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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.

               The 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.

               The 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.”​


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​T​​​HIS 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 

LAST YEAR..........

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.​

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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.

2014's BEAUTIFUL QUILT

FOR MORE DETAILS CLIC​K HERE Quilt-Raffle.aspx