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Press Release: “Nearly New” Sale


Crafters from across the area will be gathering all those supplies filling every cabinet, basket and closet in their homes to participate in the “Nearly New” surplus craft supply sale at the Lake County History Center, Saturday, July 22 from 9am-3pm. Visitors will find huge bargains in fabrics, ribbons, yarn, kits, miniature supplies for doll houses, scrapbook supplies and much more.

Crafters will be selling to fellow crafters all those items that were great deals, but never ended up anywhere but in storage. Admission is FREE and the bonus for the day will also be free admission to the Lake County History Center museum.  Currently on display are dolls from the collections of the Lake County Historical Society, an entire room of miniature themed display items and an amazing Victorian doll house, the result of twenty years of work by Doris Martin of Willoughby.

Those looking for entertainment ideas will find an entire room devoted to the incredibly lavish “Victorian Dinner Table,” with its countless specialty dining pieces and beautiful china. An adjacent parlor salutes the exquisite turn of the century fashions of those ladies living on Millionaires Row.

Very visit to the Lake County History Center’s museum must include a stop in the “Magical Musical Machines” display room of late 1800 and early 1900s music boxes. This museum is one of the only in Ohio where visitors can both see and hear the beautiful sounds from the collection of Music Box Society International.

The Lake County Historical Society which operates the museum has made admission free to both the “Nearly New “sale and museum entrance for this Saturday. The museum exhibits will be open from 1-4pm.  The normal hours for the museum are Tues-Friday 10am-2pm and during the summer Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.  Admission is normally $3 per person. The research library is available to the public during these hours, but appointments need to be made by calling Lynn Vandevort, curator, at 440-639-2945.  To host a vendor table, please contact the Center during regular business hours to check availability for table space.  Vendor fee is only $10 per table.

The Lake County History Center is located at 415 Riverside Road, Painesville Twp. For more information visit the Lake County History Center of Facebook or visit

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Contact: Kathie Purmal, Operations Manager – – 440-639-2945

For more information on these or other programs & activities, call the Lake County History Center 440-639-2945 ; or contact: