April 2019 News

​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: Monday May 20th 7:30 p.m. - "Military Veterans"

Fred Cunningham will speak about the military veterans dating back to the Revolutionary War to the War in Afghanistan. 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. ​


Cuisine is Success
We once again had a great Conneaut Lake Cuisine with a sold-out crowd. We thank the vendors for their support and to all those who purchased tickets. Vendors who signed up were:  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 and Oakland Beach Golf Course and Restaurant. Please show your support to these businesses!

Museum Open
The museum is open for the season at 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through the weekend of Pumpkin Fest.
Admission is free and children are welcome! We also have some great gifts you can buy in the gift shop.
New gifts include a three-dimensional outline of the lake with the names of the streets surrounding the lake. It is very unique and only $85;. We also have an 8 by 10 photograph  the same thing (with no frame) for $40 and an 14 by 18 is $145. If you want them mailed, postage is extra and is based on actual cost.
Check out our gift shop for those unique gifts you won't find anywhere else.
We have plans for some new items this summer, but they aren't available yet!

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.


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.  registration is $5 and can be made by contacting Chuck Groger at 382-8722. We will start the Liberty the Second at noon.Refreshments will be sold and the museum open as well.


Paddlefest is July 14
Our annual Paddlefest is July 14 at 8 a.m.at Fireman's Beach. We moved the date to accommodate other races going on at the same time.Registration starts at 7 a.m. or can be made in advance.

More information will be coming.


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!





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.