Capt. Guy Turner leads Clague House Museum tour as guest docent

Westlake police Captain Guy Turner led tours of the Clague House Museum on Aug. 26.

The Westlake Historical Society enthusiastically welcomes visitors and special guests to the Clague House Museum throughout the year. Although our traditional open house season is April through October, the museum is delighted to accommodate your schedule by also opening the museum by appointment.

Although most tours are led by historical society members, occasionally we are honored to have a special guest volunteer to lead tours as well. On Sunday, Aug. 26, Capt. Guy Turner of the Westlake Police Department volunteered to be our special guest tour guide. Capt. Turner, who is also a member of the Westlake Historical Society, not only shared the history of the Clague family and Dover/Westlake, but also answered questions as well.

When ask about his experience as a guest tour guide at the Clague House Museum, he said, “The museum reminds me of my maternal grandparents' circa 1890 home on Buhrer Avenue in Cleveland, where I spent many Sunday afternoons as a child. I learned a lot there about family life in the first half of the 20th century. The Clague House has been a farm home, a rental property, a YMCA, and now the repository for our local history. We are lucky to have it and are indebted to those who saw to its preservation. I guess you could say that for all the historical listening I did in childhood, I am now occasionally doing the talking!”     

The Westlake Historical Society gratefully appreciates Capt. Turner’s willingness to assist us, and it was a delight to have him share a Sunday afternoon at the museum.

The Clague House Museum is open on the first and fourth Sunday of each month (April through October) from 2-4 p.m. If you would like to make an appointment to tour the Clague House Museum, or would be interested in learning to lead tours, please call us at 440-808-1961, or email

Lysa Stanton

Westlake Historical Society

Read More on Local History
Volume 4, Issue 19, Posted 9:56 AM, 09.18.2012