October 2016 News

November 21st 7:30 p.m. - "Fashion of the Civil War Era"

"Fashions of the Civil War Era" with Mrs. Sykes of the Union City area as guest speaker.  The meeting is Monday November 21st, 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. 

The historical society has been chosen as one of the charities to compete in the Give Back Program, sponsored by Palmiero Toyota.i

All you have to do is go to the dealership (across from Meadville's Wal-Mart), go inside, pick up a ballot,circle our name andput it in the box. You need no identification, no pre-registration nor do you have to be a member. There is no fee!

You can vote once a day through Nov. 30.

The charity with the most votes at the end of the month will win $5,000!

Please help us and spread the word to everyone and ask them to go vote too!

Thanks in advance and thanks to Palmiero Toyota for this great opportunity!

New 2017 Calendars Now Available
Our 2017 calendars are now available for $10 plus 60 tax.

You can order on-line or get them at the historical society meeting or at Timberland Floral on the east side of Conneaut Lake or call Jane Smith at 337-6377 and she will make arrangements for you.

The calendar features 13 scenes from the Conneaut Lake area,including one from the1950s of the late George Ream,operating the miniature train at Conneaut Lake Park; and the late Virgil Kean sitting in front of his service station. We also featured two historic buildings -- Lasch's Auto Sales and the old community hall (now the museum). Other pictures include one of the docks at Conneaut Lake; several sunsets; snow on the lake; an ice sculpture from the Ice Festival; one from the Paddle Fest; and others!.

They make great gifts as well.

We also will have them at our Christmas sale on Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Sale
We are once again holding a Christmas sale on the Shop Local Day on Nov.26 -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We have all types of clothing gifts (t-shirts, sweat shirts and hoodies (one with a zip up front).

We also have tshirts for children, as well as some gifts for kids -- Indian purse to make, Indian book andothers!

We still have our great books too.
If you like a piece of clothing, but we don't have the right color or size,don't worry. You can special order it and we will have it for you before Christmas!
Please come and check us out and see what unique gifts we have.

Our special 2016 Wendell August ornament features the Exposition Park Carousel from the early 1900s.We have a few 2015 ornaments of the Barbara J still available as well. 

For those who just like some 8 by10 photographs from the area,we have a few 2015 and 2016 calendars --for $5.

Check us out and spread the word!

Pig Raffle Winner
Jim Morohovich was the winner of the pig raffle. Thanks for all your support.

Pumpkin Fest Winner
Bob Stell was winner of the 50/50 raffle at Pumpkin Fest. He donated one-half of his winning to the society. 

Thanks to all who bought tickets!

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.