September 2016 News

October 17th 7:30 p.m. - "History of Lumber Businesses in the Conneaut Lake Area"

"History of Lumber Businesses in the Conneaut Lake Area" with Chris Myers and Brian Delmar as speakers.  The meeting is Monday October 17th, 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. 

Pumpkin Fest
We will have our tent at Pumpkin Fest again this year on Oct.14,15 and 16. Our 2017 calendars will be available as well as new hoodies and our new Wendell August ornament featuring the Carousel at Exposition Park. If we don't have your size in t-shirts, sweat shirts or hoodies, you can special order the color and size you choose.

Stop by and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!

Holiday Sale
We will have our traditional holiday open house sale on Nov.26  from 10 2 p.m. Stop by and pick up great Christmas gifts for all ages, including t-shirts, sweathshirts, hoodies, all types of books, calendars and ornaments!

The calendars and ornaments are also available at Timberland Floral on the east side of Conneaut Lake.

The ornaments are also available at Lakeside Beauty Salon, Conneaut Cellars Winery and The Berry Basket.

Upgraded Museum
In an effort to help reduce the moisture in the museum, we have installed dehumidifiers in the museum and in the basement. It was a costly improvement (several thousand dollars), but we can already tell the difference in the air with the reduction of the musty smell.

The move not only eliminates the musty smell but prevents mold from occurring.

Some of those hard-earned dollars from our fund-raising efforts were used to pay for these improvements!

New Board Members
We welcome two new board members over the summer, Dave Mihalyi and Bernie Hanmore. They succeed Dennis Cascio and George Rutherford, both of whom resigned.

We thank Denny and George for their years of service.

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 Tour Contact
After many many years of being the contact person to arrange special tours, George Rutherford has given up that task. He will lead tours, just has too many things on his mind and often forgot to go down so asked the board to name somebody new!

Anyone wishing to arrange a special tour may now contact Julia Catalano at 724-9841 or Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722.

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.