Historical Society meeting
1812 was both the topic and the venue as Ottawa County Historical Society members and guests gathered in Port Clinton at the Island House’s 1812 Food and Spirits Dining Room for their annual spring meeting.
War of 1812 scholar Louis Schultz, of Sandusky, and The Columbus Academy in Gahanna, gave an informative and entertaining presentation about the “Forgotten War,” and displayed some of his extensive collection of related artifacts.
Schultz is the author of the current “War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” exhibit at The Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont.
Schultz related a number of examples of how misdirection and missed communications, coupled with treachery both foreign and domestic, added to the difficulty of fighting the war.
The Ottawa County Historical Society welcomes new members interested in discovering and preserving local history. Visit www.thekeepershouse.org for more information.
Alumni banquet set
The annual Harris Elmore Alumni Banquet will be held Friday, May 24 at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1387 SR 590, Gibsonburg.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available through May 19 by calling Keith Damschroder at 419-862-2357.