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.