The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society​​​

Years of Christmas Giving

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The Buckeye Lake Museum once again participated in giving out food and toys to the families in need at Buckeye Lake.  The Buckeye Lake Drive had a toy drive and they donated many toys for our area kids.  The Buckeye Lake Civic Association donated money for food baskets as well.

Volunteer Brenda Bellis arranged all the food boxes, toys and made sure that our families had a better Christmas.  She is a tireless volunteer that has be co-chairwoman for this event the last 4 years. Thanks so much, Brenda.The Museum has participated in Kids Community Christmas for the past 10 years.

A wonderful evening with wonderful people.

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December 6, 2017 Buckeye Lake Yacht Club

History is repeating itself, do you want to be a part of it?   
The Queen of the Lake III Restoration project will begin 
with community and volunteers meetings. This sternwheeler will bring back hope and grace for the lake we love & that holds so much history. 
History fact:  Both of the past sternwheelers were built on Buckeye Lake 
and cruised her waters for 20 years.  

The Queen of the Lake III will follow that historic path as well. 

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The Buckeye Lake Museum celebrated their annual banquet at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club in December. The dinner was attended by 50 members and a new President was sworn in.
Past President Mike Cassidy has served the board as President the past 4 years and served as VP for 6 years. The new President Luann Cooperrider has been with the Museum for 3 years and looks forward to 
serving as well as bringing some new ideas to the Society. 


​Marianne Perrine gave a very touching memorial for founding member Donna Braig.  She passed away in August of this year. 
Director J-me Braig spoke about the past year, the hardships the museum has endured since the lowering of the water.  She gave all the members a look at the bright future of the Museum with the Queen of the Lake III looking to launch in the summer of 2018.  “Out of the ashes, a phoenix has risen”, Braig said. 
“This will be the best thing to cruise our waters since the old amusement park days.“ History is repeating itself !!!!

Donna Fisher Braig, age 90, of Buckeye Lake, entered eternal life on Monday, August 7, 2017 at her home on the North Bank of Buckeye Lake, where she resided 70 years. 

In Loving Memory of Donna Braig

August 1927 - August 2017

Past President, Mike Cassidy swearing in our new President Luann Cooperrider. Beside her is Dave Lawrence, Committee Chair of Code.  

First President of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society 

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Lake Historical Society Possible.

This magnificent tour boat gives public cruises starting in May on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. The public may board the Queen at the Buckeye Lake North Shore Boat Launch on St. Rt. #79. Also planned tours to Cranberry Bog.

• All tours suspended due to low water levels •

As of January 2016 there have been 45,110 visitors to the museum, since our opening day in 1998. Come visit the Rocket Ship, play Skee Ball or look over thousands of items from the early to mid 1900's.​ Tuesday-Sunday 1 to 4, Closed Mondays.

Our Society was founded at Buckeye Lake, Ohio in 1995 and the museum opened in 1998. Please stop in and view our huge collection of Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia. Our group covers Perry, Licking and Fairfield counties including the communities of Hebron, Millersport and Thornville, along with Buckeye Lake.

4729 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.