May 2016 News
June 19th 7:30 p.m. - "Cottage Life in the Early 1900s"
"Cottage Life in the Early 1900s" by Julia Catalano, June 19, 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.
Our inaugural kayak race-- Conneaut Lake Paddle Fest -- is set for Sunday, Aug.14, at 9 a.m. at Fireman's Beach. It is open to all those who love to kayak. For those who don't kayak, come and join the festivities or take a ride on the Barbara J and watch the race from the lake. (There is a fee for this.)
We will have refreshments, music and fun.
Please see registration form on this Web site and join us. Spread the word!
Kayak Course Map
Paddle Fest Info Sheet
Paddle Fest Registration (Online Registration)
Paddle Fest Registration (Print out and Mail)
Paddle Fest Press Release
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Cuisine a Success
Once again, our Conneaut Lake Cuisine was a great success -- thanks to all of our vendors and supporters.
Joining us this year were: Silver Shores, Livingston's Quality Meats,Toni's Lake Dinor, Lake Side Sweets,Sheetz, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, Station 5 Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, Mariner Steak and Sea Food, Pizza Joe's, Ghost of Mama Bear's,Casey's Ice Cream and Candies,Crawford County Dairy Princess, Sherry's Distributors,Saegertown Beverages,Yuen's Chinese Gardens and the Downtown Mall Bistro.
The cuisine has been a great fundraiser for us and a great community event! Thanks again and please patronize those who support us!
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.
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