Geauga Lake & Sea World on Display

Come take a look at the display cases in the front hall of the Aurora Library. We’ve gathered just a small smidgen of our Geauga Lake and Sea World collection to we begin the summer season. The Aurora Historical Society is the largest collection of park memorabilia, artifacts, signs and documents and oral histories. When the parks existed, the opening day was often accompanied by large traffic jams and lines of cars up and down routes 43 and beyond. Aurora teenagers found steady employment and a lot of fun at the parks each year. For over a hundred years the activity at the parks had a important influence on the economic and culture of Aurora.

We have a lot more in the storerooms and are always happy to get donations of memories or items to add to this collection.

Stop by when ever the library is open and remember when the parks made Aurora a more interesting place to live.

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Martha Lambert

When I was born in 1946, my father was the superintendent of Geauga Lake Park. We lived on the grounds of the park until I was ten years old, when we moved to Cleveland. My older sisters also lived there until their weddings in 1955 and 1956. Lots of memories there for sure! How sad to see it wasting away.