Historical society plays a game for history

Very soon, the city of Westlake will be joining the list of more than 30 cities nationwide that have their own community-themed versions of the classic board game Monopoly. The limited edition “Westlake-opoly” will officially be launched this year.

The Westlake Historical Society will be producing and selling the game, tentatively priced at $35. It will be available only until the limited number of copies are sold. The funds raised from the sale of the games will go toward the restoration costs of the historic Lilly Weston House. The house is located at 27946 Center Ridge Road and was built around 1844.

The game is full of local references! As you move a game token through the streets and landmarks depicted on the game board, you can buy the deeds to landmarks such as the Evergreen Cemetery, the Clague House Museum, as well as many of our roads like Dover Center, Clague or Hilliard.

The game cards also feature Westlake businesses and organizations. For example, instead of a “Go to Jail” card, you may have to “Go to the Westlake Police Station for questioning.”

Lysa Stanton, president of the Westlake Historical Society, believes "Westlake-opoly" is the perfect way to present a unique historical as well as current view of the city. “The game showcases the city's rich history, as much as its future," Stanton said.

Those businesses, organizations, groups and individuals wishing to be a part of this unique and one of a kind opportunity should contact the Westlake Historical Society at westlakehistory@yahoo.com or call 440-808-1961. The game is the perfect way to advertise your business, as well as help the Westlake Historical Society serve the community.

Dave Pfister

Dave Pfister

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:51 AM, 03.04.2014