Monday, 17th December 2018

The Bellevue Historical Society has an opportunity to obtain a Sandusky County Communities Foundation Challenge Grant for up to $50,000! We need your help to get it..



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.

Restoration of the Tremont House is an ambitious undertaking.  There are three phases in the restoration of this historic landmark.  Phase I involves restoring the front façade to its original 1846 appearance.  New pillars will be placed at street level.  New 6-over-6 small-paned windows will be built and installed to replicate the originals. Contractor Mark Smith of Premier Construction in Norwalk is leading the restoration work by shoring the building up and leveling the upper floors with heavy duty jacks. 

The $100,000 funding in this challenge grant is a great start to the capital campaign to raise the $380,000 needed for Phase I. John Feick, Sandusky, is working on the Architectural drawings to submit for building permits.

The Bellevue Historical Society's goal is to provide display space showcasing the collections that bring the history of Bellevue to life, and re-create the ambiance of the grand ballroom to host community events.  The Tremont House is an Anchor of Historic downtown Bellevue, and will fulfill that mission again, with your help.
John Miller, President
Bellevue Historical Society


How to  Become a Member or Donate

The Bellevue Historical Society is a non-profit 503(c)3 entity.
We rely on donations from the community to sustain our efforts to preserve Bellevue History. 

If you can, please help us with this important work by becoming a member or making a tax deductible donation - or both!  Thank You for your support and generosity!

To become a member or to donate, please click on the printable PDF HERE print it and return it to:

Bellevue Historical Society
P. O. Box 304
Bellevue, OH 44811




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