Westlake Historical Society celebrates Women's History Month with upcoming visit

The Westlake Historical Society does not just concern themselves with only Westlake history, although it is our favorite! We enjoy visiting other historical places throughout the area, as well as the state. Each year, we plan at least four historically oriented field trips. We believe it is important to introduce many of the fascinating sites that are practically in our backyard.

Some of the interesting places we have already visited include the presidential homes of Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield and William H. Taft. The Ohio Historical Society has a large indoor museum as well as an outdoor village that is sure to offer something for everyone.

In addition to many other great attractions, The Palace Theater in downtown Cleveland runs a series of retro movies in the summer that are available for a small admission. If you have not seen the restored Palace lately, I hope you make time to see this historical treasure.

Touring famous cemeteries like Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery is also a fascinating way to spend some time and learn about those who came before us. Some of the famous people buried at Lake View include James Garfield (20th U.S. president), Edwin C. Higbee (founder of Higbee's department stores), Eliot Ness (famous detective), and Al Lerner (former Browns owner).     

Since March is designated as Women's History Month, the Westlake Historical Society has arranged a group tour of the International Women's Air & Space Museum located at Burke Lakefront Airport. The tour is open to members, friends and guests. The tour will take place on Saturday, March 29. The group will meet at the Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake, at 9:45 a.m. and carpool to the museum. The tour begins at 11 a.m. and there is no charge for this outing.

Lysa Stanton

Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 9:19 AM, 03.18.2014