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The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to establish a museum for the preservation of the history of this unique village on the shores of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, with a special interest in its historic Marblehead Lighthouse. Built in 1821, it is the oldest light in continuous operation on the Great Lakes.

 

An agreement exists with the State of Ohio to use space in the Keeper's House at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park for historic displays and a tourist information center. The historic society, with the work of 5th District Congressman Delbert Latta, had kept the house from being burned in 1998. Straw had already been laid around the building in preparation for the controlled burn. It was only the night before the burn was scheduled, when we received the call telling us that we had saved the Keeper's House from destruction. Renovations were completed in 2002 included air conditioning and a wheelchair lift.

 

Each year the Historical Museum opens its doors to more than 45,000 visitors arriving from all across the United States, and foreign lands. We have had people travel all the way from Australia, Russia, the Philippines, Slovakia, France, Canada and England to visit our lighthouse and museum.

 

 

The historical society is assisting the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park with their 'Brick the Pathway!' program. Interested persons can purchase one or more bricks to honor or remember a loved one or someone special who has had an impact in your life by purchasing one or more commemorative bricks. Please visit our Lighthouse State Park page for more information.

The Society is asking for information about former keepers, Life Savers or Coast Guard personnel, who served at the light; They are also seeking any additional information, photos or artifacts dealing with the history of the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Village of Marblehead, Ohio.

 

 

The monthly meetings of the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society, are held on the third Wednesday of each month March through November at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center, 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside, Ohio. The meeting starts at 7 PM in the Activity Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

* P. O. Box 144 * Marblehead, Oh 43440

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