Past Events

The Bellevue Historical Society has received exciting news!  The Sandusky County Communities Foundation has issued us a challenge grant that will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 for our capital campaign to restore the Tremont House located at the corner of East Main St and N. West St. (housing Leonard's Pharmacy for many years).
Sandusky County Communities Foundation Executive Director Cate Knipp stated that a donor to the foundation expressed an interest in the restoration of the Tremont House.  The Sandusky County Communities Foundation is challenging our historical society to raise $50,000 by December 15, 2015.
We need you to help us raise $50,000 to meet this challenge!  Please send your donation, payable to the Bellevue Historical Society, P. O. Box 304, Bellevue, OH 44811.  All donations are tax deductible.  The Bellevue Historical Society is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.

Thank You Bellevue For Your Support!
On April 29, 2016 Tom Bowlus, Chairman of The Sandusky County Communities Foundation's Board of Trustees, presented the Bellevue Historical Society with a check for $50,000 to match funds raised last summer and fall through donations and numerous projects. The projects included the annual sunflower sale, A Taste of Tremont , the Gingerbread House Contest, The Long Way Home Family Restaurant Day, a bike raffle, and the sales receipts from Bill Oddo's new book, Stories of Old Bellevue, Volume V, as well as the reprint of his Bellevue – A Pictorial History. Donations by Historical Society members, friends, and local businesses and organizations made up a large part of the funds raised.
After the presentation, the check was deposited inthe First National Bank and participants adjourned to the library where they enjoyed a box lunch from the Copper Top Bakery along with ice cream from Miller's Drive-In. Several speeches and good fellowship followed. The Society is very grateful to the Sandusky County Communities Foundation for sponsoring this grant which was funded by an anonymous donor and to Director Cate Knipp for her help during the process. All of the money raised as well as the funds from the grant will be used in the restoration of The Tremont House. Twenty custom-built wooden six over-six pane windows were ordered to replace the current ones which are from a more recent era. These were delivered on June 10 and after being painted several coats, the ones on the west wall should be installed this summer. If anyone can help with the painting, please contact John Miller at 419-483-4290. Also, architectural plans have been approved to permit the reinforcement of the ceiling on the first floor with steel beams making the building more structurally sound. When it is finished, The Tremont House will be an architectural gem in downtown Bellevue, a home for artifacts from Bellevue's history