OUR GIFT SHOP & MUSEUM
will open on MAY 16 for Free Museum Day.
Free admission, an activity, and you get to view our new displays.
NEWS FROM THE PAST
March 1893 - ST. PATRICK’S DAY - “The Jovial
Dramatic Club, of this island, presented a drama in four acts, entitled ‘Little
Ruby.’ The part of Little Ruby by little Kittie McGettigan was rendered in a
very satisfactory way. Kate McGettigan as Mrs. Goldworth, Maggie, Haley as
Laura, Matt Kennedy as John Goldworth, Wm. Sternenberger as Rupert Levick, the
villain, Mike Brennan as Walter Armstrong, ‘Jack’ Brennan as Abel and Frank
Martin as Mr. Maxwell, the real estate agent, were splendid-in fact, they were
above criticism. Katie Duignan, Teresa Brennan and Nora Stokes were the other
prominent members of the cast.
entertainment concluded with a comic farce, entitled ‘More Blunders than One.’
In this much credit is due Master Johnnie Brennan, who took the part of Young
Melbourne. Although it was his first appearance on the state in anything
‘dramatic,’ he was as much at home on the stage as though it were his daily
task. Jack Brennan made the blunders. Jack has full control of the Irish brogue
and the audience took special pains to testify its admiration for his gymnastic
ability which, I think, is Irish too.
band furnished splendid music. The hall was thronged to its utmost capacity
long before the performance began, and the drama was of such an excellent
character that it held the audience to the very end, with the exception of the
certain ladies (?) who sat on the north side, very nearly the center of the
hall. Though my belief is not Catholic, and I am not partial, I will say that
they have never failed yet to gain the appreciation of their audiences, so it
is hoped that the source of this disrespect has been considered and no hard
feelings have been maintained, and I will promise those ladies (?) that on next
Thursday evening when we give our ‘literary and musical’ if we scan our
audience a dozen times through we will fail to see anybody giggling and in
every possible way showing such disrespect for both themselves and the
performers. I am informed the entertainment netted about $65.”
THIS YEAR WE ARE WORKING ON A DISPLAY ON RECREATIONAL FISHING. WE ARE LOOKING FOR STORIES, ARTIFACTS (WHICH YOU LOAN TO US) AND ITEMS RELATING TO RECREATIONAL FISHING. WE HOPE TO HAVE AN ICE SHANTY ON DISPLAY. contact us KImuseum@msn.com
THE FORD TRI-MOTOR - OUR TIN GOOSE
Jody Brausch, who spoke at our annual meeting, donated a piece of the corrugated aluminum that covered the fuselauge between the wings. Go ahead and touch it, you'll be surprised at how light it is. And take a look at the two chairs. Actually, they were the seats in the Tin Goose. You'll note that there is no place to affix them to the floor. This was an elegant but very unsafe ride.
Along with the Artifacts on loan from Jody Brausch, Dick McMonagle donated his negatives (from a Brownie camera) of photographs taken of the plane crash on July 3, 1954, while taking off from Kelleys Island.We are also working with the Liberty Aviation Museum (in Port Clinton) and Dale Hartlaub of Sandusky on this display.