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Really Cool History

When visiting the island one should spend a few bucks & go stroll thru this museum...lots of local... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Rosemary H
Wheeling, West Virginia
Very Good Historical Review for a Nominal Fee

Small but packed with interesting historical information. It's centrally located in the village... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Joseph K
Carlisle, United States
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441 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6536
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

When visiting the island one should spend a few bucks & go stroll thru this museum...lots of local folklore & information that puts the island into perspective! Thanks Museum Curator!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Small but packed with interesting historical information. It's centrally located in the village, and the entry fee is very nominal, so it's definitely worth popping in for a look. Watch the 15 minute video first, to get a good overview of the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Joseph K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Although upon entering, it appears there is not much to see; however, the historical film itself it worth it. Very educational

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This local museum is worth seeing. It offers a movie for visitors and a large variety of antiques which are donated by locals. Adjacent to the museum is a resale shop that is fun and uses procedes to support the museum.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank travelgirl2082
Reviewed August 10, 2017

stopped in here on a rainy day of our vacation, so glad we did, loved the history of the island - the old souvenirs on display the history of the many fires( why so many fires in a place surrounded by water) and the graduates...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank richard e
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We stopped for the second time at the Historical Society because each time we go we learn more about the islands. This is a great stop for history buffs and those who want to learn more about the gem that graces our Lake Erie

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gail K
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The Perry monument was closed for repairs so we went to the Historical Museum to look for books. The ladies in the museum were very helpful in finding a book on Perry. We came home with two historical books: CHASING OLIVER HAZARD PERRY by Craig...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bess W
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Learned a bit about the island's history which is part of the fun of travel for me. I wish there had been a bit more about the Lake Erie battle - it really is an interesting story and most have at least heard the phrase...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank hls715
Reviewed June 28, 2017

This is a hidden gem just off of Catawba Avenue. Inside, you will see a collection of artifacts that traces South Bass Island's agricultural beginnings through to the wine industry growth and finally into a tourist destination. Be sure to see the artifacts from the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Definitely work a hour of your time, great overview movie and tons of local artifacts. The staff was very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2017
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