Think Lake County Blog

Things to do in Lake County, Ohio

August 20th, 2018

Great Lakes Mailbuckets

Letter conveyance was an uncertain procedure in the early days of maritime history. Extending well into our Colonial Days and beyond, emigrants, sailors and merchants often relied on acquaintances or ship’s captains for postal requirements. Captains were often the mail carrier of the day. A table at a local coffee house on the wharf often...   READ MORE

July 17th, 2018

The Abridged History of Finn Hollow

The Abridged History of Finn Hollow As time marches on and cityscapes redefine former properties, it is important to record and remember the past. Finn Hollow is one such example. Located in Fairport Harbor, it is but one of many county properties with a story to share. The Finnish population moved west around the time...   READ MORE

June 26th, 2018

Do you know your Lake County Ohio Streets?

The rest of the story a program piqued my interest some months ago. It asked the simple question ‘Bet you didn’t know?’ The topic was Lake County streetnames. In June a program was presented on this very topic at the Fairport Harbor Library. What follows is a compilation of that presentation plus additional local lore....   READ MORE

June 2nd, 2018

Heritage Preservation … The Hosea Brown Barn

The Hosea Brown Barn at Girdled Road Reservation in Concord Township dates back Just over 200 years. An English three bay threshing barn, it served five generations of the Brown family from 1816-1952. Hosea Brown served alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War. Acquiring the land from the Connecticut Land Company, the site was named...   READ MORE

April 9th, 2018

Every Artifact Matters…

History matters. Every story counts. Every relic or image from the past matters. This has never been more relevant than in recent years. ‘Selfies’ now replace photo images of places or events. Daily newspapers are disappearing in favor of online versions. Books are now printed on demand or reduced to ‘nook’ versions. Historical homes and...   READ MORE

March 7th, 2018

Heritage Preservation – Old Photos Matter!

Archival documents on display in local historical sites usually illicit nothing more than a passing glance from most visitors. These documents, though proudly displayed are usually an item overlooked in favor of a ‘bigger’ or ‘more’ interesting item like a Fresnel Lens or Temple finial. Though small, documents are far from insignificant. They are stories...   READ MORE

February 14th, 2018

The Kirtland Temple one of many Lake County Gems

Heritage Tourism Focus – #3-43 The Kirtland Temple one of many Lake County Gems Ohio’s smallest county has perhaps the most history and artifacts and I am sad to say remains ‘a best kept secret’ to many residents and tourists. With Heritage Tourism moving to the forefront of the LCVB in 2018 lets focus on...   READ MORE