Our MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP hours for 2022
OPENING DAY – May 14, 2022
May 14 – June 5 – Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12-4
June 11 – Sept. 5 – 7 days a week 12-4
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15 – Saturday/Sunday 12-4
Watch for the open flags and our sign for hours.
The Parsonage Resale Shop is (generally) open 12-4 daily
The Museum, gift shop, & Parsonage Resale Shop are located at224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, next to the Stone Church.
JUST A SHORT WALK FROM DOWNTOWN.
The museum admission fee is a very reasonable:
$2.00 Senior – $3.00 per person – children free – $5.00 for a family (up to 6 people) – Groups of 6 or more – $1.00 each.
Members get in free.
For a small additional fee we can arrange for a speaker and/or slideshow telling the story of the Island’s History. We can make special arrangements for large groups to tour the museum.
Can’t get to the Island? take a video tour of our museum here.
OUR EXHIBITS CHANGE EVERY YEAR – HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES
Commercial fishing around the Island with stories, photos, artifacts belonging to our Island fishermen and their friends.
A history of the Kelleys Island Navy – In August 1979, 300 people carrying signs and smoke bomb staged an invasion of the mainland in 300 watercraft in opposition to the State taking over the Island to create a resort.
Everything about our Island electricity, from hand-dipped candles, to gaslights, to the underwater cables that bring electricity to the Island.
Island Doctors, epidemics and treatments.
Meet the Doctors who served our Island community including 2 female Homeopathic physicians, and a Doctor who also became the Village’s first Mayor. they treated everything form gunshot wounds to epidemics like The Itch.
The issue of Suffrage on Kelleys Island – Through the pages of the Islanders, we find both sides to the debate. Well thought out, articular and often quite funny debates had a hearing in this Island newspaper.
A Kelleys Island Kitchen – You know, the one your Grandma had. Did you know that they had a (somewhat) automatic bread machine in the early 1900’s? And remember all those wood handled kitchen utensils? We had everything but the kitchen sink (and stove) on display.