About Us

The Catawba Museum at Union Chapel opened June 16, 2018.  It is located at 5258 E. Porter Street only a few blocks from the Miller Ferry Terminal.


The Facilities are more than just a home for yellowed pages and dog-eared photographs.  They permit portrayal of the past and present of our unique lakeside community as a path to the future, encouraging those who visit to embrace the journey ahead.


The Museum is open from spring through fall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and two Saturdays each month.  Operating hours are typically from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Final details for the 2019 season will be posted shortly.


CIHS is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Some Board members are retired business leaders. Others contribute their efforts in addition to working full time. All are public-spirited women and men who value the lessons of history and cherish Catawba Island.  

Our Focus

  We focus on activities and events that made living and working here special.  

Our Mission

Nothing stays the same. But looking back can often give us a peek at tomorrow. Our mission is utilizing local history as a medium to educate, inspire and prepare for the future.   


Contact Us

Catawba Island Historical Society

5258 E. Porter Street, Catawba Island, OH 43452

(419)-967-5363

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