Programs and Events for adults and families

Travels with Heather McClennan: 2018 Spring Dine-Around Series

at Pastina 9354 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH

May 2, 2018  6-9 pm

SPEAKER CHANGE: Cleveland artist & world traveler, Heather McClennan, will be speaking at the May 2nd Dine-Around. She has had a fascinating career. Heather received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art, with a major in illustration. She has been inspired by her travels to various countries to depict the women of various cultures and experiment with a wide array of techniques. She has also collaborated with the late Viktor Schreckengost.

Menu: Buffet style—chicken cutlet, pasta bolognese, salad, roasted potato w/ herbs, mini cannoli & beverages

Cost: $37 (non-LCHS member); $35 (LCHS member discount). Ticket includes presentation & meal. Buy online:    by mail, or by phone: Need more information? Or interested in buying the full Dine Around series of three programs at a discount? Call 440-639-2945.

The PARA X Experience at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH.

May 4, 2018  9 pm-1 am
The property, located at Riverside Drive and Route 84 in Painesville Twp., is now known as the Lake County History Center – but hasn’t always been so. From 1852 until 2004 it was the Lake County Poor House (Lake County Home) and was used to house the indigent of our county. The stories of the real people who were a part of the Lake County Home range from mildly humorous to downright terrifying. Come explore the place from a paranormal investigative perspective and find out for yourself just what might be haunting the former Poor House!
All groups will be led by experienced paranormal investigators from various teams, such as: The Haunted Housewives, Investigators of the Past, and others.
•Doors will open at 8:15pm. The investigation will begin by 9pm and conclude by 1am.
•Bring a camera, flashlight, and any equipment you may wish to use.
•You must be 18 years of age or over and able to legally sign a liability waiver form. Children may not attend.
Tickets are limited for this very exclusive event to the first 40 sold. This event always sells out quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity for a paranormal investigation offered only once a year at the former Lake County Poor House!
Contact Cathi Weber at cweber@willoughbyghostwalk.com if you need any further information.
Tickets: Adults: $40 Buy online:  or by phone: 440-639-2945.
  

aee472b909e194ec65f2b0b7d87b26b5Spring Haunted Lantern Tour at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH.

May 19, 2018  8 pm-11 pm
Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse?
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 have said to have been sighted. You’ll go to off-limits areas where many have reported hearing creepy 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. We will demonstrate and you may borrow “ghost hunting” equipment, such as EMF detectors and dowsing rods, while on your tour! (or bring your own equipment – paranormal activity has been documented many times on previous explorations of the LCHS)
The exclusive lantern-lit tour is only open to 20 participants. This event is not suitable for children.

Tickets: Adults: $20 Buy online:  or by phone: 440-639-2945.

  

Civil War Reenactment (3)Calling All Civil War Re-Enactors! The CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT & RE-ENACTMENT returns to the Lake County History Center – May 26-27, 2018

The LCHS is hosting this signature event on Memorial Day weekend. Registration is open through May 10, 2018.

Unit/Group Registration form & an Individual Registration form & $10 fee is required for each participant (includes Saturday Dinner Ticket, Civil War Military Ball, wood allotment, water, Free Gas Card Raffle ticket & Remington Pistol Raffle ticket). Children under 12 pay only $5 for the Saturday night meal.

The standard rules of camp and field are in effect. (USV & ANV rules and regulations apply.)

Civil War Reenactment (4) Civil War Reenactment

The living history event returns! The CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT 

on Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27, 2018 9:30-4:00 at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH.

Admission: Donation only.

Experience the a re-enactment of a Civil War encampment right on the grounds of the History Center. Battle both days at 2:00pm., Sunday church service, Speakers corner, General tent, Battalion drills, Gatling gun demo, Historical interpreters, and Food booth. Special children’s activities (including the Children’s Drill on both days).

edwin droodThrilling Tales of Rabbit Run Theater: 2018 Spring Dine-Around Series

at SOL (Formerly Gavi’s) 38257 Glen Ave, Willoughby, OH

June 6, 2018  6-9 pm

Rabbit Run Theater has been a staple of Northeast Ohio for over 70 years. You would be surprised at the performers that have appeared at the theater over the years, such as Dustin Hoffman and Jim Backus.  Come hear exciting stories told by Brint Learned, Executive Director of the Rabbit Run Theatre.

Menu: Grilled chicken, diced baked potato, veg/salad, & cheesecake

Cost: $37 (non-LCHS member); $35 (LCHS member discount). Ticket includes presentation & meal. Buy online:    by mail, or by phone: Need more information? Or interested in buying the full Dine Around series of three programs at a discount? Call 440-639-2945.

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Kids’ Night Out 6:00–9:00pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

Parents, enjoy a Friday night off! Let your little ones have fun with our brand new kids’ program. Vintage activities, crafts, and games will be the highlight of this historic evening. Weather permitting, outdoor fun will be included—the perfect opportunity to burn off the included pizza and snacks. Choose from one (or all) of our three Friday night dates! This program is available for kids aged 4 -10.

June 8—Olde Tyme Games

Sep 14—Autumn Activites

Dec 14—Victorian Christmas

Tickets: $25 (non-member); $22 (LCHS member discount); $12 for each additional child in group.  Buy online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fame-infamy-women-of-northeast-ohio-tickets-42018341992 Order by mail 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!