Historian brings stories and songs to Porter Library Nov. 16

In celebration of Westlake’s Bicentennial, Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will host Metroparks historian, songwriter and storyteller Foster Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Mr. Brown will take us on an historical journey of Westlake's earliest years, featuring his original song called "The Township of Dover." He will also include other songs about the Ohio & Erie Canal that focus on what life was like for the local people, who dug the canals and made Cleveland a powerful city.

This program begins at 7 p.m. in the Porter room of Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Social time for guests and members is from 6:30-7 p.m. The public is invited at no cost. 

Also, Cuyahoga West will be giving assistance to those who are researching their family history from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the computer lab at Westlake Porter Public Library. If you need help getting started or have come to a brick wall in your quest, just bring what information you have collected thus far and the members will help you plan your next step. Help sessions will not be held in December or January.

For questions or additional information about either event visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcwogs or e-mail:  cuyahogawest@gmail.com.

Jayne Broestl

Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society that meets at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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