April 18th 7:30 p.m. - "Postcard Collections"
"Post Card Collections" by Bill Hrusa, featuring old rarely seen post cards of the Conneaut Lake area on April 18th at 7:30 p.m. Program is open to the public, free of charge. It is at Station Five, Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, which is smoke-free and handicapped accessible.
Conneaut Lake Cuisine
We have 21 vendors -- plus two booths hosted by the historical society itself -- for this year's annual Conneaut Lake Cuisine. Participants this year include: Silver Shores, Station 3,Livingston's Quality Meats, Toni's Diner, Lakeside Sweet Treats, Sheetz, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, Al's Melons, Walt's Tavern, Station 5, Mister Mike's Family Restaurant, Hotel Conneaut, Mariner's Steak and Sea House, Pizza Joe's, Casey's Ice Cream and Candies, Yuen's Chinese Garden, Sherry's Distributor, Ghost of Mama Bear's, Saegertown Beverage,Crawford County Dairy Princess and Downtown Mall Bistro.
We appreciate all those participating -- as well as those who couldn't make it this year but who have always supported us in the past.
It is one our major fundraisers and we could never do it without the support of our local businesses.
Instead of our traditional 5K race, we will be holding a kayak race Aug.14. It is called the Conneaut Lake Paddle Fest.
We will announce all the details as soon as they are finalized, but please mark the date and tell your friends!
Our annual Conneaut Lake Cruise-in is set for July 9 at 10 a.m.at the museum. The Liberty the Second will be started at noon -- a move which is always exciting.
Cool 101 will be broadcasting live. The cruise in will be held until 3 p.m.The museum will be open early that day as well.
Hot dogs, soft drinks and baked goods will be sold.
Admission is free of charge.
Car registration is $5 and can be sent to Charles Groger,Box 77, Harmonsburg, Pa., 16422.
We have several new exhibits and other updated for the new season.
We have expanded the Ice House display as you enter the lobby. Inside the museum is a new exhibit featuring the old Indian statue that once was at Conneaut Lake High School. In addition to the Indian, the exhibit committee has been busy construction a long house and other artifacts to show how the native Americans lived.We also have a new display featuring artifacts from the Blue Streak and an updated display featuring a mural of the Barbara J. Cindy Simonette has updated the mural with people and it looks beautiful. Also featured is a replica of a roller coaster that was used as a wedding decoration and then donated to the society.
Check out the museum with lots of history and exhibits to educate young and old alike about our heritage.
We still have some 2015 and 2016 calendars -- both featuring some great pictures -- available.
Pictures now Available
The board has voted to allow reprints of any picture in our museum. Cost is $1 for 4 by 6; $3 for 5 by 7; and $5 for 8 by 10. Stop at the museum and check out our vast array of pictures. Larger sizes may be ordered as well.
Our 2015 and 2016 calendars have 13 8 by 10 colored pictures – all suitable for framing once the month is over. They are a mixture of pictures – some old and some new.Each has scenes as well as photographs at Conneaut Lake Park and local businesses.
We also have some Wendell August ornaments inscribed with the Barbara J available.Cost is $20. These are limited editions with only about 40 left.They are available at Timberland Floral or Lakeside Beauty Shop as well.
March 2016 News
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