Please join us on Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm for a new presentation by Ralph A. Pfingsten
Ralph’s presentation, TRUE GRIT will tell the story of Berea Sandstone and its place in history.
All are welcome to this free event.
Our 2016 Calendars will be available for purchase along with all of our numerous publications. With Christmas just a mere month away, this is a perfect opportunity to stock up on some Christmas gifts!
Cretan party Center
3853 West 168th Street
Parking available in the lot off Albers Ave, behind Walgreens.
Meg Colwell, Principal of Puritas Community Elementary School, holds a copy of “Historic West Park” a coloring/activity book. These books were donated at the start of the school year to one grade in every West Park elementary school.
The books feature word games and sketches of various historic West Park places and buildings suitable for coloring.
Each recipient was encouraged to learn the history of their own family through family photo albums and discussions with their parents and grandparents.
It is our hope that we’ve stimulated some youngsters to embrace a love of history, starting with the very neighborhood where they attend school.
This project was funded by a grant from Neighborhood Connections, an affiliate of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
Pictured, left to right:
Mark Sundlov, local history office manager of the Ohio History Connection; Christine Rafalke, Elaine Staley and Ellie Mapson, the three West Park Historical Society Trustees who were instrumental in bringing this distinctive addition to West Park.
In 1915, John E. Gooding purchased then developed the former picnic grounds into the amusement park that so many fondly recall. Shown above are members of the Gooding family who were with us to help celebrate!
Thank you to all who shared the day with us! We look forward to meeting you all again at another West Park Historical Society event.