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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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Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

As many of you know, we are funded completely through grants, individual and company donations, and museum operations. Without the support from our community (YOU!), we would not be here today to preserve and interpret this county’s heritage. Thank you!! So – what are we…

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Positive Review from American Alliance of Museums

Positive Review from American Alliance of Museums

On June 26-27, 2015, the Lake County Historical Society received a site visit from Karen Whitehair, Collections Stewardship Evaluator from the American Alliance of Museums. This site visit was the culmination of many hours of work submitting organizational records, policies, practices, and strategic plans. The…

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John Henry Mathews House

John Henry Mathews House

This month’s contribution comes from the Anthology on History Hall  (published July 2014) and Lake County, Ohio.  Today we will examine a very prominent figure from our past.  John Henry Mathews may have been born in Hoosac, New York in 1785 but his arrival in…

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Cured in all Cases

Cured in all Cases

“Clickner’s Sugar Coated Vegetable Purgative Pills, are universally admitted to operate not only as an effectual preventative, but as a never failing remedy in all diseases which can effect the human frame, – Headache, Indigestion, Rheumatism, Piles, Scurvy, Dropsy, Small-pox, Choleramorbux, Worms, Whooping Cough, Consumption,…

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Willoughby United Methodist History

Willoughby United Methodist History

Willoughby Methodist Episcopal Church was organized as a class in 1818 by the Rev. Ira Eddy, a young itinerant preacher of the Western Reserve. The class included a number of families who had come to this wilderness region from western New York State. By 1822,…

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