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June 2023

Upcoming Meetings

"How I Caught the Biggest Muskie"
June 19th

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Told by Joe Galbo, portraying Lewis Walker, using Walker's own words. 

Come and share your fishing stories or hear about fishing experiences from others. Refreshments will follow the program and then the monthly business meeting. All are welcome with no fee.

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. 

Aldenia Never Became a Village, But It is still a nice place to visit.
July 17th

Jonathan Helmreich will portray Timothy Alden as he tells about plans to establish a village in the area, "Aldenia Never Became a Village, But It is still a nice place to visit."

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New Gift Item

Everyone can use a "gripper" to help open those pesky lids that are on so tight. The society is selling round grippers engraved with "Get a Grip on Life at Conneaut Lake" with our logo in the center. It's a neat item for only $2 and is a nice souvenir, that also is useful.

Makes a nice item for "stocking stuffers" come December to give as a small gift. 

Gift idea for Father's Day

If you need a unique gift for Father's Day, look no further than our gift shop at the museum (or online),

We have Pilsner (beer) glasses with medallions of the Blue Streak and Tumble Bug (one of each) or $45 a set of two.

Or you can get wine glasses with two medallions of the Blue Streak. They come in a set of two for only $45.

Stop at the museum and check them out. 

They are made by Wendell August and are unique and you won't find the anywhere else! 

Memories of Hotel Conneaut

If you or someone you know has memories of special events at Hotel Conneaut, we have the perfect item for you.

We now have a Wendell August ornament of the Hotel Conneaut available.

They will bring back memories of a prom, wedding reception, alumni dinner or special occasions to reme

Like the others we have produced, they are only $12, plus 72 cents tax.

Check us out at the museum or online in our gift shop! 

New Board Member

We welcome a new board member, Amanda Coulter, who was elected to the board at our April meeting.

She succeeds Linda Douglas, who served as a member for many years.

Linda chose not to seek re-election. We thank her for her dedicated years of service and wish her well. She is missed.

At the same time, we welcome Amanda and look forward to working with her. She chaired our very successful Pumpkin Fest booth last year and has agreed to do that again this year! 

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

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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