This Thursday! ~ September 8th at Gunning Special DAYTIME event

T&N in CLE West Side

The West Park Historical Society presents:


By- Ralph Pfingsten, Author and Historian,

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, 10 a.m.

Gunning Park

Inside the Gunning Recreation Center

16700 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44135, 216-373-1917

Mr. Pfingsten will present a slide show of scenes from 25, 50, and 100 years ago compared to today. Areas include west from Lake Road, Clifton Boulevard, Detroit Avenue, Madison Avenue and Lorain Avenue to the western boundary of the city at Rocky River.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC         Publications on sale

Transportation Vehicles of the Western Reserve ~ Presented by Derek Moore August 23rd, 2016 at 7:00p

Please join us Tuesday, August 23rd for another free program at the
Creten Party Center.
Transportation Vehicles of the Western Reserve ~ Presented by Derek Moore, Curator
Crawford Auto Museum

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Cleveland was once the U.S. leader in the manufacture of automotive vehicles.


Mr. Moore serves on councils for automotive restoration and was a
conservation specialist at THE HENRY FORD in Dearborn, Michigan.
He will feature the vehicles manufactured in our region from the
late 1800s until 1932, when Peerless built its last automobile.

The Creten Party Center is located at 3853 West 168th Street
Park in Kamm’s Municipal Lot off Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens

WPHS ~ May 24, 2016 Event features: The Great Lakes Exposition

The West Park Historical Society welcomes Rebecca McFarland.


“The Great Lakes Expo: 1936”
By Historian Rebecca McFarland

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Cretan Party Center
3853 West 168th Street (South, off Lorain Ave.)
Cleveland, OH 44111
(Parking next to the building or across the street behind Walgreens)

Light refreshments served

Great Lakes Expo

The world-class exposition was similar to a World’s Fair. It took over 4000 men to build the Exposition, planned for only 3 months with a cost of over $1 million. More than 11 million people came to see the spectacle on the lake!

About our speaker: Rebecca McFarland spent her entire library career delving into some of the more interesting stories from Cleveland’s past. She is currently a marketing consultant and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Police Museum and the North East Inter Museum Council.

Questions? Contact- Julieanne Phillips,

Our programs are funded, in part, by a grant from Neighborhood Connections, an affiliate of The Cleveland Foundation