April 2018 News

​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: Monday June 18th 7:30 p.m. - "Growing Up In Conneaut Lake"

Panel discussion about life growing up on the east side and west side of Conneaut Lake and in downtown Conneaut Lake.  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. ​

New puzzles
We now have two new puzzles for sale.Both are about 11 inch by 14 inches and 150 pieces. One is the Oakland Beach Hotel and the other is the Barbara J boat. Prize is$10 each, plus 60 cents tax and can be purchased at the museum or by calling Jane Smith at 337-6377. If you want to order one, go to our gift shop. Please add $4 for shipping costs. You may also mail a check to P.O.Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316 and we can mail it to you.

They make nice gifts too as they are wonderful pictures and bring back great memories! We only have 100 of each and one they are sold, that will be it.

Cuisine a Success 
Our annual Conneaut Lake Cuisine was a great success with another sell out.


Thanks go to the following for participating by providing food for our 250 guests: Miller's Food Factory, Silver Shores Restaurant, Station 3, Livingston's Quality Meats, Original Strudel Factory, Sheetz, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, Station 5, Pizza Joe's, Casey's Ice Cream, Ghost of Mama Bear's, Sherry's Distributor, Saegertown Beverage, Crawford County Dairy Princess, Antonio's, Hotel Conneaut and the Downtown Mall Bistro. 


Without these special people, our event could not be a success. It is our major fundraiser of the year and we so appreciate all their support.


If you don't see the name of one of your favorite dining spots, please contact them and ask them to participate next year.We have extended invitations to all the area food vendors each year. 


Thanks too to guests who always support us. Without them, it could not be such a success.


We raised in excess of $3,000 -- which is about 10 percent of our annual operating budget for the museum.

Vintage Appraisal Scheduled
Ever wonder what that piece of art work, furniture or glass work is worth in your home?
Now you have a chance to get an appraisal.
Seven appraisers will be on hand for the "Vintage Appraisal" event set for Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at Station 5,Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall.
They will be able to give you an idea of the value of all different types of items.There is no admission fee, but an appraisal fee of $10 per item or two or three items for $25.
The fire hall will have special food available to purchase as well.
So dig out that vintage item and join the fun! Bring a friend.

Conneaut Lake Cruise-in
The historical society's annual classic car cruise-in is set for Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the historical society museum at 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake.
Registration is $5 a car with car owners eligible to win special awards -- People's  Choice and Best of Show. Many door prizes are awarded also.
Plans are to start the Liberty the Second engine at noon that day.
The event is open to the public, free of charge.
The museum will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.
Food will be available to purchase as well. /Menu is hot dogs, snacks and homemade baked goods!
Come out and join the fun!

Trivia Night Planned
Do you know a lot about the history of the Conneaut Lake area?
Please join us and test your skills at Conneaut Lake Trivia Night and win cash prizes!
If you don't know a lot of our history,come and learn and join the fun.
The Conneaut Lake Trivia Night is set for Friday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Station 3, Conneaut Lake Fire Hall.
It will include dinner of pasta with meat balls and red sauce, broccoli alfredo, salad, rolls and butter, homemade dessert and non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, ice tea, soda.) A cash bar also will be available.
Here's the game plan:
Form a team of one to four players. Ten questions in four categories: Conneaut Lake Park, Conneaut Lake area, sports and general.
The three teams with the highest scores after four rounds will go to "finals." 
They then will answer a series of questions and the winning team will win a cash prize of $100. Second place winners will receive $50 and third place,$25.
In addition, there will be many items for a "Chinese auction" and a 50/50 raffle.
Only 200 tickets will be sold at $15 each.
Tickets will be available by contacting Jane Smith at 337-6377 or sending check to P.O.Box 425,Conneaut Lake,16316; or at the museum from 2 to 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday.
Spread the word and come and join the fun!

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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.