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Lake Erie Islands Historical Society

441 Catawba Avenue, Put in Bay, OH 43456
+1 419-285-2804
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Be sure to watch the short film on the history

Although upon entering, it appears there is not much to see; however, the historical film itself it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Kathy B
Good Overview of Local History

This local museum is worth seeing. It offers a movie for visitors and a large variety of antiques... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
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441 Catawba Avenue, Put in Bay, OH 43456
+1 419-285-2804
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

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

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 9 September 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.

Thank travelgirl2082
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank richard e
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank Gail K
Reviewed 22 July 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

Thank Bess W
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank hls715
Reviewed 28 June 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

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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

Thank Laurieli
Reviewed 31 May 2017

.Interesting exhibits, particularly the details of the auto racing on the island with data, pictures, and old video clips.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had the opportunity to visit the museum during the bicentennial celebration of Oliver Hazard Perry's victory of the British in 1813. Although the museum appears to be small it is packed with information about the history of Put-In-Bay and the other Lake Erie islands,...More

Thank DavidMacko
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