Welcome to the Kelleys Island Historical Association
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of Kelleys Island

The Kelleys Island Historical Association 2023 annual membership meeting will be held at the German Reformed Church on August 13th at 12pm

OUR MUSEUM – Visit the museum or take an video tour. Remember someone with a Brick in our Memorial Walk. Donate an Item and browse our Collection with searchable documents to see what is in our extensive collection of Island artifacts. revisit some of our most memorable displays. Meet Tarzan our mascot. We also have a great gift shop where you can find pretty much every Island-related book. Check out our Business Members and see who our Charter Members were.

Not just an historic house (built in1888 for the pastor of the church) but also an extraordinary resale shop.

This church was built in 1866, and you can rent it for your special event.
It is a beautiful & intimate place to get married.

THIS ISLAND’S HISTORY – From it’s settlement by the Kelley family to its place as a tourist destination our history is well documented wonderful Island newspapers dating back to the 1860s. Other sections of interest: our historic markers and History BLOG, Village (1890-1899) and Township (1863-1883) records, Island Ghosts, our school & yearbooks, two walking tours and bunch of interesting videos.

Become a Member, donate, volunteer, etc. It’s all here.

EVENTS & MEETINGSMeet our Board Members & attend a meeting.
Here are some of our most memorable events.
And coming this year:
May 14, 2022 – Opening Day & from 10-12:00, meet local authors for a book signing and sale.
Aug. 6, 2022 – Arts & Crafts Show information & forms- attend or be a part of this event.
August 14, 2022 – Annual Meeting