Lake County History Center Founded in 1938

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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The Legacy of One-Room Schools

The Legacy of One-Room Schools

Dotting the back county roads, the casual traveler often passes by abandoned or second-third use repurposed remnants of a past era. These aging buildings may bring back remembered images, be seen as merely crumbling structures or reconnect you with a by-gone county era. Such is…

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Indian Point & the Whittlesey People

Indian Point Park: Ohio Historical Marker 27-43 – 2009  Lower Point – 12951 Seeley Rd Leroy Twp. Upper Point – 13165 Seeley Rd Leroy Twp As the fall season winds down, there is still time to enjoy a brisk hike thru history in one of eastern…

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Whatever Happened to Camp Klein?

Whatever Happened to Camp Klein?

The photo above shows a portion of the main entrance to the Camp Klein site, which today has been repurposed into Lake Metroparks’ Environmental Learning Center. Let’s look back at the history of Camp Klein  prior to its 1997 closing – before the 2001 purchase…

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Lake County Facts not found on the bottom of a Snapple Bottlecap!

Lake County Facts not found on the bottom of a Snapple Bottlecap!

Every Sunday morning in recent months I have enjoyed reading sports columnist Jeff Schudel’s educational ramblings entitled ‘I didn’t know that…until I read my Snapple bottle cap’.  This month’s entry shares with the reader 10 Lake County Facts not found, and most likely never to…

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Arsenic and Old Letters IV

Arsenic and Old Letters IV

Over a year has passed since the discovery in our collection of a letter written in 1839 containing the story of a possible murder.  Abel Randall in Bolton, New York, wrote to his brother, Jared in Kirtland, Ohio, about the exhumation of the body of…

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