Westlake Scout makes history the focus of Eagle project

Nico DiGiulio will remake the Clague House Museum's military exhibit as part of his Eagle Scout project.

The Westlake Historical Society is proud to be working with Nico DiGiulio as he works to complete his Eagle Scout requirements. He is a freshman at Westlake High School and, as you will read, has a strong interest in military history. – Lysa Stanton, Westlake Historical Society president

Hi, my name is Nico DiGiulio. I have lived in Westlake for seven years. Scouting has always been a big part of my life. About a year ago I earned my Life Scout Award, which is the last rank before Eagle. I am now ready to take on my Eagle project.  

I have always had an interest in history, and especially regarding the military, so I met with Mrs. Lysa Stanton, president of the Westlake Historical Society who operates the Clague House Museum. I told her my interests and offered to do something for the Historical Society.

After touring the museum, we noticed that the current military exhibit was in need of an upgrade. It is currently located in between a wall and balcony in the back of the house, and only contains a handful of artifacts. I thought that I could remake this exhibit to make it on par with the rest of the museum. Mrs. Stanton agreed.   

I have some artifacts that I am putting on loan to the exhibit. I am also looking for military artifacts to be donated or put on loan to expand the military history collection. These artifacts would help round off the exhibit. Donations can range from the Civil War to the Gulf War. I would also like to honor those who have served from the Dover/Westlake area. 

If you are a veteran or active service member and would like your picture displayed as part of my project, please contact the Historical Society at 440-808-1961 or email at westlakehistory@yahoo.com. With the help of your donations, I look forward to sharing my love of history with the people of Westlake, and completing my Eagle Project.

Nico DiGiulio

Freshman at Westlake High School currently working on my Eagle Project with the Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:54 AM, 03.19.2013