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About Us

Who We Are


The Catawba Island Historical Society was established in 2017 as a 

federal tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. 

Our mission is to “Educate and inspire present and future generations by collecting, preserving and displaying artifacts of the area’s early American Indians and those who followed as contributors to Catawba Island’s rich history and development”.  

What We Do

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  Our inaugural community service was sponsoring an educational lecture series. We continue presenting regular speakers on historic and informative topics. 

In 2018 we began operation of the museum/cultural center in the Union Chapel, a renovated non-denominational church built in 1888. The structure is a Catawba icon.

Thanks to CIHS membership fees, foundation grants, bequests and Township support, the public may attend or visit either at no charge.  

How to Join

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CIHS provides membership opportunities for every budget and level of interest. 

A lifetime subscription is offered for a single payment of $1000. Two categories of annual membership – one for $100 and one for $25 per year - are also available. 

For more information, email us at or call our Museum Curator at (419) 967-5363. 

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Contact Us

Catawba Island Historical Society

Mail: PO Box 396 Port Clinton, OH 43452

Phone: (419) 967-5363



5258 E. Porter Street, Catawba Island, OH 43452


2019 Open Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10am to 4pm 

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 10am to 4pm.

*Call for more information (p) 419.967.5363 

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