History

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

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

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

2018 Remarkable Lake County OH Photo Wave

That’s right—the year 2018 is officially here! A new year is filled with new opportunities and adventures with the ones you so dearly love. Being able to have a fresh start is a great way to open your mind to new ideas, resolutions, joyous activities, and places. Some of those places being in our own

December Holiday Memories Still Await You!

Father Time was first mentioned in 1559 and appeared in a Thomas Nobbes illustration in 1638 but has been around in many cultures for thousands of years. He appeared in Greek/Roman mythology as part of a pagan week long Harvest Festival. During the Saxon Rule in England he was known as King Frost or King

Holiday Happenings in Lake County

With the chilly Lake Erie breeze in the air and peppermint mochas becoming part of our daily routines, we know that the holidays are officially in full swing. In Lake County, OH we have an abundance of fun activities happening this month to help celebrate! The Steele Mansion: Visit the Steele Mansion to fill your

Concord Township’s Schools Legacy

As Concord Township marches to its bicentennial year in 2022, it is appropriate to look back and recall its early beginnings. In 1795 The Connecticut Land Company purchased 3 million acres in what become known as The Western Reserve, an area of land extending through Pennsylvania and into Ohio. By 1798 the government allocated $2,600