Jeannette Petrolia
General Manager
(440) 415-1501
Anne Houdek
Yopko Penhallurick LLC
(440) 834-8615

Series Free to Public and Lodge Guests
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (Nov. 8, 2007) Advertising-executive-turned-author Lester Horwitz takes guests on a fascinating Civil War journey during the last Fireside Chat at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. The author series will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to the public and Lodge guests at no charge.
Guests will be treated to rare stories about Morgan’s Raid, a battle that began in July 1863 when General John Hunt Morgan invaded Ohio with a Confederate force and ended with their capture four weeks and one thousand miles later. 
Horwitz’s interest in Morgan’s Raid began after he and his wife Florence purchased their circa 1849 home near Cincinnati in1979. Their discovery that their house was raided by Morgan’s cavalry sparked their curiosity and launched fifteen years of research. “The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories of Morgan’s Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio” contains over 300 anecdotes, battlefield maps, historic photographs and more.  
Guests are invited to enjoy a 45-minute talk by Horwitz, a question-and-answer session and book signing alongside the crackling fire in the Lodge’s four-story fireplace. Please call 440-415-1504 for reservations, which are requested but not required.
About the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar and great views of Lake Erie; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press "2."
The Lodge is adjacent to Geneva State Park, which encompasses 698 acres featuring 1.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline as well as a beach and bathhouse, six-lane boat ramp and marina, hiking, picnic areas and more. To learn more about Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, visit
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