'Visitor from the past' coming to WPPL Oct. 20

Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society presents a preview event for Westlake’s Bicentennial Year 2011, on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m., in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. 

Historian and actress Judy MacKeigan will portray Mrs. Harriet Porter Griffin (1842-1933), a descendant of the Bassett and Porter families. Mrs. Griffin is especially interesting, because she served on the Dover Township Committee of the Women’s Department for the Cleveland Centennial Commission of 1896. And her uncle, Leonard Porter, bequeathed $1,000 for the founding of Westlake Porter Public Library.   

Material for this event will appear in the upcoming book, "Pioneers of Westlake, Ohio," by Jeanne B. Workman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome at no charge. For more information, visit the Cuyahoga West Chapter website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcwogs.

Jayne Broestl is the Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

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