Programs and Events for adults and families

 

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Event: “Myths, Legends & Graveyards Tour”

Oct. 21, 2017  –  1:00 – 4:00 pm SOLD OUT

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

Fully narrated, 2-hour small bus tours will take you to some of the most historic and unique cemeteries in Painesville. You’ll meet some very interesting residents and experience their stories. Along the way, hear local folklore and legends, amazing stories of death and curious traditions associated with burial and the afterlife. Fresh cider & donuts served. ALWAYS SOLD OUT ! BOOK TODAY!

Tickets: Adults: $25-$30     Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.  Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 .

clownEvent: “Beggar’s Night” SOLD OUT

Oct. 26, 2017  –  5:00 -8:00 pm 

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

Beggar’s Night is back! No-hassle trick-or-treating in a happy, brightly-lit environment. No concerns about strangers. Ideal for ages 2-10. The family favorite Halloween event is safe for little ones and includes: indoor trick-or-treating; indoor old-fashioned Halloween Carnival (games for ages 3-10); Inflatable Bouncy Obstacle Course; hay rides; & spooky stories ’round the bonfire.

Many doors to knock on in the historic History Center building. Treats & surprises await! Each door opened by a greeter in vintage costume (no scary ones). Trick or Treat Tour times are 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, and 7:15. (Each time has a limit of 20 children. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.) The additional Beggar’s Night activities are open to all guests from 5-8pm.

Along with the tour admission, each child receives complimentary tickets for the carnival & bouncy obstacle course. Extras may be purchased. Hot dog platter (chips & beverage) available for $3.00.

Register quickly because the event has limited capacity and sells out.

Tickets: Children: $8.00    Buy online, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.  Need more information? Call 440-639-2945 .

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

garfield memorial-library

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 SOLD OUT

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.

Event:Home for the Holidays

November 30-December 2, 2017  –  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Visions of sugarplums and other Christmas goodies will be dancing in your head as you walk through the Lake County History Center. Trees galore this holiday season, each one offering a little something different in decorations. Crafters are located in the rooms and hallways on the main floor. Visit the Music Room to hear the “Marvelous Musical Machines.”

Stop at the Holiday Emporium, in Heritage Hall, where you will find cookies, candy and other holiday treats to purchase. Hungry? Stop at the Candy Cane Cafe for a quick lunch. Handicapped accessible. Parking is free.

Tickets: $3 at the door at the Lake History Center. 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!