Summer arrives in Westlake with ice cream

The Clague family homestead will serve as the scenic setting for the Westlake Historical Society's annual ice cream social on June 5. Photo by Dave Pfister

You know summer has arrived when the Westlake Historical Society hosts their annual ice cream social. The society invites you to an old-fashioned ice cream social on Friday, June 5, 6-8:30 p.m. It will be held on the lawn of the historic Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road.

This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and members of the historical society. Families and friends can all enjoy the beautiful setting, guided tours of the museum, and some of the best ice cream and treats around.

Capt. Guy Turner of the Westlake Police Department will be our guest docent for the evening. He will lead guided tours of the Clague House Museum.

There is no charge for this event, but any donations received will benefit the historical society. A wide variety of cold and delicious ice cream, toppings of all kinds, and old-fashioned root beer floats will be available. Both cups and cones will also be available.

The Clague family was known for their hospitality. The Westlake Historical Society continues that tradition with this popular event. Lysa Stanton, president of the historical society, began the ice cream social as a way to celebrate Westlake's wonderful history several years ago. Make plans to join in the fun of the ice cream social. The museum store will be open for you to peruse as well.

The farm was established by the Clague family in 1837. The Clague family donated the family farm to be used as a park and library. The museum houses and displays many artifacts belonging to the Clague family, as well as other pioneer families, and residents of our community.

For more information about the Westlake Historical Society, please visit: or call the society 216-848-0680. You may also find us on Facebook.

Dave Pfister

Dave Pfister is a member of the Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:27 AM, 06.02.2015