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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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Lake County Family Tree

Lake County Family Tree

This past Sunday, we were honored to be welcomed in to Penitentiary Glen’s Earth Day celebration. We had approached them with a rather different partnership – our very own family tree to celebrate the occasion. We asked people to contribute their own leaf to our…

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LCHS pairs with Ohio Museums Association on Twitter

LCHS pairs with Ohio Museums Association on Twitter

For many of us, social media is still something that we dread getting involved in. Who cares about a cat licking out of a faucet, anyway? I think if I narrowed down the list of complaints against social media, the most popular (or least in…

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Lake Metroparks offers fantastic history program

Lake Metroparks offers fantastic history program

Fourth graders in the Painesville City School District stepped back into history and explored the environmental changes that shaped history of the chair factory in a first-time offered program developed by Lake Metroparks and the Middle Childhood Education pre-service teachers from Kent State University (Geauga…

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Remarkable Lake County Bus Tour Set for April 29,2015

Remarkable Lake County Bus Tour Set for April 29,2015

Founded in 1840, Lake County is Ohio’s smallest county but when it comes to history it may stand atop the list. Seventy-nine properties in the county have been designated National Historic Sites.  Another twenty-seven sites have garnered historical markers from the Ohio Historical Society.   Lake…

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State Recognition for LCHS

State Recognition for LCHS

We are feeling pretty honored here at the History Center today. This morning we received a visit from Senator John Eklund, and this afternoon we received accolades from Representative Ron Young and Representative John M. Rogers. What an impressive day we’re having! Senator Eklund visited us…

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