Mission Statement:

To discover, preserve and celebrate the history of Ottawa County
and to promote a heightened awareness of our local place in time.

  • Railroad Workers


    Allen Township
    Benton Township
    Clay Township
    Clay Center Village
    Genoa Village
    Harris Township
    Ottawa Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
    Rocky Ridge Village
    Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
  • Bald Eagle

    Central West

    Bay Township
    Carroll Township
    Erie Township
    La Carne
    Little Portage River Wildlife
    Magee Marsh & The
    Black Swamp Bird Observatory
    Oak Harbor Village
    Salem Township
    Toussaint State Wildlife Area

  • Betsy Mo John

    Central East

    Catawba Island Township
    Camp Perry
    Erie Proving Ground
    Middle Bass Island
    North Bass Island
    Port Clinton City
    Portage Township
    Put-In-Bay Township
    Put-In-Bay Village
    Winous Point Marsh

  • Marblehead Lighthouse


    Danbury Township
    East Harbor State Park
    Johnson's Island
    Lakeside Chautauqua
    Lakeside Daisy Preserve
    Marblehead Village

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Historians - preserving tomorrow's yesterday, today.

Look What's New With OCHS!

1) Read our Winter 2018 Newsletter with a special tribute to Jeanne Huskey and Ro Chapman.  See our "Collection" page and "Printed Materials" section here. 2) Page & Stage Oral History Committee has a new book:  "Along the Highways and Waterways of Ottawa County, Ohio", a collection of writings about historic homes, buildings, and other interesting places in the County.   Read more here.