1876 - St. Patrick’s Day –At about 8 o’clock p.m. a goodly number gathered in the Hall to attend the entertainment given by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Patrick. We note first 12 little boys who spoke a dialogue entitled ‘When I am a man.’ All acquitted themselves with great credit. The next was ‘The Old Maid,’ personated by Miss Mary Brennan who performed her part well. Then came ‘The Jealous Husband.’ Miss Agnes Martin personated the jealous husband with Miss Katie McGettigan as the wife. This was the best play of the evening. The lady had fallen into the habit of smoking and the strong odor of tobacco smoke in the apartments made him suspicious that someone was calling there in his absence. After some little difficulty he found that it was his better-half who did the smoking and thereafter they smoked together, though he was still convinced that where there is smoke there must be some fire.
Miss Bowman [Bauman], Miss McLaughlin and several others whose names we did not learn,did well in their several characters and several of the young men acquitted themselves admirably. Mr. James Smith Jr. delivered with force and spirit a fine selection, very appropriate to the occasion.
At about 10 o’clock, supper was called and the table was soon filled and shortly after refilled. Everything about the table was nice. After supper it was every man for himself, first one and then another making a speech or singing an Irish song, ‘The Wearing of the Green’ and others, all having a good time without the least disturbance.
From the book, Kelleys Island 1872-1876 - The hotels, the telegraph & the Lime Company by Leslie Korenko available in the museum Gift Shop.
MEETING AND EVENT DATES
The Board of Trustees of the Kelleys Island Historical Association meets regularly to discuss KIHA business. Our schedule for 2014 appears below. Please note that these dates may change without notice.
2014 BOARD MEETINGS
June 8 July 13 August 3 August 9 (Annual meeting & Board mtg.to elect officers)
September 7 October 5
Annual Meeting - Saturday, August 9
We will have a speaker, to be announced.
Art & Craft Show - Saturday, August 2
Formerly known as The Art Show – we are looking for crafters and artisans to participate.Contact KImuseum@msn.com for details.
Butterfly Festival - Saturday, September 6
This is the big Island-wide GarageSale day. The Historical Association partners with the KI Audubon Club for a presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and bands (for tracking) these winged visitors. This a rare opportunity to adopt a butterfly. We also have a yard sale table and one of the best Bake Sales you have ever seen.
Check back here regularly for changes and additions. We have some intriguing ideas for special events under consideration.
Along with new exciting displays about the Island's history.
Kelleys Island Historical Association
PO Box 328
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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