Next Meeting: Monday, November 16th: Bronson Luty and His Writings
Julia Catalano will present a program about her father, Bronson Luty, and his writings at the November 16th meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Conneaut Lake Sportsmen's Club, just off Route 18, Conneaut Lake. They will talk about their experience playing in the big leagues. Social distancing and masks are required. The meeting is open to the public, free of charge. The building is handicapped accessible.
The annual Christmas party for members and their guests only will be held Dec. 21 with social hour at 5:30 pm. and dinner at 6:15 p.m. at the Iroquois Club, Conneaut Lake. Cost is $20 and reservations must be made by Dec. 10 by contacting Jean Shanley at 337-6377 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Choices of dinner are stuffed chicken breast or seasoned pork tenderloin or Mediterranean Sole. Price includes tax and gratuity. Social distancing will be observed.
We are excited to announce two new items for purchase. We have a new "Find a Word" book -- with all the words associated with Conneaut Lake. It has 52 different puzzles, plus a page about the historical society's museum and a page of black and white pictures. The book includes all different types of categories: Names of teachers, members of the state champion sports teams, Conneaut Lake Park rides, etc. It is quite unique, and we are selling it for only $3. Makes a great Christmas gift for young and old alike. In addition to being fun to play, we are hopeful that families and or groups of people will talk about the names and educate themselves about our history. Check it out at our upcoming sale on Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at the November meeting or call Jane Smith at 337-6377. You can also order it on-line. We hope to have it available at some Conneaut Lake businesses and will keep you posted!
The second new items is a Wendell August Forge Christmas ornament featuring a picture of the Beach Club. If you have special memories of the Beach Club, it is sure to bring back those memories. It will be only $20 and available by contacting Jane Smith at 337-6377 or at email@example.com or ordering on-line.
The annual "Small Business Sale" is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum at 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake. In addition to our two new items, we will have some "one of a kind" items -- which includes some inventory that we only have a few items -- a deck of cards, set of coasters, and such. We also will have some old souvenir plates from the 1900s from Exposition Park -- all one of a kind. These are limited and quite unique.
However, we also have the Conneaut Lake and Pymatuning clocks ($85) , large three-dimensional pictures ($150) and 8 by 10 (unframed) three-dimensional pictures ($45) as well as numerous books -- ranging from $1 to $30. Another new items this year (we only have one of each in stock) are cribbage boards featuring the three dimensional of the lake -- be it Conneaut Lake or Pymatuning. They are $50.
If you are interested in the one-of-kind items and can't make the sale, contact Jane Smith at 333-6377. We will do everything we can to accommodate schedules and get those gifts to you for that special someone!
We have many t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies available. However, they are limited in size and color, so if you are interested in ordering one, contact Jane and she will take care of you so you can the one you want for that special gift!
Many of these items are available only at the museum or a Conneaut Lake business which offers to help sell them. The three-dimensional items are available on-line at the company which designed and made them, but the price is much higher as we get a special rate as we buy them in bulk.
However, the "bulk" isn't very many, so if you are interested, please contact Jane ASAP so nobody is disappointed!
That said, we hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
New Research Tool Available
For those looking to do research, we now have all the copies of the Conneaut Lake Breeze from 1922 to 1985 as well as the successors to that newspaper, the Linesville Herald and the Community News in a digitized form. That means you can call up a year, type in a word (such as Hotel Conneaut) and whatever was in the paper that year will pop up and you can print it (or just read it).
It is an exciting new tool for us, and we are thrilled to offer it to the public. Right now, it is only available at the museum, but future plans are to add it to our Web site so you can access it on-line.
We have a special new gift for sale: Cribbage boards featuring the 3-D outline of Conneaut Lake and./or Pymatuning Lake.
These are unique and would make great gifts for those who love the lake and playing cribbage. Cost is only $50.
We only have three of these available at this time -- two of Conneaut Lake and one Pymatuning Lake.
However, we can order more, but it takes about two months so if you are interested in one as a Christmas gift, please contact Jane Smith at 337-6377.
October 2020 News
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