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The society would like to “remember” the flood of 1969, but realized that we have no pictures of the flood. We couldn’t believe it.  So, if you want to help us grow our collection of Bellevue memory’s, and you have any pictures that you would like to share, please make a copy and send it to us at The Bellevue Historical Society, P.O. Box # 304, Bellevue, Ohio.  Or if you want you can e-mail a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It would help if you put the location of the photo.
Thanks in advance for all your help.

Mary Mitchell and John Miller, receive a grant from Frank Vanyo, of The Sandusky County Communities Foundation.
The Bellevue Historical Society recently received a grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation for the purchase of PastPerfect Museum Software and training materials to help implement the program. PastPerfect is used by many smaller museums and is endorsed by the American Association for State and Local History.
In Bellevue the program will be very useful as a tool in cataloguing the Society’s collection as well as a means for managing membership and donation records. Volunteers will be able to add new items to the system as they are donated and it will be much easier to access available items and avoid duplications. This will assist in the development of presentations and exhibits by theme or by time period.
The society plans to purchase a computer and the accompanying devices needed to implement PastPerfect. A part of the Helen Walter bequest will be used for this purpose. It will take time and effort, but PastPerfect should greatly improve the efficiency of the organization.
On November 14, 2013 Mary Mitchell and John Miller attended a reception at the Fremont Country Club at which the grants were awarded. The Society would like to thank the trustees of The Sandusky County Communities Foundation for their generosity.

Oscar Bannister with the model of the Tremont House that he made and donated.
Oscar Bannister has given The Bellevue Historical Society a wonderful model of The Tremont House with columns to the ground floor, just like they were in 1846 when the building was new.  Oscar presented his HO-scale model to the directors at their August 15 meeting. Oscar originally built the building as a square, but learned that the side on North West Street is not parallel to the east side of the building, so it took an extra month to remedy that problem so that the model would replicate the original's trapezoidal shape. Bill Oddo, John Miller and Peggy Missler from the Society helped him with information for his project. This model of The Tremont House is a great addition to the Society's collection.  It will be displayed at Society events and on special occasions.  It should help the citizens of Bellevue to appreciate The Tremont House's architectural importance and beauty. 
When it is restored, The Tremont House will be an asset to downtown Bellevue and an attraction that the community can be proud of.

The Unmistakable Sights and Sounds of Bellevue
It's been 40 years since this modern steam engine has made any trips. In this video it's heading back to the Historical Train Museum in Bellevue, Ohio which is located on the east side of Fremont, Ohio

 

"The Nickel Plate Story" 1953 - American Trains & Railroad History
This 1953 video is a great overview of the Nickel Plate Road. Bellevue is mentiond part of the way in at 10:29.  Worth the watch.

NKP History
The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (NYC&St.L) , commonly referred to as "the Nickel Plate Road", was a railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. The Nickel Plate Railroad was constructed in 1881 along the South Shore of the Great Lakes connecting Buffalo, New York and Chicago to compete with the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. In 1964, the Nickel Plate Road and several other mid-western carriers were merged into the larger Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W). No mainline railroad was more colorful than the Nickel Plate Road in the early 1950's, and this publicity film shows Lima S2 2-8-4s "Berkshire" and brand new Alco PAs moving freight and passenger trains in high style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are YOU Ready to PARTY!

Get involved with this years 2017 Taste of Tremont Block Party!!!

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

2017 Taste of Tremont Sponsor Letter

 

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