June 2016 News

July 18th 7:30 p.m. - "History of Amusement Rides at Conneaut Lake Park"

"History of Amusement Rides at Conneaut Lake Park" with Lenny Adams of Conneaut Lake Park as guest Speaker.  The meeting is Monday July 18th, 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 Trivia Night
We have a new event planned that is designed to be both fun and educational!

It's a Trivia Night designed with only trivia questions about Conneaut Lake Park and Conneaut Lake.

So, if you think you know a lot about the history, you can win $100 cash! 

Here's the plan: Aug.26 at Station 3, Conneaut Lake Borough Fire Hall.  Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; sit-down dinner at 6:30 followed by the game at 7:30 with Scott Lobins as the game leader! 

Dinner will be chicken marsala, cheesy scalloped potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, rolls and butter, cake and coffee.

Price is $17, which includes gratuity.

We will have items for a Chinese auction and lots of fun.

You can be a single player, have a partner or teams of three of four! 

Second place will win $50 and third-place, $25.

If you don't like to play games, come and join the fun and watch others and learn some history!

Tickets are $17, which benefits the society as well as the fire department.

Tickets are available at The Berry Basket, from Gail Fales at 382-3892; Jacquie Lippert, 382-1130: at the museum on the weekends; from Jane Smith at 337-6377; or by sending check to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, PO Box 425, Conneaut Lake, PA.,16316.

Those ordering four or more tickets at one time will have reserved seating.We can only seat eight at a table though.

Deadline for tickets is Aug. 14. No tickets will be sold at the door!

Please join us and spread the word.

This event takes the place of a house tour we usually have.

 New Wendell August Ornament

Our 2016 Wendell August ornament this year is an engraving of a picture of the carousel at Exposition Park (now Conneaut Lake Park) in the early 1900s.

It is $20, plus tax. It is very pretty and the second in a series of ornaments from us. The 2015 ornament was the Barbara J and sold very well. We only have a few of these left.

The ornaments are available online in our gift shop, at the museum and at Timberland Floral and Lakeside Beauty Salon.  Or they can be ordered on-line here.  

New Hoodies
We have had several requests for hoodies, so we have added those to our gift shop.

They have Conneaut Lake inscribed on the front. They are very nice material and look very nice.

Cost is $25.

We also have them available with a zipper front at a cost of $30.

You can special order whatever color you would like! We have a supply of various colors and sizes at the museum but if we don't have your size,let us know!

They can be ordered on-line here.  

New Board Member
We have received resignations from two board members, George Rutherford, who was an original board member since 1999, who felt it was time he stepped down; and Dennis Cascio, who moved to Sharon.

Dave Mihalyi has been named to succeed George.

Our bylaws give the president the authority to appoint new members. President Julia Catalano is asking anyone with suggestions or recommendations to contact her at 724-9841.

We thank George and Dennis for their service!

Although George is stepping down from the board, he will continue to serve at the museum each weekend!

Paddle Fest
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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Car Cruise
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 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.