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By becoming a member of the Erie County Historical Society, you help to support our mission of telling the stories of our area’s history.
Annual membership is just
$   10 Individual
$   10 Non-profit organizations
$   15 Family
$   50 Business (includes an advertisement in our newsletters and on our website)
$500 LIFE

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Please note that as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your membership is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.Your support is so important to us.
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Please support our Business Members

THE GOODTIME I –  A Great Lake Day, begins with a cruise aboard The Goodtime I – a family owned business, providing luxury cruises along the Sandusky Bay, to Kelleys Island and to Put-in-Bay. They offer both public cruises as well as private events, to help make your summer on Lake Erie everything you could imagine, and more! 419.625.9692 –

If you go back in time a hundred years ago, the roller coasters were an afterthought. Cedar Point in the early days was all about getting away to the beach, catching a live show in the Ballroom, socializing on the Hotel Breakers porch, or having a fine picnic with your co-workers. Sure, the resort had roller coasters. And Ferris wheels. And haunted houses. And carousels. But these weren’t the focus.
Rolling Through The Years is a look back across time at the development and changes at the Worlds’ Greatest Amusement Park. Author Ken Miller has spent the last seven years exploring the history of the resort. Magazine articles, museum archives, and over 100,000 newspaper articles spanning 200 years were examined for this detailed history of Cedar Point. Over 75 historical maps of the peninsula and over 1200 images are included in the book. Want to learn more about this book? Click HERE.


736 Main Street, P.O. Box 557, Vermilion, OH 44089


The Harbourtown Fine Arts Center is a 501c3 grassroots organization dedicated to bringing the fine arts to Vermilion and the surrounding communities. The HFAC has purchased the Vermilion Town Hall, a magnificent 1883 building that housed many governmental offices in the late 1880s. On the second floor is an amazing Opera House with original seats, curtain, stage, windows and an impressive fresco of George Washington painted directly into the plaster.

The HFAC Opera House is one of the last remaining “hemp” theaters in the US. There are more photos HERE. You can visit this historic building and make a day of it in Vermilion!

HURRICANE MARINE TRANSPORT INC. – your boat transportation experts. 
Operating from our home base along the south shore of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Port Clinton and Sandusky to Cleveland and on to Conneaut, our customers have made us the premier marine transportation provider for the entire Great Lakes region.
     We understand the great stress that accompanies the decision to move your boat from Point A to Point B. It can also be very confusing, with all the options and details that need to be considered. We not only transport boats for a living, but we also are boat owners and “live to boat” ourselves. Therefore, we will treat your boat as if it were our own, thus making the experience easier on you.