Our exhibits for 2020

How Islanders saw Women's Suffrage in 1867.

We had two featured exhibits in the museum in 2018. The first was 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 still have a vintage ice box that was once used in the Parsonage on display.
     Our 2nd display features bathing suits and photos of bathing beauties from the 1950's. 

Our Museum/Gift Shop hours for 2020

Open Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 12-4

Our hours may change as July approaches

September 6 - October 11 - Saturday/Sunday 10-4

October 11 is our last day open for the season.

The Parsonage Resale Shop is (generally) open 12-4 daily 

Because of the health concerns for our volunteers - we ask that you wear a mask inside the buildings.

The Museum, gift shop, Parsonage Resale Shop are located at

224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, next to the Stone Church.


​​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.


Commercial fishing around the Island with stories, photos, artifacts belonging to our Island fishermen and their friends.

Also, and the history of the Kelleys Island Landowners Assoc. 


Iron Jawed Angels - a great movie that
details the struggle for women gaining the right to vote in 1920 with the 19th Amendment


Our 2017 display 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? We had everything but the kitchen sink (and stove) on display.