The museum is CLOSED for the winter
We will reopen on May 18, 2019
The Parsonage Resale Shop IS STILL OPEN and probably will remain open until it gets too cold to work.
NEW EXHIBITS FOR 2018
We have TWO featured exhibits in the museum this year. The first is a history of ELECTRICITY on this Island. We make it easy to read those interesting stories about candles, oil lamps, and the very early days of gas lights and electricity. Hancock Wood is celebrating its 80th year on Kelleys Island. There are tidbits from the Island newspaper as well as loads of pictures from the 1953 installation of the underwater cable (and our thanks to Hancock Wood for sharing these). We also have a small, but very interesting display of early electric and non-electric appliances that were used in the modern kitchen. We even have a vintage ice box that was once used in the Parsonage.
Our 2nd display features bathing suits and photos of bathing beauties from the 1950's. We are always looking for more photos, so why not share yours with us?
EXHIBITS FOR 2017 - We spent the winter of 2015/16 inventorying and reorganizing the entire museum - This was one BIG job. But visitors will find the 'new' museum so much more interesting. We added loads of photos and posters explaining what you see displayed. We moved the exhibit on Island bars, saloons and restaurants to make room for this year's exhibit.
2017 featured 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. Depending on what we find in our collection, we might have everything but the kitchen sink (and stove).
GIFT SHOP & MUSEUM HOURS & PROBABLY RESALE SHOP HOURS TOO
The Museum is located at 224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, next to the Stone Church.
Our 2019 hours will be
May 18 to June 2 - Sat/Sun 12-4 (This may change)
June 8 to Sept. 2 - open 7 days a week from 12-4 through Labor Day
Sept. 7 to October 14 - Sat/Sun 12-4
We are closed from October to mid-May.
Our admission fee is:
$3.00 per person
$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.