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December 2022

Upcoming Meetings

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No Meetings Until March

With winter here now, the society will not hold any monthly meetings until March when the weather is hopefully a little nicer and roads are clear. 

Have a nice winter! 

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. 

Palmiero Toyota Give Back

Our historical society was one of the top 13 participants in terms of votes cast and we received $1,500!

Thanks to everyone who went to cast a ballot to help us be so successful.

This program is such a great opportunity, and we are grateful to Palmiero Toyota for its generosity.

Gingerbread Contest

The historical society's gingerbread was a replica of the ice houses and was very well done with a display showing what was used for each piece, which included various landscape pieces.

Julie Simington was chairman and Barb Mulligan, Betty Arbogast, Julia Catalano and Quya Shellenberg all assisted.

See the pictures of the finished project! Well done!

We were one of several entries and although we didn't take home the big prize, we were happy to participate in the great community event.


Christmas Trees Displayed

The historical society started a program, chaired by Judy Groger, last year to have decorated trees in the museum. We invited anyone to bring a tree and decorate and leave up for several weeks prior to Christmas. We did that again this year and had several more entries.

Check the pictures out to see some of them.

The vestibule featured a nine-foot tree donated by Rev. Russ and Elaine Hixson of Trinity United Methodist Church. He is retiring in June and the family is moving to North Carolina and were de-cluttering, so the historical society benefited. 

They were all beautiful and we appreciated everyone's participation. 

New Ornament

We have a new Wendell August ornament for sale -- the Dreamland Ballroom.

For all of us who have danced in the ballroom, roller skated, went to church, family picnics and more, the ornament will bring back lots of good memories. It is designed just like the ones we have been selling and will make a great gift for yourself or someone special. If you don't want to use it for an ornament, you can display it on a small table stand.

It is only $12, plus 72 cents tax and will be available at our booth at Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 14, 15 and 16th. We will also have it at the museum or you can purchase through our gift shop (see the gift shop page).

We only have 250 ordered and barring something unforeseen (like selling out very fast), we won't reorder.

So, if you want one, , now's your chance.

We have more tumble bug and blue streak ornaments coming this month and will be available at our Small Business Saturday sale on Nov. 26. 

Christmas Party

Every year, the society has a Christmas party for members and guests at the Iroquois Club.

This year it will be Monday, Dec. 19.

Guests have three choices of dinners: traditional stuffed chicken breast; Appleseed seasoned pork tenderloin with an apple fennel slaw; or Mediterranean sole, broiled sole topped with a Mediterranean salsa finished with feta cheese nf fresh basil.

All dinners are served with a house salad, roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable medley, rolls and butter, coffee and tea, and an ice cream sundae for dessert.

The cost for chicken or pork is $23.50 and for fish is $29. This includes tax and gratuity.


Reservations can be made by Dec. 5 with Jean Shanley at 814-337-6377. Please make payment before that date as well. We have to pay the Iroquois Club for the number of meals we order, so if you order and don't come, you still have to pay for the meal. 

Please plan on joining us for this night. It is strictly a social event; no raffles and you are going to be asked to volunteer to do something!

It is a fun night. We have a small program and Santa usually stops by!

We hope you and your guest can join us!

Social hour at 5:30 p.m. is followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m.

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