Welcome to our Blog - sharing bits and pieces of this Island's remarkable history.
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
MAYFLIES (1888) - What they are and where they come from
This is how a "bugologist" explained the annual Mayfly invasion. Most of it surprisingly accurate.
THE HORSE CALLED OLD KATE (1873) - “As it is customary to make honorable mention of notable persons and things in the columns of the Islander, I deem it but a simple act of poetic justice to embalm within these pages, for the benefit of posterity, a passing notice of one of the notables of the Island. I refer to my horse – which her name is Catherine – but more commonly called Old Kate....
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....
A WOMEN'S WORK - 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?’.....