History of Channelock
History of Channellock by Jonathan DeArment. You may recall Channellock originally started in Conneaut 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.
History of Shontz Memorial Libriary
Presented by: Betty Ecklund, former librarian
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.
Our web site is updated monthly, but if you want other news, we do post on our Facebook page frequently. Posts include pictures of ongoing activities as well as any updated news. Check us out at Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society on our Facebook page.
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!
The museum will open for the summer on May 6 at 10 a.m. Hours for the summer are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Special appointments for tours during non-hours may be made by calling Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722.
We always welcome new docents (fancy name for tour guide) to work at the museum on weekends. If you are willing to work, please contact Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722 and get on the schedule.
We will have special docent training on April 22 at the museum.
The work is easy. You greet visitors, answer any questions and help man the gift shop. You won't be alone as two people are scheduled each day.
It is a fun way to share our history as well as learn a lot of history from visitors!
Mark your calendar for the following special events. If you are interested in helping at any of them, please let us know.
April 22: Docent training.
May 6: Museum opens
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.