Monthly Archives: October 2015

TRUE GRIT ~ The Story of Berea Sandstone and its Place in History

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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.


Rails Through West Park ~ by Ralph A. Pfingsten and Blaine S. Hays

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This latest offering  is co-published by the West Park Historical Society and the Northern Ohio Railway Museum.
In it you will you find details about historic trains, trolleys, streetcars, interurbans, railroad yards,
stations and bridges.
One hundred pages of
over 185 newly published images and maps!

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West Park History ~ Coloring/Activity Book

WPHS Logo+Banner_webmeg colwell with coloring bookMeg 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.