Perry Masonic Lodge hosts county historian Peggy Debien

The Oliver H. Masonic Lodge No. 341 will feature Peggy Debien, curator for the Ottawa County Museum in Port Clinton, on May 15 at a public dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Oliver H. Perry Masonic Lodge, 118 Monroe St., Port Clinton.

Debien will reveal how the museum was established, its holdings, how it is governed, organized and funded.

Debien is a native of Port Clinton, graduated from Immaculate Conception School, Port Clinton High School, and Bowling Green State University. After a year of teaching, Debien was commissioned as a Naval officer in 1970. After 24 years of service retired as a captain.

Following retirement, Debien worked at the Hayes Presidential Library and the Chef’s Garden before becoming curator of the Ottawa County Museum in 2008. She volunteers with Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library, the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton and the American Legion.

The evenings meal is a Build your own Taco buffet. There is no cost, but donations are gratefully accepted. All guests are requested to RSVP by email (jeffrey.a.limpert@gmail.com) or telephone (330 -227-4589).

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