February 2019 News

​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: Monday April 15th 7:30 p.m. - "History of Harvey Thomas Store

Carl Burkett will present on the History of Harvey Thomas Store.  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. ​

Ribbon Cutting set
We have set ribbon cutting ceremonies for Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 to show off our newly renovated office and research center. It is beautiful and we appreciate all the work and support. We have new cabinets, counters, handicapped restroom, new LED lights, desk and chairs and new carpeting.


The desk and chairs were donated by Marquette Savings Bank, the LED lights paid with a donation from Glenn Moss, carpeting from Shipton Carpeting and, of course, the $5,000 grant from the Dietrich Foundation.
We invite you to come and see our improvements and have a cookie.


Museum Opens
The museum opens for the season on Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. and will be open each weekend through the middle of October. Admission is free and children are welcome! We also have some great gifts you can buy in the gift shop.


We are always looking for volunteers to serve as docents!


Plaque Dedication
We will have a dedication for the plaques purchased in the past year on Saturday, Aug 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the museum. It is a special ceremony recognizing those for whom plaques were purchased. Please join us.

20th Anniversary Celebration
We will celebrate our 20th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 4, with a light lunch and program at Hotel Conneaut (where we started in 1999). Lunch will be sandwiches and appetizers and served from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by the program.
Tickets will be required (so proper planning can be done) and will be $20, which includes tax and gratuity and beverage. A cash bar also will be available.
Tickets can be reserved by calling Jean Shanley at 337-6377. It is open to everybody. You need not be a member. We will have displays showing our activities for the past 20 years.

Cuisine Tickets Available
​Tickets for the Conneaut Lake Cuisine are available by calling Jane Smith at 337-6377 or at the Berry Basket, 282-2341. The cuisine is set for Monday, May 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. We have 19 vendors to date and tickets are $14. Groups of six or more get reserved seats. We appreciate the support of the following restaurants and vendors faithfully support us: Miller's Food Factory, Silver Shores, Livingston's Quality Meats, Original Strudel Factory, Lakeside Sweets, Sheetz, Zatsick's Golden DAwn, Al's Melons, Station 5, Hotel Conneaut, Pizza Joe's, Casey's Ice Cream and Candies, Ghost of Mama Bears, Sherry's Distributor, Saegertown Beverage, two from the historical society, and the Crawford County Diary Princess. New this year is Station 20, operated by Summit Township Fire Department at the location formerly housed by Mariner Restaurant on the east side. Please show your support to these businesses!


Car Cruise Set
The annual Conneaut Lake Classic Car Cruise is July 13 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the museum.There is no fee.Car registration is $5 and can be made by contacting Chuck Groer at 382-8722. We will start the Liberty the Second at noon.Refreshments will be sold and the museum open as well.


Golf Outing
Our inaugural golf outing is set for Wednesday,Aug.21, at Oakland Golf Course. See attached poster for sponsorships and registration. We expect it to be a fun-filled day. A limited number of players can be accommodated so get your reservations in early!


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Museum Office
Our office/research center renovations are complete and new LED lighting installed. We didn't get the grant we had applied for but Glenn Moss sent us a donation specifically for led lights -- so we were able to complete the renovations with no further money from our operating budget. our treasury took a hit last year because of the renovations, but we feel it was money well spent! Our members did all the work so it saved a lot of money. Shipton Flooring donated the carpeting and installed it as well We are so blessed with our talent and community support.


Upcoming Programs
May 20: Conneaut Lake Veterans Memorial from Revolutionary War through the War in Afghanistan.
June 17: Fairyland Forest
July 15:Dreamland Ballroom and Musical Performers at Conneaut Lake Park.
Aug 19: Oakland Beach Hotel and Golf Course.
Sept.16:  Moss Brothers Lumber Co
Oct 21: Hotels in Conneaut Lake Borough
Nov 18: The Orphan Trains.
All are at Station 5 at 7:30 p.m.and open to the public, free  of charge.