonade will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own place setting, and a dish to pass.

Menu balance suggestions are: Names beginning with A through F,  vegetables; G through L, potatoes or bread; M through Q, salads; and R through Z, desserts.

Extra place settings will be available, and there is ample parking on the grounds. The Gift Shop and Museum will be open before and during the picnic, with an opportunity to view artifacts from the pioneer era, or to look for books or souvenirs. Tickets for the fundraising raffle will also be available.

To tour the Keeper’s House, ask one of its volunteers.

For more information about the Ottawa County Historical Society and the Keeper’s House, visit its website at, or find us on Facebook.

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