Next Meeting: April 19th: "History of the Conneaut Lake Creamery"
"History of the Conneaut Lake Creamery" by Jean Shanley. Meeting is April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Conneaut Lake Sportsmen's Club, just off Route 18, Conneaut Lake. It is open to public free of charge. Hall is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Refreshments will follow the program and then the annual business meeting with election of officers will follow the brief intermission.
May meeting is May 17 with Gar Prebor presenting the History of the Oakland Beach Golf Club. Meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at Conneaut Lake Sportsmen's Club, just off Route 18, Conneaut Lake. It is open to the public, free of charge. Hall is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Refreshments will follow the program and then a brief business meeting.
Museum to open
The museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 1, with hours from 2 to 5 p.m. Located at 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake, the museum will be open Sataurday and Sundays through the middle of October. However, special appointments may be made to tour the museum at other times by calling Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722 or Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted. A gift shop also is available for special gifts -- all relating to the Conneaut Lake area. Check our gift shop on this site to see what all we have to offer!
If you would like to volunteer to be a docent (tour guide) at the museum when it is open, call Chuck Groger and he will give you details. It's fun and interesting!
We have a new book, "Memories of Conneaut Lake Park," written by Robert Hurst who grew up in the park. It is available for $19.95 plus tax. Add $3 if you want it shopped. It is a paperback back with some photographs included as well as his memories.
As summer season approaches, we have several events on the calendar and ask that you mark your calendars and join us for fun - either by participating or watching the festivities.
We will be open Memorial Day, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We hope to have hot dogs available for purchase as well as other items, but the Covid-19 pandemic will determine what we can do.
In July, we will have our annual Conneaut Lake Classic Cruise-in at the museum on Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Car registration is only $5 and can be made in advance by sending check made out to the historical society, Attention Chuck Groger, PO Box 425, Conneaut Lake, PA., 16316. Prizes for best of show and people's choice will be awarded as well as numerous door pries for car owners.
The museum will be open that day as well f4om 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge to both the cruise-in and the museum.
Circle and date on your calendar and come and join the fun!
Our third annual Golf Tournament is set for July 22 at Oakland Beach Golf Course. and the annual Conneaut Lake Paddlefest is Aug. 7. Watch for more information on both of these events as details are finalied!
The Exhibit Committee has been working hard all winter as they have changed a few exhibits to make room for others and added a new one.
The new one features the town of Geneva and includes the office chair and surgical tools of the late Dr. William Marshall, who operated a hospital in Geneva. They were donated by Dick Williams, who often helped carry patients upstairs in the office. Other features are a quilt and various pictures and a sample ballot from 1935.
Come and check out the new exhibits -- as well as the renovated ones!
The committe works to have at least one new exhibit each year so different history is featured.
If you haven't seen the timeline that was constructed last year, it too offers a great history lesson in events from years past from the local, state, national and global events. Check it out!
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!
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:
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.
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.
March 2021 News
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