Another successful Hooley !

Hooley coloring book boy

This happy Hooley visitor was presented with a free West Park Historical Society coloring book!

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the 2015 Hooley and took the time to share your history.

Another big thanks to all who purchased our publications.  We are certain that you enjoyed reading them.  Be sure to contact us for other books to complete your West Park collection.

We are especially grateful to those who became new members of the WPHS!

Join Us on Tuesday May 26 for another FREE program!

Local historian and master storyteller Dennis R. Sutcliffe is our featured speaker.  Dennis will bring us the stories of Cleveland’s own Eliot Ness.  Tales from Prohibition to the Torso Murders will be told!

Cretan Party Center

3853 W. 168th St.

Directly behind Chipotle’s

Program begins at 7p.

Please park in the south most parking lot behind Walgreens.

Wheelchair access available through the back door.






West Park Historical Society at the Hooley

hooley logoThe West Park Historical Society will be celebrating with all West Parkers and friends at the 6th annual Hooley Saturday, May 9 from noon ’till 8p.

We will be set up in the historic Alber building, with all of our publications for sale.

Our books are perfect for Mother’s day (May 10) and Father’s day (June 21) gifts!! 

Stop in !  We would love to meet you and learn about your history in West Park.



Upcoming Events ~ March and April 2015

The West Park Historical Society invites you to the following scheduled events.

Encore!  Encore!

Rails Through West Park

Presented by the West Park Historical Society and Northern Ohio Railway Museum.

WPHS President, Ralph Pfingsten will repeat his Rails Through West Park program! You can hear this entertaining and informative talk on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm at the Rocky River Senior Center located near the corner of Wagar Road and Hilliard Blvd.

Can’t make it on that date?  Here’s another opportunity.

The same program will again be presented on Wednesday April 29 at 7:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society and Museum.  4442 Ridge Road.

Mark your Calendars & Bring a Friend !


Please join the West Park Historical Society on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00pm for our hosted event featuring two speakers, Rose A. Zitiello, Esq. Executive Director, Westown Community Development Corp. and John C. Myers, Cleveland State University.

Our guests will deliver presentations covering the Italian American and Irish American Settlements in our area.

We hope you will join us for this anticipated event at the Creten Party Center located at 3853 West 168th Street.

Park in Kamm’s Municipal Lot off Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens.

To see the flyer in a full screen PDF, please click this link: Upcoming Events March and April 2015