Westlake Historical Society placing holiday wreaths

A wreath next to the obelisk marking the Evergreen Cemetery burial site of the Lilly family, early settlers in what is now Westlake.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Show me first the graveyards of a country, and I will tell you the true character of the people.”

For over 10 years, the Westlake Historical Society has been placing holiday wreaths on the graves of founding and pioneer citizens of early Dover (now Westlake). We believe placing a wreath on a grave is not only a symbol of remembrance, it is a sign of respect for that person and who they were.

We would like to extend the opportunity for you, your family, organization, group or business to place a wreath this year in memory of one of our pioneer families or one of your loved ones. Volunteers from the Westlake Historical Society will be placing wreaths soon at Evergreen, Maple Ridge, and surrounding cemeteries.

If you would like us to place a holiday wreath, please contact us at 216-848-680 or 440-808-1961. You may also email us at claguemuseum@yahoo.com. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, the cost is $25 each. Please make checks payable to The Westlake Historical Society and mail to 1371A Clague Road, Westlake, OH 44145. Orders can also be placed online at westlakeohiohistory.org

November Update

The Clague House Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice due to the ongoing public health situation. Special events through the end of 2020 have been cancelled.

Those wishing to make a donation to help with our ongoing expenses may send a check to The Westlake Historical Society, 1371A Clague Road, Westlake, OH 44145.

For more information about the Clague House Museum, updates on closures, or to purchase items from the Museum Store, please call us 216-848-0680. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Clague House Museum when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your support during these unusual times!

Lysa Stanton

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.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 9:21 AM, 11.17.2020