Wolcott Keeper’s House has final open house of the season

The annual drawing to benefit the Wolcott Keeper's House,  9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, will be this Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m.  at the Keeper's House museum and gift shop, during the Lighthouse Festival open house.

   Prizes include a framed Ben Richmond print, “The Keeper's House”, a Heritage design king-sized quilt and sham from Martha's and Molly's and a gold and silver Marblehead Hook bracelet from GSE Jewelers. 

Tickets will be available for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 until the time of the drawing.  Saturday is the last regular open house of the season. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. docents will give tours of the 1820's stone home of the Marblehead lighthouse's first keeper, Benajah Wolcott, and his wife, Rachel, and of the museum and gift shop. The Wolcott Cemetery at the back of the property will be open for self-guided tours. 

The Wolcott House is a living history project of the Ottawa County Historical Society and is supported and maintained through donations, fund raising, and grants.  The usual Lighthouse Festival Civil War encampment at the Keeper's House was temporarily replaced this year by the Sept. 22-23 commemoration of the bi-centennial of the Skirmish on the Peninsula with a War of 1812 encampment.  The Skirmish took place on and near the Keeper's House property, and OCHS sponsored military reenactments, speakers and music throughout the weekend.  The Civil War encampment will return to the Keeper's House next year on the second Saturday of October during the 2013 Lighthouse Festival. 

Visit the OCHS website  for more information and for pictures  of the Skirmish and other OCHS events.

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