The Bellevue Historical Society Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
The Bellevue Historical Society has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.   #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 28th this year), after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back to the charities and causes they support.

The Historical Society joined #GIVINGTUESDAY at the request of a couple of out-of-town members, who found it an effective and easy way to support the work of the Society and the Tremont House Restoration Project.   Donations may be made by credit card or PayPal through our website,  Checks may be mailed to the Society at: 
P. O. Box 304, Bellevue, OH 44811.    All donations will benefit the Tremont House Restoration fund, to finish the front façade.  All donations are tax deductible. 

Volunteers are always welcome, to help with a variety of tasks at our office and campus. To volunteer, please contact a member, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: Facebook:


Join us in Bellevue on Saturday, August 5th, on North West Street between Main and North Streets, for the Taste of Tremont.  It’s a Block Party!  The Bellevue Historical Society’s 3rd annual fundraiser is family-friendly.  Proceeds benefit the Tremont House Restoration Project.

Bone Boys BBQ is roasting a whole hog.  Cole slaw, corn on the cob, and chips will be available. 

Cookies for dessert are donated by Copper Top Bake Shop.   Soft drinks and lemonade will be ice-cold.

NEW this year is a custom-brewed Tremont House Ale from Catawba Island Brewing Company.  

This crisp blond ale will tease your palate, and is being made especially for our event.  CIBC Owner Mike Roder will introduce this signature Ale, and suggest foods to pair with this brew (think BBQ).

Wines from Sandusky's Firelands Winery and Clyde's Ski Lodge Winery will be available for tasting. 

Winery Representatives Kerry McFadden from Firelands and Mike Ski from Ski Lodge, as well as Wine Chairmen Mich and Tom Kerr will discuss your wine preferences and possible food pairings.

An Open-Air Art Show and Sale will be held in the First National Bank Park from 2 to 6 p.m.  Check out the original and exciting items crafted by local artists and artisans of Art@106 Gallery and Shop.  

An afternoon and evening of Jazz is on tap, provided by two groups:  
Native Heart will perform from 2 to 5 p.m.  The Native Heart is a quartet started by husband and wife duo, Jon & Julie Torrence.   The band's musical taste and influence is broad, and their performances intentional and electric. Having been together for over a decade, their voices blend organically and complement their jazz-influenced folk sound. Their repertoire ranges from jazz standards to contemporary music, from folk legends to original songs, all the while remaining driven by rhythmic intensity and emotional strength. At the heart of the Native Heart is a love of art and storytelling, and this is portrayed within their music.
Musicology will perform from 5 to 8 p.m.  MUSICOLOGY is a group of up and coming young jazz musicians who play an assortment of jazz, blues, funk and more.  .

Catawba Island Brewing Company is coming to Bellevue!   For a limited time only!
The craft brewery has cooked up a special brew for the Bellevue Historical Society’s summer event, the Taste of Tremont Block Party.  Tremont House Ale will be available on tap, and in limited-edition souvenir bottles so join us to try CIBC’s newest beer!
This light, summery blonde ale is crisp and refreshing, bursting with aromas and flavors of fresh cherries.  Beer lovers will get a stemmed Belgian beer souvenir glass and $5 in beverage tickets for $10. 

Taste for $1.00; quaff a 12-oz. glass for $5.00. 

Additional tickets are available. As a special promotion, the Brewery has bottled just 50 collectors’ bottles, in a numbered special edition.  Forty-nine of these 22-oz. bottles will be sold at the event for $20.00 each, limit two per person, no early sales.  Bottle number one will be auctioned.


Join us on Saturday, August 5th, from 2 to 8 p.m. on North West Street, for the Taste of Tremont Block Party.  Food will be available, and wines from Firelands Winery, Sandusky and Ski Lodge Winery, Clyde.  


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Admiral John Greenslade Level ($750+)
Gardner & Strayer Insurance Group, Inc.

H.C. Stahl Level ($500+)
Copper Top Bake Shop
John and Judy Miller
North Central Family Physicians, Dr. Daniel Herring
Seneca Railroad & Mining, Inc.
UIS Insurance & Investments

Daniel Harkness Level ($250+)
7L Construction
Auto Budget Center, Inc.
The Bellevue Manufacturing Co.
Bent Nail Architectural Millwork
Cedar Fair / Duff Milkie
First National Bank
Garden Apartments
Kate and Dan Herring
Myers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Post Country 100.9
Quality Welding, Inc.
Gary J. Strayer Realty
Wilhem Construction Company


Parking is available at City lots: N. Sandusky & E. Main or on South West St.  


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The Bellevue Historical Society will be giving away a FREE MEMBERSHIP to everyone who purchases one of these following items:  
Bill Oddo’s book, “Bellevue, A Pictorial History” or “Stories of Old Bellevue”.

All of these items may be purchased locally from the Golden Acorn or Hunters Needs and also online at our website listed in our Gift Shop Menu if you would like your items to be shipped with our convenient and secure checkout system with PayPal.  This offer is available until the end of November, 2017.

Do you have old family photos that you want to store correctly?
Great-grandmother's quilt?   Grandfather's watch?
Wedding or birth certificates of ancestors?  

The Bellevue Historical Society is partnering with the Bellevue Public Library to present a program on "Caring for Family Heirlooms" on Thursday, April 6, at 6:00 in the meeting room of the Bellevue Public Library. 
AmeriCorps volunteer Emily Albert and Annette Wells from the Maritime Museum in Sandusky will educate us on how best to store and preserve items that may need extra care so that they will be in good condition for future generations to enjoy.  

Please join us on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 in the Bellevue Public Library's meeting room for some tips on how best to preserve your treasured family heirlooms.

No reservations necessary, just come as you are and enjoy learning the proper techniques of preserving. 
Any questions, please call Jeannie Gore at 419-483-5789.


Hope to see you there!




Bellevue Historical Society Annual Sunflower Sale

Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2017
Where:  Golden Acorn on N. West Street, Bellevue
Time:  Starts at 10:00am to 5:00pm or until the Sunflowers are gone.

The Bellevue Historical Society is having their 7th Annual Sunflower Sale with the proceeds going to the Tremont House Restoration Project.

Golden Acorn will once again be hosting this annual event located on N. West Street, Bellevue where people can purchase beautiful sunflowers by the stem or one of the arrangements available.  Also, you are welcome to bring your own contrainer and have it filled with bright cheery sunflowers combined with various greens to brighten your day.  Premade arrangements will be designed and available for customers to pick up and take home as well.

SUNFLOWER COOKIES!  Annie Burkart will be busy baking her famous and ohhhh so delicious sunflower cookies again this year which she graciously donates the profits that will go directly to the Tremont House Project.  The cookies will be for sale also.

Be sure to take some time and stop inside the Golden Acron and look around!  It's an amazing store with a huge variety of unique gifts, kitchenware, artist greeting cards, specialty books for children and adults, artisan jewelry, pop up cards and so much more.  You can visit Golden Acorns Facebook page also.

Have your photo taken with our happy sunflower board and become your very own he or she sunshine flower!  A special thank you goes to Sandy and George Keller, Bellevue for dreaming up and building this fun piece for the sale. 




Event Sponsorship Forms

Get involved with this years 2018 Taste of Tremont Block Party!!!

Below you will find information about sponsorships to this great Bellevue community event !

2018 Taste of Tremont Sponsorship Letter


Sponsorship Levels and Form