Lake County History Center Founded in 1938

Lake Metroparks-opoly

Lake Metroparks-opoly

Lake County’s beautiful parks are waiting.  Try the quiz…  

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The Story Behind Girdled Road

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Mentor & U.S. Route 20  —  ‘The Road Most Traveled’

Mentor & U.S. Route 20 — ‘The Road Most Traveled’

“To all who remember the crowding and heat in the backseat of the family sedan…”    

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Willowick-opoly

Willowick-opoly

Some of our county’s best kept historical facts remain largely unknown to our community members. Time has changed the footprint of the city of Willowick. First surveyed by General Moses Cleveland in 1796, Willowick was from the years 1788-1839 known as Willoughby Township. Today’s historical…

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Destination Lake County-Summer Drive-It Yourself Tour

Destination Lake County-Summer Drive-It Yourself Tour

Ohio’s smallest county has the most history. Summer is finally in the air and people are eager to get out and about once again.  Destination Lake County invites you to be a tourist in your own back yard.  Here are highlights of just a few…

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How Much Do You Know About Lake Metroparks?

How Much Do You Know About Lake Metroparks?

How Much Do You Know About Lake Metroparks? In 1958 a group of citizens from Lake County had a vision of a local park system. Our county shared acreage with two state designated wild and scenic rivers, various watersheds and open space as well as…

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OLD OHIO SCHOOLS: THEN and NOW

OLD OHIO SCHOOLS: THEN and NOW

OLD OHIO SCHOOLS: THEN and NOW. (Memories of our Youth)   Since 2010 I have been asked to return to my old school and speak to students on the occasion of Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees. In 2012, I had the opportunity to take my…

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Protecting Endangered Properties

Protecting Endangered Properties

When development threatens historic properties, what can citizens do?  

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The Sole Survivor: The Little Mountain Resort Era

The Sole Survivor: The Little Mountain Resort Era

 As early as 1870, the beauty of Lake Erie gave rise to the Lake Shore Resorts.  St.Hubert’s, the house of worship built by the Little Mountain Club members, still stands. Click here for St. Hubert’s Story.

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James & Crete: A Love Story

James & Crete: A Love Story

James & Lucretia Garfield’s Love Story What began as a marriage in November 1858 “based on the cold stern word duty,” turned into a 19th Century love story. James Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph probably should have never married. They were of very different upbringings ~…

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