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, juphilli@hotmail.com

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

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