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April 2024

Upcoming Meetings

History of Conneaut Cellars Winery
April 15th

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"History of Conneaut Cellars Winery" with Joal Wolf, owner, as guest speaker. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. 

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (note time change) at the Sportsman's Club in Conneaut Lake.  It is open to the public free of charge. Hall is handicapped-accessible and smoke-free. Refreshments will follow the program. 

Conneaut Lake Park History
May 20th

The topic is Conneaut Lake Park history as told by Charles Beares III. His grandfather helped build the Blue Streak. His grandfather was the manager and co-owner of the park at various times in history from the early 1900s to mid-1900s. 

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Cuisine is Back

Our Conneaut Lake Cuisine has returned after a four-year absence because of Covid-19.

The event has proven to still be a popular event as a maximum 200 tickets were sold in 10 days!

Restaurants and vendors participating this year are: Hotel Conneaut, Tavern 618, G.O.A.T Bar and Grill, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, Subway, Sheetz, Rising River Brewing, Strudel Factory, Livingston's Quality Meats, Silver Shores, Pelican Landing III, Pizza Joe's, Casey's Ice Cream and Candies, Saegertown Beverage, Crawford County Dairy Princess, Sherry Distributors and two stations from Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society.


We are so appreciative of the businesses who have donated 250 "samples" of their specialty foods for our guests to sample. 

We also are appreciative of Hotel Conneaut, which agreed to host the event at the hotel. It will be fun go visit the hotel and see the renovations. As you may recall, our very first cuisine was at Hotel Conneaut. This year we will be in the ballroom.

It promises to be a great event and kicks off our summer season.

Our 25th Anniversary

As you remember, this is our 25th anniversary and Jean Shanley is chairman of the overall committee.

We will have one "special event" each month in addition to our regular program.

The cuisine is in May.

June's event will be the annual golf tournament at Oakland Beach Golf Course with David White and John Leasure as co-chairmen.  It will be June 21.

In July, we will have a quilt show as a special event. It will be July 13 the quilt show from 10 to 2 p.m. at the museum. Of course, will will also have the car show on July 6.

A "Quilts of Valor" service will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public as we honor four local veterans.

We are accepting quilts for display. Anyone wishing to enter a quilt may take them to the museum Monday through Wednesday the week before the show. We will be at the museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. 

A special "People's Choice" award will be given.

A skeeball tournament will be the August event -- in addition to the annual Paddlefest on Aug. 3.

The skeeball tournament will be Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum. Anyone wishing to participate may register that morning at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee.

In September,  we will introduce our first seven recipients of the Century Club plaques. Plaques are given to homes which are at least 100 years old. We will make the presentations at a date in September. Plans are to award plaques each year.

In October, will return to Conneaut Lake Park to participate in the annual Pumpkin Fest.

Please mark your calendars and plan to come and enjoy the festivities.

Tiki Bar Night

Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society will be host for a special event on Aug. 13 at the Tiki Bar at Conneaut Lake Park.

The program features guest bartenders at the bar and a portion of the proceeds goes to the historical society.

We are making plans for a special event that night.

It is, of course, open to the public free of charge. More details will be announced as we get closer to the date!

Quilt Show Planned

In observance of the 25th anniversary of the historical society and keeping a long-time tradition, the society will host a quilt show on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum. If you would like to display a quilt, please take it to the museum on July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The show will feature a "People's Choice Award voted on by participants. 

The show is open to the public, free of charge.

25th Anniversary 

The historical society is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

It's hard to believe we have been preserving our history that long.

At any rate, we are planning to celebrate with hopefully a number of special events.

Jean Shanley is general chairman.

If you have an idea for a special event, she is asking you to call her at 814-337-6377 or email at and she and the committee will see if it's feasible.

We hope you will join us for one or more of the events as they are announced.

They will all be open to the public!

Museum Closed

The museum is closed for the winter. However, if you need a tour you may call Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722 to schedule an appointment.

We will re-open in May.

Program Suggestions

The program committee is asking for suggestions for possible programs in 2024.

You may email suggestions to Jean Shanley at or Julia Catalana at

Thanks in advance.

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