The good old-fashioned summer time

The Westlake Historical Society is looking forward to  a very busy summer. The annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held on June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road. In addition to being fun, this annual event is a time to recognize and thank those who have assisted us throughout the year. All are invited to attend; please call 440-808-1961 to RSVP.

The society's annual Fourth of July Potluck Picnic supper on the Clague House lawn begins at 6 p.m. and all are invited. Beverages and table service are provided. Please bring a dish to share.

The society's 43rd annual Antique Vintage & Craft Show is Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show includes antique, vintage and craft vendors; a plant sale; good food; cold drinks; a silent auction; and tours of the historic Clague House Museum. House tours are free and begin at noon. Admission to the show is still only $3 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. Pets on leashes are welcome. Rain date for the event is July 28.

Proceeds benefit the Westlake Historical Society’s efforts to educate children and the public about Dover and Westlake history. The funds raised are needed to help cover our Clague House utility costs, alarm system and our insurance costs, as well as for general upkeep of the museum.

The popular silent auction returns this year, with proceeds going toward the purchase of specialized museum software. The society is still accepting donated items for the action; those interested should call 440-808-1961 or email The museum is open to the public during special days throughout the year, as well as by appointment.

The antique show is our largest fundraiser of the year. We will have more than 50 dealers and crafters at the event, as well as animal rescue organizations. Openings are still available for antique/vintage dealers, as well as crafters. Also returning this year will be the pie contest.

In addition to the show, the Westlake Historical Society is offering a NEW special display called "The Vintage Baby." Items will be on display only through September.
August 3 and 4 are the dates for a very special joint fundraiser with The Clague Playhouse called "An Evening With Abraham Lincoln." The show will be presented on at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 4. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Clague Playhouse at 440-331-0403 or by contacting the historical society.

Finally, please join us on Sunday, August 18, for a game of croquet on the Clague House lawn from 2-5 p.m., as well as museum tours led by society member and Westlake police Captain Guy Turner.

Lysa Stanton

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Volume 5, Issue 13, Posted 10:30 AM, 06.25.2013