Thu 7/29 @ 5-8PM
The magic of old amusement parks, before the era of big glossy theme parks and humungous rollercoasters, evokes nostalgia on the part of those old enough to remember them and can seem romantic to those who aren’t.
Cleveland had many such parks in the late 1800s and early 1900s but its last remaining one, still recalled by many, was Euclid Beach Park in t he North Collinwood neighborhood, which closed in 1969. Euclid Beach fans still keep the memories alive with regular events, and its beautiful old-fashioned carousel now resides at the Western Reserve Historical Society in its own glass-walled room.
This week, WRHS’s History on Tap program will celebrate the bygone park with live entertainment, food & drink, the chance to learn more about the park through pictures, articles and memorabilia in pop-up exhibits and demonstrations, and, best of all, unlimited rides on the carousel. Visitors will be able to access all the galleries as well. It’s a program that’s designed for all ages. It’s included with regular admission, $12 for non-members.
To buy tickets, go here.