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A Few Female Firsts

A Few Female Firsts

Mentor City Council made history on January 5, electing Councilwoman Janet A. Dowling as president of Mentor City Council.  She is the first woman president of City Council in its 53-year history.  Dowling was a 1967 Graduate of Mentor High School and attended Lakeland Community…

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Tempus fugit and tempus mendaci & MMXVI

Tempus fugit and tempus mendaci & MMXVI

Time – it flies and it drags.  It is precious and it is wasted.  We are told that time waits for no one, and we’re told that time stands still.  Which is it?  As a youth whole summers whooshed by in a blur.  One moment…

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Year End Report

Year End Report

We are entering into a new year – our 78th to be exact. This past year has offered new beginnings and (as to be expected in a historic site) fantastic old traditions and finds, including a murder mystery from the 1800’s. Our mission at the…

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Did Lake County Start the Syndicated Cartoon?

Did Lake County Start the Syndicated Cartoon?

In addition to being known as the Mother of Presidents, Ohio might well be called the Mother of Cartoonists.  Frederick Burr Opper of Madison in Lake County, Ohio, was a pioneer in syndicated cartoon illustration.  Along with Ohioan Richard Felton Outcault, Opper was influential in…

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Home for the Holidays Returns

Home for the Holidays Returns

The time has come for the holidays, and we couldn’t be happier with our presents – a new elevator and a repaired sewer line! While neither one of those fit underneath a tree or in a stocking, our elves have been working extra hard around…

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40th Anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald

40th Anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald

Fairport Harbor to Host 40th Anniversary Remembrance of Edmund Fitzgerald The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes ‘workhorse’ freighter that sank in a Lake Superior on November 10, 1975.  Lost that fateful night were Captain Ernest McSorley and his crew of 29.  Launched…

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Arsenic and Old Letters Part II

Arsenic and Old Letters Part II

In the first part of Arsenic and Old Letters, a truly remarkable letter was found in our archives.  It contained a murder mystery! As part of the General Store portion of Pioneer School, our Youth Education Director, Tonya Busic, asked if there were any letters…

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Wayward Spirits of Lake County

Wayward Spirits of Lake County

October is a month filled with ‘can’t miss events.’  Whether it is haunted hayrides at Lake Metroparks FarmPark, a Poe Story at Garfield NHS, trick or treat activities at LCHS or a visit to Patterson’s for pumpkins and cornstalks, October has much to offer throughout…

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Unionville Tavern

Unionville Tavern

This weekend, we are happy to house a fundraiser in Heritage Hall to benefit the preservation of Unionville Tavern. After a while in the making, under The Unionville Tavern Preservation Society the tavern is getting new life. Currently, the Preservation Society is consulting with Heritage Architectural Associates,…

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Nostalgia: How Long Has That Been Around?

Nostalgia: How Long Has That Been Around?

Never has that quote by Bill Bailey proved so true as in Lake County.  It is a common theme in all sorts of print media and life experienced by ‘boomers’ like myself.  The landscape of America has been steamrollered over by time.  Seven day newspapers,…

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