Tag Archives: Lake County History Center

Discover Lake County’s old crimes of old times

Learn about Lake County’s criminal past with our friends at Lake County History Center, including Lake County’s cringe-worthy first murder Party girl and husband-slayer Velma West the old days of the Mounds Club and its mafia ties. You can watch more programs about Lake … Continue reading

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Discover what Lake County looked like in summers gone by

Revisit what summer looked like decades ago in Lake County during a special program from Mentor Public Library. Tonya Busic from Lake County History Center takes you on a tour of the camps, beaches, resorts, drive-ins and dance halls that were fixtures of summers … Continue reading

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Meet the women spies of Ohio

Did you know that a young woman who lived in Lake County served as a Union spy by request of none less than President Abraham Lincoln? You can learn about this woman (whose name was Elizabeth Stiles, by the way) and … Continue reading

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Hear the Eerie Legends of Lake County

Lake County legends have fascinated locals throughout the years. Which buildings are haunted? Was there really a monster on Little Mountain? Share your own local myths and legends and learn about other puzzling and extraordinary happenings in our own backyard … Continue reading

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Discover history through games

As part of our 200th anniversary, we’re hosting a pair of programs where kids can learn about history through games. First, children can play the Township Game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at our Main Branch. Kids in … Continue reading

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