May 2017 News

​​Next Meeting: Monday June 19th 7:30 p.m. - "Life in the Erie Extension Canal Days"
Jack Dearing will speak about life in Conneaut Lake during the Erie Extension Canal Days.  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. 

Museum is Open
The museum is once again open for the season. Hours are  2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.Special appointments may be made by calling Julia Catalano at 724-9841 or Chuck Groger at382-8722.

Paddle Fest
Our second annual Paddle Fest (kayak race) is set for Sunday, Aug.6.

General Info: Check in will begin at 7 a.m.  Participants will pull into Fireman's Beach and drop off their kayak.  You will be directed to parking.  You will then return to check in area to receive packet of info and wait for start of race at 9 a.m.

Course: An approximate 3-mile course will depart from Fireman's Beach, progress north along the west side of the lake, and return to Fireman's Beach.

Safety: All participants are required to bring their own kayaks, paddles, life jackets (type 3 personal flotation devices required to be worn during the race) and whistles.  Participants must be at least 14 years old.  If you are under 18, you must . be accompanied by a parent.   All participants will be required to sign a waiver at check in.

Family Fun: This will be an event where families and spectators are welcome to join the participants at Fireman's Beach by cheering them on, enjoying the music, food, our beautiful lake and our charming town.  Other events in the area will be held for your enjoyment including Conneaut Lake Area Historical Museum tours.

Registration:   Due to the logistics of the race, we strongly encourage pre-registration.  Deadline for pre-registration will be July 17, 2017.  We will receive registration the day of the even as space permits.  

View the Map Here

Paddlefest press release 2017

Print Out Registration Form

Register On-Line​​

House Tour
We also are planning a house tour, featuring homes in Conneaut Lake Park. Nancy Manning is chairman and Bob Disko is cochairman. Date is July 22.

Watch for announcements as plans progress.

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to help keep our society going. Volunteers are needed for all types of services from being tour guides, raising funds, cleaning, serving refreshments at meeting, assisting with special fundraisers as well as painting and other types of maintenance.

Everyone has a talent -- or a special interest -- and we can use all of those talents.
If you can give an hour or two (or more), please contact President Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841. 

You will find us a friendly bunch and we welcome everybody to join us as we work to preserve our history for the future.

Ads for Sale
If you are a business owner -- or know of a business owner-- who might like to advertise in our newsletter, please let us know.

Business card ads are only $10  an issue or $25 for all three issues we publish a year. The newsletters are sent to 350 members (and their spouses) and are a way to get your name out there --and to help offset some of the costs of publishing the newsletter.

You may contact Greg Hindle at 382-7427 or Jane Smith, newsletter editor, at 337-6377 or send your business card and check to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, P.O.Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316.
Deadline for May issue is May 2. Thanks in advance for your support.

Skee Ball Game
Do you remember playing Skee Ball at Conneaut Lake Park? Well our museum now has one of the original Skee Ball machines and it is operational.
When you stop at the museum, check it out.There is no cost to play -- but you also get nothing as a "prize.'
It's just a fun game to bring back memories!

Car Cruise
Our annual Conneaut Lake Car Cruise-in will be Saturday, July 8, from 10  3 p.m. at the museum grounds 150 N.Third St., Conneaut Lake.

Registration fee is $5 and my be made by calling Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722. Prizes awarded are: Best of Show and People's Choice as well as various door prizes for registered car owners.

The Liberty the Second boat engine will be started at noon. Refreshments will be available to purchase and the museum will be open.

Pig Raffle
We will once again sell tickets for a pig starting at the cuisine on May 1.
Ticket prices vary from one cent to $5.Only 500 are sold
The price is underneath a flap and you buy the ticket and open it up to see the price.
It's a fun raffle and you could win a pig.Livingston's Quality Meats provides the pig and as a contribution cuts it to the winner's desire and wraps it.
We are thankful for the support this raffle has had over the past few years. Bill Lippert has been chairman and now has relinquished those duties to Dale Pysher. Dale will be at various places selling the tickets throughout the summer.
As soon as all 500 are sold, the winner will be chosen!

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.