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May 2023

Upcoming Meetings

"The Drama is Here"
May 15th


Presented by Bob Disko

"The Drama is Here" and not just in everyday life. Bob Disko, who has been involved in the local productions will tell the stories of the "Honeymoon" troupe that came to Conneaut Lake Park in the 1920s. He'll also tell about the local group, the Conneaut Lake Players.

The history of the Lakeside Drive-In and other theater/movie venues also will be discussed. We hope that you'll come and share in the fun of remembering the theater and movies around the lake.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsman's Club in Conneaut Lake.  It is open to public free of charge. Hall is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Refreshments will follow the program. 

"How I Caught the Biggest Muskie"
June 19th

Presented by Lewis Walker.


Information on other big fish caught at Conneaut Lake will be given as well as audience participation of "Your Tales of Fishing at Conneaut Lake." Please join us.

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Raffle Tickets for Special Pens

Tim McKay has made five ballpoint pens from wood from the Blue Streak. We are selling raffle tickets with three of them to be awarded Labor Day and the other two during PUmpkinfest.


Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. You have your choice of which raffle to buy the tickets (you can mix them).


Tickets are available at the museum or from Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 or

We Will Be at the Oaks

he Oaks, the former Conneaut Lake Park Volunteer Fire Hall on Route 618,  is holding another two-day craft and vendor fair.

It is June 10 and 11. We will have a wide assortment of gift ideas and clothing to offer.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hope you can stop and say hello!

Golf Tournament is Coming

Our fifth annual golf tournament is set for June 23 -- a change from the usual date in July.

If you want to be a sponsor, please see the attached flyer for information.

If you want to play golf, the information is there as well.

If you know a new (or old) business, who would like to be a sponsor, please let them know or call one of the historical society members.

All the proceeds benefit the historical society.

As you know were are a non-profit, 501-C-3 organization, meaning all donations are tax deductible.

Two New Items in Gift Shop

We have two new items available for purchase.

After we offered the Pilsner glasses, we had numerous requests for wine glasses as people said they prefer wine over beer. So we decided to offer wine glasses as well as the Pilsner glasses.

The Wendell August wine glasses are those without the steams. They include medallions of the Blue Streak on them.

They come in a set of two and are in a nice black cardboard box. It also includes a note card with a picture of the Blue Steak and a brief history of the popular ride.

We believe they are beautiful gifts for yourself or others as you enjoy your favorite wine and possibly reminisce about the Blue Streak and your great memories of Conneaut Lake Park.

Cost is $45 plus $2.70 tax. If you want them shipped, please add another $11.00.

If you need them before May 6 (the day the museum opens), please call Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 and arrangements can be made to get them sooner.

And, don't forget, if you are a member, you receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.

The second new item is a "gripper," -- the item you use to open jars that the lids are on too tight.

The gripper is blue in color with the words "Get a grip on life at Conneaut Lake" with the historical society logo in the center.

It is designed for functional use, but also as a memento of your visit to the museum or a reminder of life in Conneaut Lake.

Cost is only $2 plus 12 cents tax and $1 shipping.

We are always looking for new ideas for gifts to sell, so if you have an idea, please contact Jane Smith, projects and promotion chairman, at the above number.


We are always accepting new members. Cost is only $12 a year or $150 for a lifetime.

If you would like to join, just send us a check and your information: Name, address, phone number, email, and any special interest you may have.

If you are a member and would like to serve on a special committee, please contact Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722. We welcome new members and new committee members!

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for the following special events. If you are interested in helping at any of them, please let us know.

June 23: Golf outing

July 8: Car cruise

Aug. 5: Paddlefest


As you can see, we have a busy summer planned and hope you can join us -- as a volunteer or as a visitor!


We have our new Dreamland Ballroom ornaments still available at $12, plus 72 cents tax as well.

They have been well received as people told us about their grandparents and/or parents having met there. One woman said how thrilled her grandmother was with it.

As you know, you don't have to wait until Christmas to display them. They are ornaments but can be displayed at any time.

We think they make a nice memory of days gone by at that beautiful dance hall.

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