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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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History Treasure Hunt

History Treasure Hunt

Starting on September 5, the Historic Lake County Alliance, an organization composed of many of the historical sites in Lake County, will host a History Treasure Tour to many of the Ohio Historical markers found around the county. You will follow clues during this self-driving…

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Arsenic and Old Letters

Arsenic and Old Letters

The Lake County Historical Society is preparing for the opening of the General Store for the new school year.  It will be exciting to add this new feature to our already popular Pioneer School program. As part of the General Store portion of the program,…

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Walking Tour at James Garfield

Walking Tour at James Garfield

The National Park Service staff of James A. Garfield National Historic Site is pleased to announce a new monthly walking tour of several blocks immediately surrounding the home and property of the twentieth President of the United States.  It will be held this Sunday, August…

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