05 28, 2021

Explore the Urban Legends of Ohio

By |2021-05-28T16:00:17-04:00May 28, 2021|

Ohio is stuffed with frightening folktales and chilling legends. Have you heard of Cry Baby Bridge? Helltown? The Melon Heads that were rumored to live in Kirtland?

Our own Ms. Mollie introduces you to the stories behind the legends of Mothman, the Monster of Minerva, the Lake Erie Monster, and more. She’ll also tell you about the state’s many Bigfoot sighting and the only known Witch Trial to occur in Ohio.

If you can’t get enough of local lore, our YouTube channel has authors sharing some of their favorite stories that they’ve researched:

05 27, 2021

Uncover the Hidden History of Lake County

By |2021-05-27T06:00:24-04:00May 27, 2021|

Jennifer Boresz Engelking joins us for an interview and explains how an amusement park and shipwreck kindled her interest in local history and inspired her to write Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio. She also describes the research her book required.

Then chats about her first forays into writing, how she acted in the movie Unstoppable, and talks about her favorite Metroparks.

By the way, if you’re interested in local history, we’ve hosted several programs about it – many of which can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel – including:

04 29, 2021

Meet the Settlers of the Western Reserve

By |2021-04-29T19:00:53-04:00April 29, 2021|

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 ate his only pair of shoes!

This talk will only be available online until May 12 so make sure to watch it now!

By the way, if you’re interested in local history, we’ve hosted several programs about it – many of which can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel – including:

03 5, 2021

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

By |2021-03-05T12:00:25-05:00March 5, 2021|

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 tiny sailboat, Tinkerbelle, across the Atlantic. At 13.5 feet, it was the shortest boat to survive the cross-Atlantic journey at the time. The voyage made Manry a minor celebrity.

Lake County historian Ginnie Jeschelnig tells the whole story of this record-breaking trip and its unexpected consequences for Manry’s family during this special talk, which will be available to view online until Friday, March 19.

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