Programs and Events for adults and families

Pioneer School Third Thursday at the Center – July 20, August 17

Pioneer SchoolFor those, young and old, who have always wanted to enjoy our Pioneer School program, this summer will offer an opportunity. For adults who do not want to join their kids, they can tour the museum. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our picnic tables.

Note: Minimum 8 people to run the program.

Cost: $8/person. Reservations recommended

Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center. Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 .

 for Morning sessions
 for Afternoon sessions

Dining to Donate – August 3

Help to preserve the history of our county! Enjoy a delicious meal at Applebee’s on August 3rd, and 15% of your check will be donated to the Lake County History Center.

Dine in or carry out, 11am-9pm. At the Mentor location at 9174 Mentor Ave  (only). The flyer must be presented to the server.

 

 

 

Ladies Who Lunch – July 27, August 24

Lady swimming postcardThis fun, educational program returns for the summer months on the 4th Thursday at Noon. There will be a light lunch, followed by a presentation on summer topics.

Note: Minimum 15 people to run the program. Reservations required.  Cost is $15/person.

  • July: Lake County Summers Gone By – Enjoy the glorious era of Lake County summers when the urban railroad took you to Willoughbeach, movies were at drive-ins, and school break mean summer camps.  Old time Bathing suits and turn of the century summer dresses from our collection will be on display.
  • August: Little Mountain Hotels – Go back to the late 1800’s heyday of the grand hotels and bath house of Little Mountain.

Traveling the Paper Trail: 2017 Fall Dine Around Series – September 6

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Location: St. John Vianney Banquet Room     7575 Bellview Rd. Mentor, Oh 44060

Presenter: Cynthia Turk – In genealogy research, the paper trail leads us to places we might not have imagined. Join us as we embark on this journey into the past.

6:00 Social Hour. Dinner at 6:30. – Menu: Cordon Bleu, Red Skin Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad, Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

Tickets: $37  Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center. Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 . Sponsored by Sievers Security.

Skeletons in the Closet & Tombstones: 2017 Fall Dine Around Series– October 4

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Location: The Steele Mansion & Gathering Place    348 Mentor Ave. Painesville, Oh 44077

Presenter: Cheryl McClellan – October sound bites are Skeletons, Ghosts and Tombstones. We all have skeletons in our family closets. Should we let them out? We will see fascinating tombstones and learn how to care for them. Watch out you might see Mr. Steele’s ghost on the stairs of the Mansion.

6:00 Social Hour – 6:30 Dinner – Menu: Family Style Chicken Cacciatore, Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Mousse, Beverage

Tickets: $37  Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center. Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 . Sponsored by Sievers Security.

r1756_0_4549_3273_w1200_h678_fmax Event: “Fall Haunted Lantern Tour”

Oct. 6, 2017  –  8:00 -11:00 pm 

at Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville, Ohio  44077

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, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.  Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 .

f1da34d54e36cd777be174c61d4798ab Event: “Friday the 13th Haunted Lantern Tour “

Oct. 13, 2017  –  8:00 -11:00 pm 

at Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville, Ohio  44077

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, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.  Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 .

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President: 2017 Fall Dine Around Series – November 1

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Location: Lawnfield Suites, Skye Bistro Fine Dining   8434 Mentor Ave. Mentor Oh 44060

Presenter: Debbie Weinkamer portrays Mrs. Lucretia Garfield, sharing her family letters and experience of creating a legacy and library commemorating President Garfield for Mentor and the world. The Mentor Library was started by Mrs. Garfield with the help of her two sons, James R. and Abram. November 19, 1831 is the birth date of the President. Wouldn’t it be fun if he appeared to blow out the candles on his cake?

 

6:00 Social Hour – 6:30 Dinner – Menu: Buffet Pork Tenderloin, Sirloin Beef, Garlic Mashed Potato, Parsley and Butter Red Skins Potato, Salad, Vegetable Chef Seasonal, Assorted Dessert Tray, Beverage

Tickets: $37   Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center. Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 . Sponsored by Sievers Security.

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Event: “The Para X Experience”

Nov. 3, 2017  –  9:00 pm -1:00 am 

at Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville, Ohio  44077
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, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.

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!