Programs and Events for adults and families

Myths, Legends & Graveyard Tour  Oct. 13, 2018  4:00–6:30 pm

at the Perry Township Cemetery       3840 Middle Ridge Rd., Perry, OH

BingHalloween_FF_768_HD_ZH-CN1935680694 Arrive at and then stroll through Perry Township Cemetery (located at Center Rd/Middle Ridge Rd) before sundown and delight in astounding tales from local residents who are a little more alive than they should be. Listen to the life of Mona Cline / Mohoneall Anpawcheekawpawqua (Algonquian princess & granddaughter to Chief Thunderwater) in her own words. Hear the salacious details of how Thomas West was murdered, and which Parmly family member was the presidential dentist! As you go from grave to grave, our guide will fill you in on old wives tales and legends surrounding cemeteries.

All tours set out promptly. The starting times are:  4:00 pm  ; 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm
*This tour is around sunset and not for the faint of heart

Tickets: $25 (non-members) or  $20 (LCHS members)  Buy online:  , by mail or by phone: 440-639-2945.

SOLD OUT – Thistlewood Haunted Lantern Tour  Oct. 20, 2018  8:00–11:00pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

PRIVATE TOUR – Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse? Take our haunting evening tour where you’ll be able to experience the Lake County History Center after dark.

Come take a walk through the long dark corridors with nothing but a candlelight to illuminate the way. Escape into the past as our guides provide you with an eerie yet fun-filled adventure! You’ll visit all the locations around the Lake County History Center where shadows and ghostly figures are said to have been sighted. You’ll go to off-limits areas where many have reported hearing strange sounds and feeling unseen hands touch them. You’ll hear stories of unbelievable historically documented events that have taken place in the past, including those in the infirmary and attic. And, we’ll even visit the foreboding cells used in the bygone days of the Lake County Poorhouse.

This event is not suitable for children.

Tickets: $25

Eerie & Odd Legends of Lake County / 2018 Ladies Who Lunch

Oct. 18, 2018  12:00–2:00pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Learn more about the unique legends, myths, and ghosts associated with Lake County.

Love to learn? Love to eat? Combine both these treats into one with LADIES WHO LUNCH, a delicious series from Lake County History Center. The afternoon includes a light meal and a lecture on an historic topic.

Cost: $18 (non-LCHS member); $15 (LCHS member discount).  Buy online:   , by mail,  or by phone.  Need more information?  Call 440-639-2945.

 

 

Beggar’s Night 2018

Oct. 26, 2018  5:30–8:00 pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Give stress-free trick-or-treating a try with this no-hassle night perfect for you and your little ghouls. Ideal for ages 2 – 11, you’ll find plenty of merriment inside our haunted museum. Hear spooky stories by the bonfire and then tour our scary but safe halls with trick-or-treats at every door. Costumed greeters will add to the fun as they pass out candy and display their themed attire. Afterward, balance the incoming sugar-rush by buying a snack in our café. Snap pictures of your costume at our selfie stations, get your face painted, and enjoy one last story at the bonfire!
Trick-or-Treaters go in four groups per hour. Register for HOUR 1 or HOUR 2. The last group starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 per child.

Groups are sent in order of arrival. Hour 1 Start Times are between 5:30 — 6:30 Hour 2 Start Times are between 6:30 — 7:30  Buy online:   , by mail,  or by phone.  Need more information?  Call 440-639-2945.

GHOST HUNT AT PARA-X  at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH  Nov.2-3, 2018  9 pm -1 am

From the 19th to 21st century, the former county poorhouse (now our history museum), has given shelter to numerous residents, both wicked & benign. Orphans, the injured, and criminals have all had a role in sculpting the history of this grand brick building. Enter our labyrinthine halls for an intense wander through the rooms and into usually restricted spaces. Follow guides as you linger in hotspots of spiritual activity, like the old infirmary, and the foreboding cells in the basement. Try to draw out our lingering, ghostly occupants, both charming and terrifying! Whether you’re new to ghost hunting or a seasoned investigator, there’s something to find in our unlit corridors. Watch & learn how to operate various forms of ghost-hunting equipment from EMF detectors to voice recorders; have your own tools like a flashlight or cellphone? Bring them along and see what you capture. Doors open at 8:15 pm.

Limited to the first 40 people registered! Due to the nature of this program, children under 18 are not permitted. A liability waiver must be signed in order to attend. Need more information?  Call 440-639-2945.

Tickets: $40   Buy online:    by mail, or by phone 440-639-2945.

MayflowerHOW THE MAYFLOWER CAME TO LAKE COUNTY   Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 — 6PM

at the Pine Ridge Country Club Grill Room —  30601 Ridge RD, Wickliffe, OH 44095  

 Discover the connections Lake County has to the Mayflower Pilgrims from our very own Executive Director, Lea Filson. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) was founded in 1897 to honor the stories & ancestors who crossed the Atlantic in 1620. A past Governor General for the GSMD, Lea will charter us across the historic trip from Plymouth Rock to Lake County & how our land is important to this tale.

Menu: Stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas & carrots, Cavatelli rolls, apple dumpling with caramel sauce.

Cost: $45 (non-LCHS member); $40 (LCHS member discount).  Buy online:   , by mail,  or by phone.  Need more information?  Call 440-639-2945.

 

  

_mg_4057_58_59_60_61historical_02Home for the Holidays GROUP DAYS  

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2018 10:30 am — 3 pm   &  THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2018 10:30 am — 3 pm

at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Get ahead of the holiday rush & bring your group to the most spectacular display of festive cheer in Lake County. Treat your senses to over 45 beautifully bedazzling trees. Find one-of-a-kind gifts & stocking stuffers from local crafters and in Mistletoe Marketplace. Join a tour of our current exhibits and hear the pleasing Magical Musical Machines from our unique music box display. End the day with a seasonal, catered lunch in the fabulous Food Emporium, and then, sate your sweet-tooth by browsing the tasty baked goods sale! Don’t miss out. Register with us today!
Group limit is 15 . Lunch is included. Choose a tour time:  11:15am  11:45am  12:15pm  12:45pm or 1:15pm

Tickets: $22.  Buy online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-western-reserve-clambake-2018-tickets-47586805416 or by mail.To order your tickets by phone or get more information, call: 440-639-2945.

_mg_4067_68_69_70_71historical_01Home for the Holidays WEEKEND Lake County’s Best Christmas Tradition

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 — SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2018 11 am— 4 pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Join in on the cheer at the most spectacular display of festive feeling in Lake County. Treat your senses to over 45 beautifully bedazzling trees. Find one-of-akind gifts & stocking stuffers from both local Ohio crafters, as well as in our Mistletoe Marketplace. Join a tour of our current exhibits and hear the pleasing Magical Musical Machines from our unique music box display. Get a belly to rival Santa’s as you gorge on the tasty food in the fabulous Food Emporium. But don’t forget to leave room for dessert & sate your sweet-tooth by browsing the tasty baked goods sale!

$12 admission.  To get more information, call: 440-639-2945.

 

20161110_125912_1479745716185_resizedHome for the Holidays  General Admission Days

MONDAY DEC. 3, 2018 — FRIDAY JAN. 4, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24, 25, & 31, 2018 and Jan. 1, 2019) 10AM — 3PM 

Adore our gorgeous decorating? The trees and Mistletoe Marketplace will be up all month and then some, closing on January 4, 2019. Enjoy our exciting exhibits in a relaxing atmosphere and sneak in some last minute shopping. Christmas is just one day a year but the cheer can last as long as you want. Ho-ho-hope to see you with us!

$7 admission.  To get more information, call: 440-639-2945.

santa teaChristmas Tea 2018  

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Noon at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Holidays bring the opportunity to gather family together and enjoy long-held traditions. Bring your family to Lake County History Center and relax while sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches, fruit, & dessert. Learn about the varied Christmas traditions celebrated by Lake County’s many ethnicities who have moved and settled throughout the county.

While you are here, take a tour of over 45 beautifully and uniquely decorated trees and marvel at the thousands of ornaments. Mistletoe Market offers unusual items of great quality and design that are a delight to receive.

Admission:  $12.50 for 4—11yrs; $18 for 12yrs+ LCHS Members; $20 for 12yrs+ Non LCHS Members; Free for 3yrs and under. Buy online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-western-reserve-clambake-2018-tickets-47586805416 , by mail,  or by phone.  Need more information?  Call 440-639-2945.

The Lake County History Center provides rental space for groups and organizations that are looking for a unique location to hold their meeting, festival, or party. All rentals are under contract with rules in place to ensure the safety and preservation of our historic grounds, buildings, collections, and people. If you do not see an event you are attending at the History Center listed, it is more than likely a rental. If you have any questions or would like to find out more information, we are more than happy to direct you to the event organizer or if you would like to host your own event, please click here!