November 2021

Upcoming Meetings

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November 15th 7:30 p.m.
"The Century Club"

Presented by Julia Luty Catalano and Diane Shaffer Domnick

The Club’s Members are the buildings within the area of the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society which are 100 years old or more.  They may be homes, barns or commercial buildings, all of which have not been significantly altered.  Julia is an RN by profession, a Past President of the CLAHS and a lifelong resident of Conneaut Lake.  Diane has a PhD in Architectural History and is a member of SAH, Society of Architectural Historians.  She is also a CLAHS Board Member.

This is the final program for 2021.  We will not meet again until the third Monday of March 2022 as we take a break during the winter months because of possible inclement weather. We hope you all have a wonderful 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. 

Christmas Is Coming

We will have our annual Small Business Sale on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum.

We have lots of unique gifts for yourself or for you to give others. We have t-shirts which read Conneaut Lake Pa as well as "We Got Revitalized in Conneaut Lake. We were requested to have some black t-shirts as many men would rather have black than other colors. So, we have the Conneaut Lake Pa shirts in black and in all sizes. All t-shirts are only $10.

We also have a limited number of sets of ceramic coatsers with four to a set. The four are different scenes from Conneaut Lake -- hotels, beaches, various buildings and boats. Cost is only $8 a set. However, we can't mail them.


We also have long-sleeved t-shirts for $15, in black and blue. We were requested to have more colors than black, so we added blue to the mix. We can special order other colors if you would like.

We have a limited number (7) of the Ghosts of Hotel Conneaut Book. The author, Carrie Pavlek, said this is the last of the books and at this time, she will not have any more printed! So, if you like the stories of the ghosts, now is the time to get one!

We also have a limited number of aprons (6) available. They are the standard white aprons for grilling. They are stamped with Chilling and Grilling on them with an additional line saying "At Conneaut Lake Pa.." These were specially made for the society and are only $10. We may be able to get more made, but it is not a guarantee for Christmas. They make really nice gifts!

We have bookmarks and puzzles on order. The puzzle is of the Blue Streak. Not sure what the price will be on those, but we will only have 100 to sell (unless there is a huge demand that we re-order.)


So, we have a lot of items and we hope you will come and find something. As I said, prices range from a few dollars to $150! I'm sure we can find something for you!


If you want to order something in advance to pick up that day, please call Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 or email at Thanks in advance for your support!

Museum closing for Winter

The museum is closing after Pumpkin Fest for the winner. However, special appointments can be made by contacting Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722 or Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841.

New Gifts

"I Got "Revitalized" at Conneaut Lake.Comes in sizes small to 2XL (or special order larger sizes). Colors are pink, green and pastel blue (or special order other colors). Cost is $10 plus postage. We thought the phrase was cute and reflects getting "revitalized" after a rest in our town and also reflects our recent revitalization in downtown Conneaut Lake  Add $2 postage.


Apron: White barbecue size apron (one size fits all) with the slogan "Chilling and Grilling" stamped on it with the phrase "Conneaut Lake Pa." underneath. Letter for Conneaut Lake is either red or blue (your choice). Cost is only $10 and makes a great gift for that special someone who likes to cook -- bit it male or female. Add $2 postage please.

Christmas Trees to Light Our Museum and Our Hearts

Christmas is the season for magic and memories. This year we will welcome the season with additional lights, decorations and memories. We are inviting our members to bring small decorated trees with or without lights for the museum. Trees may honor special individuals or groups or departed or loved ones. Trees should be delivred to the museum on Saturday, Nov. 13, between noon and 2 p.m. 

To enjoy the special holiday experience, visit the museum on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. The museum will also be open Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If the time to deliver the trees does not work, special arrangements will be made. Trees must be removed by Dec. 15. Please call Judy Groger at 814-382-8722.

We hope this experience will add joy to the holiday season. Bring family and friends to our museum to share memories of past and creat memories for the future.

Christmas Party Set

Our annual Christmas party for members and their guests is Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Iroquois Club.  The menu includes, stuffed chicken breast, pork loin or fish.  Reservations can made made by calling Jean Shanley at 814-337-6377. Cost is $22.50 per person.

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!