Holiday happenings at the Clague House Museum
As usual, the historic Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, will be very busy this holiday season. If you would like to participate or volunteer to assist with any of the following events, please call the Westlake Historical Society at 216-848-0680 or check our website, westlakeohiohistory.org, for more details.
Pet Photos With Santa
The Historical Society is hosting the always popular Pet Photos with Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec. 3. Santa will be at the museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We ask that you make a reservation to help keep things running smoothly during the event. The suggested donation is $10. Families are also welcome to pose for photos.
Teddy Bear Overnight
Children are invited to drop off their teddy bear at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, to spend the night at the Clague House Museum. Check-out time for the teddy bears is is Saturday at 1 p.m. Children and their bears are invited to make a craft at our craft table and visit with Santa in the parlor. Although this event is free, reservations are required.
Holiday Cemetery Wreaths
Several years ago the Westlake Historical Society began placing wreaths on the graves of founding and pioneer citizens of early Dover (now Westlake). We are extending the opportunity for your family, organization, group or business to place a holiday wreath in memory of someone buried in Westlake. Contact the Historical Society to sponsor a holiday wreath. Volunteers will place the wreaths on graves at either Evergreen or Maple Ridge cemeteries throughout the holiday season. Our goal this year is to get 50 wreath sponsors.
Don't forget the Clague House Museum for your Westlake-themed stocking stuffers. The museum will be open during the winter months by appointment only.
Lysa Stanton is a retired special education teacher and the President of the Westlake Historical Society. She lives in Westlake with her wonderful husband, Dave and her awesome pets.