Wolcott Keeper’s House announces opening, season schedule

Jun 2, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The home of Danbury Peninsula’s first lighthouse keeper, Benajah Wolcott, will be open for tours starting Saturday, July 10.

The Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 Bayshore Rd., Danbury Township, will celebrate a delayed, but festive start to its 2021 season on Saturday, July 10. The Port Clinton Rotary Club Perch Wagon will be on site to offer sandwiches and sides, and the Ottawa County Historical Society’s History Speaks group will entertain visitors with authentic stories of Ottawa County’s heritage.

The Wolcott House, home of the Danbury Peninsula’s first lighthouse keeper, Benajah Wolcott, will be open for docent-led tours from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. that day, as will the adjacent museum, gift shop and the Wolcott family cemetery.

The OCHS Board of Trustees, at their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, also set the Keeper’s House schedule for the rest of the season. It will be open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. The first open Thursday will be July 15, and the last Saturday will be Aug. 28.

The Keeper’s House is located 2-1/2 miles southwest of the Marblehead Lighthouse on Bayshore Road.

The annual Civil War Encampment with members of the Ohio 14th Volunteer Infantry, including a performance by the 73rd OVI Regiment Band, will return on Saturday, Oct. 9, as part of the Marblehead Peninsula-wide Lighthouse Festival..

The fall membership meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Catawba Island Club.

Check the OCHS website (ottawacountyhistory.org) for information on all the OCHS has to offer. The website is a source for event details, membership and volunteer opportunities, and information about the regions of Ottawa County, upcoming events, and links to newsletters and videos about area heritage.

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