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Learn about the Inventors from Ohio

The inventors of the airplane, light bulb, vacuum cleaner, chewing gum, and traffic signal all called Ohio home. Discover some of the men and women of the Western Reserve who changed the world with their innovations during an online program … Continue reading

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Uncover the Hidden History of Lake County

Uncover the hidden history of Lake County with the woman who literally wrote the book about it during a special online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. at Thursday, May 13. Jennifer Boresz Engelking researched remarkable stories about the region … Continue reading

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Meet the Settlers of the Western Reserve

Our friends from Lake County History Center take you back to the very beginning of the Western Reserve. Discover the first settlers who lived, died, and were married in the Western Reserve. Also, discover what one settler did when wolves … Continue reading

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Learn the history of maple sugaring

We hosted a sweet program on the origins of maple sugaring earlier this month. Geauga Park District Naturalist Karie Wheaton describes the history of maple sugar and maple syrup production in Northeast Ohio. She’s hosting another talk about the science … Continue reading

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Discover the cross-Atlantic journey of Robert Manry’s Tinkerbelle

Lake County has produced its share of fearless mariners. One of the best known is Robert Manry, a copy editor for The Plain Dealer who lived in Willowick. (Yes, he’s the namesake of Manry Park.) In 1965, Manry navigated his … Continue reading

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