Tag Archives: Lake County History Center

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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Discover Lake County’s old crimes of old times

As part of Mentor Mystery Month, you can learn about Lake County’s criminal history during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at our Lake Branch. Discover the history of: Lake County’s cringe-worthy first murder Party girl … 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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The story of the Willoughby chemical weapons plant

Did you know that Willoughby housed a chemical weapons plant during World War I? Learn more about this surprising piece of local history during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at our Main Branch. Jeffrey Frischkorn, former … Continue reading

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