Programs and Events for adults and families

clam-bakeGREAT WESTERN RESERVE CLAMBAKE 2018   Sept. 30, 2018 12:45–4:00pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

BRING YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND EMPLOYEES TO THE BEST CLAMBAKE IN NORTHEAST OHIO! Help support preservation of Lake County’s history. Food served from 1-3 pm to insure a delicious hot bake. Meal Includes: Clam Chowder, 1 Dz. Clams, 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage and Dessert. (Extra clams available.) Donation Beer & Wine Bar. Kids Meal (12 and under): Pizza, Hot Dog, Beverage. Catering by Euclid Fish Company. Explore the Lake County History Center Museum including the new 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage exhibit and the Magical Musical Machines music boxes! Enjoy the grounds of the History Center. Corn Hole games, Kids Activities — fun for the whole family!

Tickets: $40 (non-member); $35 (LCHS member discount); $10 for children 12 & under; Extra dozen clams $15.  Buy online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-western-reserve-clambake-2018-tickets-47586805416 To order tickets by phone or get more information, call: 440-639-2945.

Dew of Death: The Story of the Willoughby Chemical Weapons Plant

Oct. 2, 2018  12:00–2:00pm at the Willoughby Public Library 30 Public Square – Willoughby, OH

Gas masks  The Willoughby Public Library in partnership with the Lake County History Center, would like to invite you to a Presentation by Jeffrey Frischkorn, the former writer for the News Herald and Author of a series of articles about the history of the former Ben Hur Motor Co. plant (AKA Ohio Rubber Company) that was converted to a functioning chemical weapons plant during WWI. Jeffrey will take us back through 100 years of Willoughby History to discuss the story of the top-secret chemical weapon agent called Lewisite. Need more information?  Call 440-942-3200. FREE ADMISSION

For related stories on 1918-1919 in Lake County, you might enjoy these LCHS videos: “IN THE GRIPPE OF THE SWARM”    &                      “OVER THERE!”       https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyhistory/videos/10156245129519932/
https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyhistory/videos/10155127378879932/    

 

Claire McMillan AUTHOR STORIES WITH CLAIRE MCMILLIAN  Wednesday, Oct. 3 2018 — 6PM
at Grace Woods Reserve  —  5665 Grace Woods DR, Willoughby, OH 44057

Hear from author Claire McMillian, the great-great-daughter-in-law of Amasa Stone Mather, bridge & railroad tycoon of Cleveland in the early 1900s. Inspired to write, after discovering his travel journals, McMillian has penned two novels; The Necklace and The Gilded Age. While both are fiction, each were inspired by the branches of the Mather family tree. Set in Cleveland, copies of each will be available to purchase.

Menu: Chicken w/ Parmesan risotto OR pork chops w/ mashed potatoes & squash ; salad, rolls, vanilla crème brulee. BYOB

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

 

SOLD OUT – Oct 13th Haunted Lantern Tour  Oct. 13, 2018  8:00–11:00pm at the Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH

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   Buy online:  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.

 

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!