UPCOMING EVENTS2018-09-16T10:56:41+00:00


Did you know that 2018 marks the City of Sandusky’ Bicentennial? There is so much planned! The best place to keep up with all the happenings is https://sandusky2018.com/events/.

The Erie County Historical Society is pleased to be taking an active part in the celebration. Our organization has committed to hosting FIVE historical walking tours and sponsoring several speakers as the focus of our support for the Sandusky Bicentennial. However, ALL of Sandusky will be celebrating this city’s rich history.

You don’t want to miss these Erie County Historical Society’s events:

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 will hold a MEMBERS ONLY historic walking tour of Washington Park at 4:30 pm.  The tour will be followed by an optional social hour and dinner at the Sandusky Yacht Club with drinks and a social hour starting at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.  A limited Menu & Reservation will be offered ($14.00). To participate – you must 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 –  at 6 p.m.
All summer – Watch for $1.00 Museum Days, in which Sandusky museums only charge a dollar for admission on certain days, particularly July 12-15 and August 18.

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 include:
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.
Take the Erie County History Quiz Challenge. If you score at the HISTORIAN, EXPERT, APPRENTICE, or AMATEUR level (at least 18/25 correct, you will receive a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP IN THE ECHS (a $10 value) – this offer only good in person at the event.

June 27 – Walking Tour – Explore Sandusky & the Underground Railroad  6:00 p.m. This tour is sponsored in 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 –  6:00 p.m.
August 22 – Walking Tour – Downtown Sandusky –   6:00 p.m.
September 26 – Walking Tour of Washington Park –  6:00 p.m.
October 7 our Annual Membership meeting – at Chet and Matts Pizza. We will have a “prisoner of war” from the Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison doing a presentation.
November 18 – Attend our Annual Meeting & Banquet at the Sandusky Yacht Club – More details will be coming.

Download an Event List for Sandusky’s Bicentennial Bicentennial History Events