Author: Leslie Korenko

Welcome to our Blog - sharing bits and pieces of this Island's remarkable history.


THE PLAYGROUND BUILT BY OUR COMMUNITY


KELLEY 'S ISLAND' S GREATEST INDUSTRY - THE KELLEY'S ISLAND LIME & TRANSPORT CO.


KELLEYS ISLAND’S NEW HISTORY MUSEUM OFFICIALLY OPENS JUNE 26, 2010 


THE MUSEUM'S CREEPY DOLL

KELLEYS ISLAND’S NEW HISTORY MUSEUM OFFICIALLY OPENS JUNE 26, 2010

DECORATION DAY (now MEMORIAL DAY) - 1870 & TODAY

JAMES ESTES & THE KELLEYS ISLAND SCHOOL

THE ISLAND'S OLDEST INHABITANT - JACOB HAYES DIES

OCTOBER 1867 - OPERATING A SALOON & SELLING INTOXICATING LIQUORS

​​THE FIRST BURIALS IN THE KELLEYS ISLAND CEMETERY

THE KELLEY'S ISLAND CEMETERY IS ESTABLISHED

LIFE IN THE WINTER ON KELLEYS ISLAND – PART 1, TRAVEL OVER THE ICE IN 1874

LIFE IN THE WINTER ON KELLEYS ISLAND - PART 2 - WINTER AMUSEMENTS

​VALENTINE'S DAY ON KELLEYS ISLAND IN THE 1860s

SCHOOL YEARBOOKS - KELLEYS ISLAND STYLE

1952 THE COAST GUARD DELIVERS 254 BARRELS OF FUEL OIL TO THE ISLAND IN MERCY MISSION

​A HISTORY OF THE KELLEY’S ISLAND LIME & TRANSPORT CO.

JANUARY 1951 TRUCK FALLS THROUGH ICE - 3 ESCAPE

JEAN ICSMAN MARRIES JOHN LANGE

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR-1861 & A WEDDING

THE OTHER INSCRIPTION ROCK ON KELLEYS ISLAND

A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS – 1868 ON KELLEYS ISLAND

THIS ISLAND’S STONE FENCES

1875 - THE ISLAND'S TELEGRAPH CABLE (PART 1) HOW IT CAME ABOUT

THE ISLAND'S TELEGRAPH Cable (part 2)

KELLEYS ISLAND AND THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1920

THAT STATUE OF MARY ON TITUS ROAD

THE N. SIDE QUARRY CRUSHER BUILDING

A VIDEO TOUR OF THE KELLEYS ISLAND HISTORY MUSEUM

MEMORIAL DAY ON KELLEYS ISLAND IN 1898

SOLILOQUY OF A MAN WHO KEEPS HOUSE WHILE HIS WIFE IS GONE -  A husband proves to his wife that he CAN survive without her in this article from 1878. The question is, does he succeed? “I’m thankful they are all gone. It will do my wife and children a world of good and what a delightful time I will have! Nothing to bother me all day long. Let me see, I was to skim the milk and when there was cream enough I was to churn it and cook what I wanted ...

MOTHER'S DAY - Celebrating Mother's Day, here is an article that appeared in the Islander in 1867.  ‘Did you ever think of the amount of thought requisite to plan three meals a day for 365 days in succession? To prepare enough and not too much, and for those living at a distance from the village, to remember that the stock of flour, sugar, tea, etc., is replenished in due time. Do you ever think of the multitude of her cares and duties?’.....