Mailing Address:

Clyde Heritage League
P.O. Box 97
Clyde, Ohio 43410

CHL is dedicated to the preservation of the rich heritage and history of Clyde, Ohio.

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Did You Know? Your State Tax Refund Can Help Promote, and Preserve Local History!


History advocates have a convenient way to demonstrate their support for history and preservation in Ohio.

Next year, remember to donate a portion of your income tax refund to the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society). The 2020 Ohio individual income tax forms provide a “tax check-off” option—a blank box on where those receiving a refund can designate an amount of it for donation.

The Ohio History Connection's Local History Office uses the revenue generated from the tax check-off to provide grants supporting history-related projects throughout Ohio.  These include repair or restoration of historic properties, care for historic objects and documents, education initiatives, public programs, and more across the entire state of Ohio.  

Check the History Connection's website at for details.

Location Address:

The Clyde Museum

124 W Buckeye St.

Clyde, OH 43410

Hours: (As of Feb. 14, 2019)

Thursdays 1:00-5:00 pm 
Saturdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm. 



 CHL and Clyde Museum Events

2019 Happenings

Come and Join Us for our "Second Tuesday" events in 2019!

Museum Reopens- Thursday, February 14 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.


American Indian Presentation: Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:00 p.m. Presented by Mr. Jamie Oxendine, an expert in American Indian history. The program will focus on the tribal nations of Northwest Ohio with particular attention given to the Wyandot people. Presented in the Hurd Room and refreshments will be served following the program.


CHL Annual Meeting: Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for the members of the Clyde Heritage League but is open to the public as well. Annual reports and League business will be discussed. There will be a small history program following the meeting and refreshments will be served afterward. 

CHL Annual Meeting Presentation: "Clyde, Ohio: Then and Now" presented by Larry Michaels of Fremont, Ohio. Starting at approximately 7:15 p.m. It will give a pictorial history w/ explanation about some of the former businesses, buildings and etc. of Clyde, Ohio and the area. It is based from the "Sandusky County: Then and Now" book by Larry Michaels.


Local Beekeeping Methods Presentation: Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:00 p.m. In 2018, a beekeeping presentation presented the history of the trade. This presentation will present how beekeepers practice their trade and etc.


Book Symposium on "Sherman's Praetorian Guard" Book: Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:00 p.m. The program will be presented by the author, Daniel Masters. It will focus on John M. Lemmon, the first Mayor of Clyde, Ohio in 1866. The book is based upon the correspondence of John M. Lemmon that he wrote to a local Fremont, Ohio newspaper describing the life, movements, and battles fought in by the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

In the Shadow of Winesburg: Sherwood Anderson’s The Triumph of the Egg. Book Symposium on a co-edited volume, a reissue of "Sherwood Anderson’s The Triumph of the Egg" book. Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:00 p.m. It will be presented by former Clyde resident, Kristin Distel, editor, and her co-editor, Aaron Babcock.

Battle of Fort Stephenson Presentation: Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 p.m. The month of August will be the 206th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stephenson in Fremont, Ohio. The Clyde Museum has in its collection a wheel spoke and piece of the "Old Betsy" cannon that was instrumental in defeating the British and Native Americans during that battle by Major Croghan and 106 men of the 17th U.S. Infantry. Larry Michaels of Fremont will be presenting the program that evening.

Why Should or Should We not Care about Winesburg, Ohio? Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:00 p.m. This presentation will be presented by Will Schuck, an aficionado on Sherwood Anderson and his writings. The program will speak to the continued significance of the style of writing and meaning of Sherwood Anderson's second book, Winesburg, Ohio. The year, 2019, is the 100th anniversary of the publishing of this book, and September is the month of Anderson's birthday. Refreshments will be served following the presentation in remembrance of his birthday.

McPherson Cemetery Tour: Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:30 P.M. This annual tour will be led by Larry Michaels and John Cahill. This year's tour will not only focus on the famed past individuals of Clyde but on the business and municipal leaders who helped build Clyde, Ohio to what it is today.

Winesburg Weekend Open House: Saturday, November 23 @ 1:30-4:30 p.m. An open house of the McPherson House and Clyde Museum will be held on the Saturday of the celebration. Holiday goodies will be served at both locations. Hot cider from over an open fire will be served at the McPherson House and Civil War artillery reenactors will be present with their Civil War cannon.

Live music will be performed at both locations. David Lester, a guitarist, will be playing at the museum, and Tracie and Dewayne Henson will be playing hammered dulcimers at the house.

Winesburg Weekend this year will be November 22-24.