Cosmic Rayz Atomic Emporium


Cosmic Ray Atomic Emporium

200 Madison Street

Port Clinton, OH


The Liberty Aviation Museum will be opening a new store in the spring of 2021. The Cosmic Rayz Atomic Emporium located in the former Green's Pharmacy in Downtown Port Clinton will feature a restored classic 1950s soda fountain serving up traditional ice cream and soda creations surrounded in a nostalgic atmosphere. A wide-ranging mix of products including retro themed toys and novelties, hard to find bottled sodas, bulk candies originally sold at Green’s, collectibles, and much more will be available.

Some of the original signage will remain in place, along with other reminders of the building’s history. Flooring, plumbing, lighting, and other electrical work are being completed to make visitors comfortable and make every visit a memorable experience in a historic setting.

All proceeds from Cosmic Rayz Atomic Emporium will assist in supporting the Liberty Aviation Museum, a 501-C3 non-profit organization, receiving no government funding. A soft store opening will take place in the spring with a grand opening celebration to follow shortly after.


Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

WHERE:  19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, OH 43416


Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM- Last admission at 3:30 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
​Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 PM  Last admission at 3:30 PM

The mission of the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens is to offer life enriching experiences, for current and future generations, by providing unique opportunities for the appreciation and study of nature and the arts."  The 17 acre garden estate is home to many unusual species of plant life uniquely incorporated into a landscape loving sculpted by human hands. 

NEW IN 2021:  Schedel is pleased to announce the opening of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes (3-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques which when back-lit reveal detailed images).  The collection is the largest in the world consisting of some 2,300 pieces and is the only lithophane museum in the United States.  Originally donated by collector Laurel Blair to the City of Toledo in 1993, the collection was housed in Mr. Blair's Old West End Toledo home until his death.  In July 2020, that collection was donated to the gardens.




Lakeside Heritage Society Archive & Museum

WHERE:  Archive---210 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, OH; Museum--324 W. Third Street, Lakeside, OH

The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) houses its collection of historical records on Lakeside, the Marblehead Peninsula and the Chautauqua Movement in America in its new archives at 210 Walnut Avenue in downtown Lakeside. 

The archives will be open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  Volunteers will be present to respond to research requests.  Heritage Hall Museum which displays the LHS artifacts will be open during the summer season Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Scavenger hunts are offered each day for children. 

Guided walking tours are conducted on the Lakeside grounds on Wednesday and Friday mornings.   Lectures on local history topics are held on Sunday afternoons.

More information and a calendar of events is available on the website at or by calling 419-798-5519.

Federal and State covid-19 guidelines will be followed (required masks and social distancing).