February 2021 News

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: March 15th: "How Glaciers Formed Conneaut Lake"
Monday, March 15. We will have a video presentation of the program "How Glaciers Formed Conneaut Lake," as presented by Don Hilton last year. It is a every well done research program and super interesting. The meeting is at 7:30 pm. at the Conneaut Lake Sportsmen's Club, just off Route 18, Conneaut Lake. The building is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Covid-19 safety methods (wear mask and six feet apart) will be followed. 
Refreshments will be served and a business meeting to follow.

Cuisine Cancelled
The board has chosen to cancel our Conneaut Lake Cuisine again this spring because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cuisine has always been a great fundraiser -- as well as a great community event -- but the pandemic causes issues.
Number one, we didn't feel we could justify asking our local restaurants to support this event in view of the fact they have had to reduce their operations so badly. We just couldn't ask them for more at this time. 
Secondly, we couldn't logistically be able to social distance with the limited space.
Thirdly, we didn't want to cause any health issue for all of those who have supported us in the past.
There is a slight possibility that if all goes extremely well over the next few months, we may consider trying to hold one in the fall. However, at this time, we are extremely hesitant about that as well.
Let's hope the next year will allow us to once again host the special event.
Thanks to all of the vendors and those who purchased tickets in the past for your great support!

Events Scheduled
Although we cancelled the cuisine, plans are still to have the annual cruise-in on July 10, the golf outing on July 22 and the Paddlefest on Aug. 7. Mark your calendars and spread the word please!

Program Schedule
The program committee has announced its schedule of upcoming programs (the third Monday of each month) for 2021. They are subject to change because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but here's what's planned:

March 15: DVD of "How Glaciers Formed Conneaut Lake" by Don Hilton.
April 19: Conneaut Lake Creamery by Jean Shanley
May 17: Oakland Beach Golf Course by Gar Prebor
June 21: Boats on Conneaut Lake by Frank Miklos
July 19: History of the Iroquois Club by Judd Hunter
Aug. 16: Old and New Bars Around the Lake by Bob Hilton
Sept. 20: History of Fireman's Beach by Terry Olah
Oct. 18: Atlantic and Great Western Railroad by Peter Gifford
Nov. 15: The Century Club with Julia Catalano and Diane Domnick

Check out Facebook
We are adding more items to our Facebook page, so please check us out for more weekly (and sometimes more frequently) updates.
It is a way to make people aware of some of the things we are doing at the museum.
Check it out please! 

Kayak to be Awarded
We are selling raffle tickets for this beautiful kayak. It is a 12-foot long Plunge, 120 Kayak. 
Tickets are $5 each for 5 for $20.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets (or selling them on our behalf), please contact Julia Catalano at (814) 724-9841.
The kayak will be awarded on Memorial Day.
All proceeds are used for operations of our museum.
Thanks in advance for your support!

Technical Help and Support Needed
As we venture into more technology we are seeking assistance from our membership to guide and assist us in establishing and maintaining a presence on social media.
The assistance could range from occasional fielding of questions over the phone or by text to full hands-on assistance with creating and posting articles, photos, videos, etc. If you think you could be of help, please don't hesitate to contact Bob Hilton at 814-382-4328.
Thank you in advance.

Newspaper Records Available
We have completed the digitization of the Conneaut Lake Breeze and Community News and that information is now available at the museum.
The program allows users to check the paper for old records -- dating back to 1920 and print copies of the newspaper articles.
You only need an approximate year and you type in a word and all the articles with that word quickly appear.
It only takes a few minutes. If you have the wrong year, just change it to another one and do the same process!
We think it will be a valuable tool for those doing research. 
We are working on making that information available on the web site in the future -- but that will take a while to get everything in place.
In the meantime, you can make an appointment to go to the museum and use the computer at no cost to check this out!
We are excited. As you may recall, we got a grant from the Dietrich Foundation to accomplish this project!
In addition, we gave a copy of the program to the Linesville Historical Society in exchange for the generosity of Dave Schaef, owner of the Community News for allowing us to use his papers for the project as well.

Museum is Closed for winter
We are closed for the winter, but will allow people to tour or use the research center by calling and making an appointment. Call Chuck Groger at 814-382-8711 or Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841.