Programs and Events for adults and families

708d8a296ded3036773cbf5bba998456Exhibit: Needle & Loom: Pioneer Women of Lake County at Royce Hall Gallery –  Lake Erie College – 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH

Feb.9 – Mar.4, 2018

 The exhibit will include LCHS artifacts such as quilts and coverlets, clothing and furniture, and tools for spinning and weaving from the pioneer era of Lake County (1800 to 1850). A unique addition setting it apart from all other quilt exhibits will be the fabulous textile art pieces from the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild.  These local artists have taken the skills of our pioneers and brought them into the 20th century.  Modern art pieces will complete the story told in the play presented by Rabbit Run and in the historic artifacts from the Lake County Historical Society.  (Free admission. Gallery is open to the public daily.)

The exhibit is being underwritten by Blakely Insurance.

Quilters postcard_Page_1The LCHS exhibit complements Rabbit Run Theater’s new musical “Quilters” at Lake Erie College’s C. K. Rickel Theatre – 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH.

Story by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek; Music & Lyrics by Barbara Damashek; Directed by Brint Learned

A rich & heartwarming mosaic, “Quilters” captures the sweep and beauty, the fear and joy and the harsh reality and abundant rewards of 19th century frontier life.  A pioneer mother and her six daughters illuminate the stories of their lives in various patches with music, dance and drama all the while creating a beautiful quilt of human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity.

The printed program for the play will also include stories of Lake County pioneer women researched by the Lake County Historical Society.  Many artifacts in the LCHS exhibit will relate to these stories.

Tickets for the play will be $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors, and $10.00 for students; and can be purchased through or purchased at the door.  Performances of the play are February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, March 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm or February 11, 18, 25, and March 4 at 2:00 pm.  The free exhibit will be open for viewing during regular college hours.  More information: 440-428-5913.
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velmaEvent: FAME & INFAMY: Women of Northeast Ohio

at Pine Ridge Country Club 60605 Ridge Rd. Wickliffe, OH

March 20, 2018  11 am-1:30 pm (doors open at 10 am)

A Women’s History Month Presentation

Join LCHS as we look at the history of seven women from northeast Ohio; all of whom, for better or worse, became notable in their communities and in history. From a doctor to a murderess, dine with us as each woman’s tale astounds and delights! “Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” — Sonya Sotomayor.

Menu: Roasted pork loin with rosemary demi-glaze; roasted potatoes, green beans & carrots almondine; mixed-greens salad & rolls. Choice of beverage (iced tea, lemonade, or coffee). Raspberry sherbet.

Cost: $35 (non-LCHS member); $32 (LCHS member discount). Ticket includes presentation & meal. Buy online:   or by phone: 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!