November 2016 News

No Meetings in December, January or February

Due to possible weather issues, we will not have a meeting in December, January, or February.  Please stay warm & safe and we'll see you in March!

 
We won $5,000!
The historical society is so excited and proud to announce we were one of the winners of  $5,000 awarded by Palmiero Toyota in its annual GiveBack Program.

We thank everyone who took time to go to the dealership and vote for us! It is much appreciated.

We don't have anything specifically designated for the funds -- but I'm sure they will be put to good use as we continue to enhance our museum with updates and new exhibits.

We are so appreciative of  Palmiero Toyota for the program.The company and corporation gave out more than $27,000 in funds to 24 different charities!

What a blessing Palmiero Toyota is to our community! 

Still Need a Last-Minute Christmas gift?
We still have those unique gifts -- 2017 Calendars with 13 different scenes from the Conneaut Lake area -- and the unique Wendell August Forge ornaments engraved with Exposition Park carousel in the early1900s! We have a few 2015 ornaments engraved with the Barbara J on it as well.


If you are looking for a unique t-shirt for youth and adult alike, we have a nice assortment.

Check out our gift shop and if you find something and are local, call Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 and she can meet you to sell them to you!

We also have many different books,including the Ghosts of Hotel Conneaut Lake!

If you are from out of town, we can mail them to you!

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.

 
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.

Calendars
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.