NOVEMBER 18, 2018 – OUR ECHS 2018 Annual Meeting Flyer AT THE SANDUSKY YACHT CLUB.
5:00 Social hour and cash bar
5:45 Dinner
6:45 Business meeting
7:00 Guest Speaker Jerel Scott will do a presentation on the history of coal loading in Sandusky. See how coal is dealt with today on the docks HERE. Discover a little history about the docks area of Sandusky HERE.
This is a ‘can’t miss’ presentation so download your dinner reservation ECHS 2018 Annual Meeting Flyer and mail in your check to reserve your seat. Reservations must be received by November 10.


The Erie County Historical Society is pleased to have taken an active part in the City of Sandusky’ Bicentennial celebration. Here are just some of the events that we participated in or hosted:

February 3 – Andy Gibbs appeared as Underground Railroad Conductor John Parker in the Sandusky Library Program Room, presented the Erie Co. Historical Society
April 18 — Jay Cooke: Shaping Sandusky and the U.S., presented by the Erie County Historical Society – at the Sandusky State Theatre.
May 6 – ECHS held a MEMBERS ONLY historic walking tour of Washington Park at 4:30 pm.  The tour wasfollowed by an optional social hour and dinner at the Sandusky Yacht Club. To participate – you had to be a member (Join for just $10)
May 19 – International Museum Day – Museums across Erie County celebrate with free admissions and activities. What a great opportunity to explore the history of our communities.
May 23 – Walking Tour of Washington Park 
July 4 – SPEAKERS SERIES – ONE DAY EVENT – The Sandusky Bicentennial Commission History Committee is organizing a “History Festival” which includes displays of historical artifacts from the area. The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Adams School (2130 Hayes Ave, Sandusky).
Speakers included:
10:30 am: John Hildebrandt: “Top 10 Significant Events in Sandusky History”
11:30 am: Jim Semons: “Sandusky’s First Photographer, Ernst Niebergall”
1:30 pm: Jackie Mayer: “Early Life and Becoming Miss America”
2:30 pm: Ron Davidson: “Daily Life in Sandusky 1818 and 1918”
3:30 pm: Jim Miller: “Maritime History” – All talks are scheduled for 15-20 minutes.
June 27 – Walking Tour – Explore Sandusky & the Underground Railroad  This tour was held in the memory of Esther Bates, Elaine Lawson, LoyBelle Poole and Janet Senne, founding members of the Sandusky Underground Railroad Education Center. They provided valuable information regarding Sandusky’s role in the URR movement, and they will be missed.
July 25 – Walking Tour – Discover hidden gems in the Downtown Sandusky 
August 22 – Walking Tour – Downtown Sandusky
September 26 – Walking Tour of Washington Park 
October 7 our Annual Membership meeting – at Chet and Matts Pizza. We had Confederate soldier Charlie Pierce, who gained infamy for his many attempted escapes from Johnson’s Island. Randy Koch gave a wonderful presentation, in costume! 

November 18 – Attend our Annual Meeting & Banquet at the Sandusky Yacht Club – More details appear above.