​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: March 16, 2020 - CANCELED
We are canceling the March 16th meeting due to the COVID 19 Virus.  We will see you in April!!!
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New Meeting Place
We now have a new site for our monthly meetings. Since the Conneaut Lake Park VFD hall has closed, we had to look for a new site. Conneaut Lake Sportsmen's Club has graciously offered its club house to us. It is located off Route 18 on Sportsmen's Road. Please spread the word. Our meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public, free of charge.

Conneaut Lake Cuisine
We have set our annual Conneaut Lake Cuisine for May 4 from 5 to  7 p.m. We have a new location this year (since the park fire hall closed). It will be at the Conneaut Lake Middle School (formerly the high school) at the intersection of Route 6 and 618.
Tickets are now on sale for $14 each by calling Jane Smith at 337-6377; or email at  grandmagjane@zoominternet.net or by mailing check to the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316 or at The Berry Basket on Water Street, Conneaut Lake.
Only 250 tickets are sold and we always sell out, so if you are interested, let us know soon! 
The cuisine features local restaurants and food vendors who offer "samples" of their food to the guests. It is always a fun event, which allows guests to taste what local businesses offer as well as raise money for the historical society.










Luty Book Now Available
Years ago, Bronson Luty wrote a book, "The Lake as it Was," a informal and memoir of Conneaut Lake, and it quickly became very popular and was out of print. We asked the Luty family to have it reprinted and it is now available.
Cost is $20, plus $1.20 and if mailed, $3 for mailing.
It is a neat book and gives a lot of history of the town and the area as well as many pictures.
It is a soft cover and is 110 pages.
If you are interested, you can contact Jane Smith at 337-6377; Julia Catalano at 724-9841. It also is available at the Tattered Corners Book Shop in Meadville or the Crawford County Historical Society or at our museum when it opens in May. 
Proceeds from the book sold by Jane or at the museum benefit our society.

Golf Tournament Set
Attention all Golfers
We have set the date for our second annual Golf Tournament for June 25. It will be a scramble tournament at Oakland Beach Golf Course on Route 18 and will start with registration at 7 a.m. followed by shotgun at 8 a.m. It is open to all golfers. Fee is $60 a golfer and includes lunch and snacks. Also featured will be man raffles of specialty baskets. Prizes of $250 will be awarded to the first-place teams in both the men's and women's category.
It is limited to 100 golfers.
In addition to the golfers, we are seeking sponsors in various levels: Platinum is $1,500 and includes golfer fees for eight.
Gold is $1,000 and includes fees for four golfers; Silver is $500 and includes fees for two; and Bronze level is $100 and that includes tee and hole sponsors. You can have tee and hole sponsors made in memory of or honor of. So if you have a special golfer you would like to remember or honor, this is a perfect time. The sponsors names will be at each hole. Donation sponsors are also accepted for $50 with our thanks. Names will be printed as well.
So, tell your friends and sign up teams from your friends, your golf league, work place or others.
All proceeds benefit the historical society and are used to operate the museum and for special project.
Checks may be mailed to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, PO Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316. Please mark golf tournament and any other pertinent information
The tournament also will include some historic displays, including the Liberty the Second.

Conneaut Lake Classic Car Cruise-in
Our annual Conneaut Lake Classic Car Cruise-in is set for July 11 in the parking area adjacent to the museum. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends about 3 p.m. Car registration is $5 and may be sent to Chuck Groger at P.O. Box 77, Harmonsburg, Pa., 16422.
Prizes for best of show and people's choice also will be given. Refreshments will be sold and the museum will be open that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Liberty the Second will be on display and will be started at noon. Come and join the fun and bring a friend or two!

Paddlefest
Our annual Conneaut Lake Paddlefest is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Firemen's Beach. Note the day is changed this year to a Saturday.
The Paddlefest includes a three-mile race and a dice run (both for the entry fee of $25. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
Plans are also to have the Liberty the Second at the race and starting the engine after the race is complete.
Registration is available by calling Julia Catalano at 724-9842 or email at:
juliabeth@gmail.com. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.
To support the Paddlefest and offset some expenses, kayaks are being raffled for $5 a ticket for five tickets for $20. Contact Catalano if interested. One kayak will  be awarded on Memorial Day at the museum.

Memorial Day
We will once again be open on Memorial Day from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have hot dogs and baked goods for sale and the museum will be open.
A kayak now being raffled will be awarded that day as well.
Stop down and see us after the parade and ceremony at the Memorial Park.

Exhibits
The Exhibit Committee has been working to bring some new displays to the museum this year. One new display will be the late Bill Ott's boat he used to win national championships.
Another new display will be about Lynn and Darryl Jones, who grew up in nearby Harmonsburg, and both became Major League Baseball players. Between the two of them, they have five World Series rings!
In additon, we will have a new timeline of events of Conneaut Lake with other notable events of the state, country and world mingled in!
Stop and see us and share our great history.

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to serve as docents -- another word for tour guides -- at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
You need not be a great historian to serve. Duties are to welcome guests, give them a brief explanation of the museum (we give you the information) and to sell any gift items they may want.
It's always interesting to hear the guests talk about their memories and a great way to share your memories as well!
Interested: Contact Chuck Groger at 382-8722.

New Gift Items
We recently purchased a number of specialty t-shirts and golf shirts from Stitch Art and are offering them to our guests. They are in various sizes, styles and colors, but cannot be special ordered. Most have just the wording Conneaut Lake (not historical society). Some have special beads that make the t-shirts a little dressier. The golf shirts have Conneaut Lake on the front in the pocket area and are in different colors.
If you are interested, stop at the museum and check them out. They are really neat!


February  2020 News