January 2018 News
No Meetings Until March
No meeting this month. Several years ago we voted not to have meetings in January and February because of possible inclement weather, so enjoy February. See you in March.
We have a new puzzle to offer you. It's a colored picture of the old Oakland Beach Hotel. It is 150 pieces and measures 11 inches by 17 inches. Cost is only $10, plus 60 tax and is available at the museum (when we open) or at Timberland Floral on the east side of Conneaut Lake. Or you can visit our online gift shop and order via our Web site. Add $4 shipping charge. We only had 100 made and once they are gone, that's it, so if you want a unique puzzle or a special gift for someone, please don't wait!
We will have the museum open for one day only -- Feb.24 - during the Conneaut Lake Ice Festival. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The exhibit committee is working now to update some displays and add a new one: A Train display.
Tim Kaider, Conneaut Lake's longtime mayor and a historical society member, has donated his esteemed train display to the museum. It is unique in that it is laid out to the specifications of the town and Conneaut Lake Park and is a really neat display.
We are so honored that he trusted us with his long time passion and are anxious to share it with the public! Hope you can stop and see it.
The museum will be closed then until the end of April.
New Activities Planned
The board is making plans for the 2018 year.
We will start with the annual Conneaut Lake Cusine on May 7.
Instead of an auction this year, we are planning to have an "appraisal" event -- patterned after the Antique Road Show. We haven't set a date yet, but hope to have a number of professionals to give appraisals of items brought to them for an estimated value.
We held one years ago and it was well received and we thought this may be something different.
We also are planning another "trivia night."We had one in 2016 and it was a lot of fun as well as educational! We have had lots of requests to do it again, so watch for announcements.
We also will have our annual cruise in on July 7 and the kayak race on Aug. 5.
It promises to be a busy season, so plan on joining us.
New Program Chairman
After serving as program committee chairman for many years, Bobbie Moyers has chosen to step down. Diane Domnick has agreed to assume the role of program committee chairman. If you have ideas for programs or would like to serve on the committee, please let her know.
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.
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