The Ottawa County Historical Society has announced the 2023 summer schedule for the Wolcott Keeper’s House, the 1820’s home of the Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keeper, Benajah Wolcott.
The authentically restored House at 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead will be open for docent guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., now through Aug. 26. The Wolcott family cemetery will be available for self-guided tours.
The adjacent Museum and Gift Shop displays photos of the Wolcott family, and tools and artifacts like those used on homesteads in the early 19th Century. The gift shop offers a variety of gifts and souvenirs, as well as books about local history and by local authors.
The annual Civil War Encampment returns on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with members of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry demonstrating camp craft and military drill techniques. Period music will be provided by Allan Howey with cornet, bugle, banjo and guitar. Bean soup, cornbread, and cider will be available, and the Keeper’s House fireplace cooking crew will demonstrate their skills with authentic recipes to sample.
For more information, visit the OCHS website at www.ottawacountyhistory.org. or on Facebook.