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Lakeland Foundation Supports GIS partnership

Lakeland Foundation Supports GIS partnership

Mark Guizlo, Geography and Geospatial Technology Program Chair at Lakeland Community College, Lisa Stanich, Geospatial Technology Program Assistant, and I met to talk about the possibility of bringing GIS into the curriculum of the Lake County Historical Society. We all felt that it was a…

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Willoughby Chandler-Tucker Estate

Willoughby Chandler-Tucker Estate

As one drives the roadways of Lake County it is quite easy to miss county history as present day cityscapes hide or minimize signature structures from our past. Fitting the bill is the story of the former Chandler-Tucker Estate located on Rt. 84 in Willoughby,…

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Heritage Tourism Comes to Lake County

Heritage Tourism Comes to Lake County

The Lake County Historical Society (LCHS) is pleased to have been awarded a $13,500 grant from the Cleveland Foundation Lake/Geauga Fund to bring our collections online through PastPerfect Museum Software and to provide mobile education and heritage tourism for residents and visitors through Curatescape, a…

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Aligning the Exhibit Stars

Aligning the Exhibit Stars

This upcoming Fourth of July, the Lake County Historical Society will be hosting a Salute to Soldiers event.  For years I had wanted a Fourth of July event at the History Center.  It seemed only fitting.  Finally, in our off year from hosting a Civil…

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Madeline Returns to Fairport Harbor

Madeline Returns to Fairport Harbor

The Madeline was built in Fairport, Ohio in 1845 as a freight – carrying schooner.  For the better portion of her thirty-year career she called the waters of Northern Lake Michigan home.  She served as a passenger ferry visiting the numerous small shoreline ports.  The…

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Nursery Roots

Nursery Roots

Since the inception of our nursery industry in Lake County, immigrants from across the world have played a major role. This tradition may have begun in 1832 when JJ Harrison migrated from England as a small child. Growing up in Painesville, he worked with his…

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Our Library – You can’t check it out

Our Library – You can’t check it out

It’s not that we’re being selfish, it’s just that the History Center is a private library with holdings that are unique and priceless in terms of replacement value – there are no replacements or copies for much of what is in the collections.   How do…

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Amateur Radio “Field Day” Demonstrates Science at LCHS

Amateur Radio “Field Day” Demonstrates Science at LCHS

Members of the Lake County Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 27-28 at the Lake County Historical Society, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville Township, Ohio. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham…

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Elevator Groundbreaking

Elevator Groundbreaking

Thank you and congratulations to all of our board members, staff, volunteers, and community supporters that allowed us to reach this stage in our development. We are finally ready to begin construction on our elevator! Yesterday, we welcomed media, community partners, donors, and legislators to…

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Thyme for you in Kirtland

Thyme for you in Kirtland

The oldest stone structure in Lake County stands at 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road in Kirtland, Ohio. Known as the Vineyard House, it was built in 1841 by Henry Earl, a Lake County farmer. This sandstone dwelling has an interesting story to share. Earl built his…

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