June 2021

Upcoming Meetings

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Monday, June 21st 7:30 p.m
"The Boats of Conneaut Lake"

Presented by Erik, Bob and Frank Miklos

The Conneaut Lake Life for the Miklos brothers focused on knowing all of the wooden boats (and their building techniques) on the lake.  They are still at it!

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, 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.

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Barber Cemetery Upgrades

Work on upgrading the Barber Cemetery was done last month through the efforts of Jeannie Juracko, a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 19G, who chose the work as her Eagle Scout project.

She was joined by family members, other scouts and members of the historical society to make the upgrades. The bridge, which spans Barber Run, had weakened and had broken boards and was becoming a safety hazard. It is the only access into the cemetery and it was clear the decking needed replaced. Jeannie asked to be permitted to use it for her Eagle project and we readily agreed.

The society provided the lumber and Jeannie did all the other work to get the remaining materials and scheduled workers. The crew worked two days to replace the decking and also all the fencing along the run and up into the cemetery.

Needless to say, it was a beautiful project when completed and the historical society is pleased and so appreciative with the work and all the efforts done by Jeannie and her crew. 

The work will allow people to cross over to visit the bridge, located at the end of First Street. The cemetery dates back to 1836  and includes graves of some soldiers from the War of 1812 as well as victims of the malaria epidemic which hit the town in the mid-1800s.

The historical society is the caretaker of the cemtery, which belongs to Sadsbury Township.

Kayak Raffle Winner

Rob Brognoli of Conneaut Lake was winner of the kayak raffle conducted by the historical society.


His name was drawn from hundreds of tickets sold over the past year. A young girl from Harmonsburg drew the winning ticket on Memorial Day as her family visited the museum.

Proceeds from the raffle will be used for the society's operations to preserve the history of the area for future generations.

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to support us.

And, congratulations to Rob! 

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Cruise In

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Our annual Conneaut Lake Car Cruise-in is set for Saturday, July 10, at the museum.

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.

Pre-registration can be made by sending check for $5 to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 425, Conneaut Lake, PA., 16316.

Paddle Fest

The annual Paddlefest is scheduled for Aug. 7  and will include a dice run. The event starts at 8 a.m. at Fireman's Beach.

You may pre-register on line, using the enclosed form; or you can send check and registration form to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, PO Box 425, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 16316.; or call Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841.

Golf Outing

Our third annual Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society's golf tournament is July 22 at Oakland Beach Golf Course at 8 a.m.

See the flyer for more information.

New Website

Welcome to our new Website. We hope you enjoy the new features and become a little more acquainted with all our historical society has to offer. Check out each page for information and pictures.

We welcome new members. If you want to join click on membership button and it will give you details! 

We hope you will join us and spread the word to your friends.

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.

New Shirts Available

We have two new t-shirts available. 

The first has the message: :"Conneaut Lake...Where memories last a lifetime" inscribed across the chest of the shirt. It is available in all sizes and colors. If we don't have your size and color, it can be ordered.


The second has the same message, except it is written in the left corner of the shirt. This is designed for those who prefer the more conservative look.

Both sell for only $10.


We also have a new tank top, which is inscribed with Conneaut Lake, PA., across the front. These also are available in all sizes and colors.

Cost is $15.

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!