July 2021

Upcoming Meetings

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Monday, July 19th 7:30 p.m.
History of the Iroquois Club

Presented by Judd Hunter

The Iroquois Hunting and Fishing Club was for men only in its founding in 1887.  Wives were admitted only to the “Ladies Lounge” on certain occasions.  The original building was destroyed by fire in 1928, but members built a new one.  To this day members continue to enjoy boating as well as beautiful dining facilities.

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. 

Monday, August 16th 7:30 p.m.
"The Watering Holes of Conneaut Lake,"

Presented by Bob Hilton

Join Bob Hilton as he shares history of local places where people gathered to share a favorite beverage and share time with friends. Come and hear about the history of some of the places and share some of your favorite stories!

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Cruise In

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Our annual Conneaut Lake Cruise-in is Saturday, July 10. Check out the Event page for details!

No admission fee. Museum will be open as well with no charge. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

It will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Car registration is $5 and includes the opportunity win door prizes as well as "people's choice" or "best of show" awards.

The show is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Paddle Fest

If you haven't registered for Paddlefest, it's not too late! The Paddlefest (kayak race and dice run) is set for Saturday, Aug. 7, at Fireman's Beach. You can register to participate in one or both (the kayak race and.or dice run) for one price $25. All participants will be entered to win a kayak, but you must be present to win it! And, you must be a participant!(There is no additional fee for the chance to win.)

We are excited to host this event again after it had to be canceled because of Covid-19 last year. If you don't like to kayak or do the dice run, join us to c!heer your favorite person or just to watch the fun!

You can register by checking the events page on this website or by calling Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841.

It promises to be a great day. There is no admission fee to come and  and enjoy the day! 

All proceeds benefit the historical society to accomplish our mission: To preserve our history for the future.

Golf Outing

It's almost time for our annual golf tournament. It will be held Aug. 22 at Oakland Beach Golf Course.

Check out the Event Page for more details. It's a fun day and prizes for best scores for men and women teams.

Dietrich Grant

We received a $5,000 grant from the Dietrich Grant and will use it to renovate the vestibule in the museum. Plans are to lower ceiling, add chair rails, smooth the floor and much more. Work will begin this fall after the museum closes for winter. We are grateful to the foundation for its continued support of our efforts to preserve the history of our town

New Membership Benefits

For all members, the board has voted to add a benefit for the membership. All members purchasing anything from our gift shop (in the museum or on-line) will receive a 10 percent discount on the merchandise. 

It is a way to give back to our volunteers and members. Dues are only $12 a year and if you only buy $120 in gift items over a year, you will save the cost of your dues -- and have beautiful gifts for somebody or for yourself.

The gift shop volunteer will have an updated list of members who are paid up to date (2021).

Legacy Society

We have started a new Legacy Society where you can leave money to the society in your will -- via a bequest, outright cash, insurance policy, etc. You can also donate right now to the Legacy Society with the minimum payment of $1,000.

The historical society appreciates the support of everyone -- present and future!

New Ornament Coming

We are continuing our tradition of selling Wendell Forge ornaments. This year we have chosen to have the Tumble Bug featured as the picture. We hope to have them available to sell by the end of July so we can have them during the tourist season. We will have them at Pumpkin Fest and our annual pre-Christmas sale as well.

We will announce the price and how to order them as soon as we have that information

Pennsylvania Network Cable News

The Pennsylvania Cable Network, which broadcasts across the state, was in town the end of April and taped a tour of the museum. It will be broadcast at the end of  August -- at a date and time to be announced.

Chuck Groger and Jane Smith presented information about various exhibits as the cameramen focused on various displays.

It was an honor to be chosen for the special show and we hope everyone will tune in and spread the word.

Crawford Cares

Our historical society will once again participate in Crawford Heritage Community Foundation's "Crawford Cares" program.

It will be held Aug. 30 and 31.

The foundation will take donations designated for the society and will match the donations according to a predetermined formula.

All one has to do is call and give a credit card number or mail or take a check made out to the foundation and noted for the historical society during the hours of the two-day event.

Last year, we raised a little more than $3,500 and we hope raise more this year.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our cuisine last year and this year, so that money actually replaced what we lost by not having the cuisine, whcih has always had a $3,000 profit.

We are grateful to the foundation for sponsoring this event and encourage people to give -- no matter what the amount.

Funds are used toward completing our mission of preserving our history.

Watch for more information in coming months!