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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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Small, but not Insignificant

Small, but not Insignificant

Archival documents on display usually illicit nothing more than a big yawn from most people.  Documents on display are usually the item overlooked in favor of the “more interesting” objects like a Remington Rifle used during the Civil War by Michael Brunner, ancestor of the…

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#MuseumWeek

#MuseumWeek

This week is the first-ever, international #MuseumWeek on Twitter! We are so excited to be participating in this event and joining over 800 museums from around the world to bring you behind-the-scenes of our museum. Twitter’s week dedicated to our cultural institutions is aimed at uniting our…

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I Started Seeing Dead People

I Started Seeing Dead People

There isn’t a day that goes by that doesn’t require me to scroll through digital images of our photograph collection stored in the museum’s database.  I am usually doing research for someone who has called to inquire if we have a picture of a particular person…

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