July 2018 News
Next Meeting: Monday August 20th 7:30 p.m. - "Exposition and Kennywood Parks"
Harry Henninger will speak about his family's involvement in development of Exposition Park and Kennywood Park. 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.
Trivia Night Cancelled
We have cancelled our planned Trivia Night because we didn't have enough interest shown to hold it.
We had a fun event two years ago and had many people asking for another night, but unfortunately not enough tickets were sold, so rather than go to a lot of work with no success, we chose to cancel.
We try to come up with new ideas for activities that interest the public and generate interest (and funds).If you have any ideas for such events, please let Jane Smith or any officer know. Thank you in advance.
Our Vintage Appraisal was held in July and was a lot of fun and interesting as seven appraisers gave estimates about the value of items brought to them for appraisal.
Appraisers -- of whom donated their time to the society, included: Dean Heeter of Heeter's Haven of Meadville , Bernie Hawn of Hawn's Antiques of Linesville, George Deshner of Conneaut Lake, Bill Hrusa of Pittsburgh, Hale Jenkins of Conneaut Lake. Diane Domnick,also of Conneaut Lake and Lynne Morrow of Williamsfield,Ohio. The last five are all experienced in various fields, but their professions varied from school principals to college professors and more.They don't have businesses.
If you missed the event, Heeter and Hawn are available at their places of business to assist you with estimates of their specialty as they do purchase items as well.
We applaud those who donated their time and appreciate all they did. Nancy Manning was chairman and was assisted by Judy Hughes and Bob Disko.Others who assisted were Dale Pysher and Chuck Groger,who were available to help carry items for guests; Jean Shanley and Jane Smith.
It was our first appraisal event in more than 15 years and was very interesting.
Thanks again to all who served and those who brought items for appraisal.
Dietrich Grant Award
The society received exciting news this past month!
We were chosen by the Dietrich Foundation to receive a grant of $3,500!
The money will be used to remodel the office, including making the restroom handicapped accessible, build new shelves, install new carpeting and more.The project is designed to upgrade the office -- which also is our research room -- to make it easier for the public to do research.
We are so appreciative of the foundation for the award and for recognizing our efforts.
For those not familiar with the Dietrich Foundation, it was established by the late William Dietrich, who was a graduate of Conneaut Lake High School. He set up the foundation for specific funds to be used only for the benefit of Conneaut Lake residents. Awards are made annually from the interest gained on the millions of dollars invested by Mr.Dietrich.
Conneaut Lake Cruise-in
We had another successful cruise in with nearly 50 cars on display at the museum.
Tim Lewis won "Best of Show" award and Rich Gero won the "People's Choice Award."Awards were gift certificates at local businesses.
Door prizes -- also gift certificates-- went to: Randy Detzel, Jim Schiemen, James Jones, J.Romisburg, Bill Caye, Tom Kerr,Tom Christie Sr., Jeff Ricketts, Marv Lockwood, Glenn Snyder, Pete Smock, Daryl Lang and Bob Egzer.
Greg Hindle won the 50/50 drawing.
With a lot of effort from BernieHanmore, Dave Mihalyi and Dave Lynch, the Liberty the Second engine finally started -- to the delight of the crowd!
Chuck Groger was chairman of the event and expressed appreciation to all who helped him and to all the car owners for their participation.
This has been a successful event with lots of visitors and lots of fun. It's the second Saturday in July each year so mark your calendar for next year and spread the word!
New Gift Items
We are exited to offer a new item in our gift shop.Actually, there are several new items. The first is a clock with a three-dimensional inset of Conneaut Lake with the streets of the area surrounding the inset. It is a beautiful piece of work and perfect for people who grew up or visited the area often. It is $80, which includes tax and handling.
We also have pictures of the same design.They range from 8 by 10 (in glass frame) and is beautiful.It is $45 which includes tax and shipping.
The same picture is available in an 11 by 14 .or 14 by 18.They come in light or dark oak or for $10 more, a rustic shade.The rustic is not three dimensial. The 11 by 14 is $70/
A 3-D of the same picture in frame would be a beautiful picture for a business as well as home.It sells for $130.
We also have photo albums with the design in a leather-like cover of "Memories of Conneaut Lake" It is $45. The same design is available in notepads, a small one is about a 5 by7 for $35 and the larger one is an 8 by 10 for $45.
Another bonus is we have the identical items for Pymatuning Lake!
And, if you want it customized -- with s star indicating where you live -- or lived -- that can added for $25.
We will post pictures soon, but the items are on display at the museum. They will make perfect gifts for others -- or for yourself.
Please contact Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 to order or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Golf Tournament Planned
Mark your calendars!
We have scheduled our inaugural golf tournament for 2019. It will be held Aug.21 at Oakland Beach Golf Course.
It is a new venture for us and are excited.
Dave White is chairing this new event!
Hope you can join us!
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.
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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