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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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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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