Western Reserve Society
Sons of the American Revolution

America's Largest and Oldest Local Chapter

Events & RSVPs


The WRSSAR holds regular events throughout the year. These events are open to members, their families, friends and the community at large. We hope that all of our events can fun and educational. If you have ideas for future events, please do send them to us: wrssar.communications@gmail.com

  • RSVPs are required for all events. Members and their families can pay at the door (cash, check or credit card).
  • Non-members do need to send payment in advance. Cancellations must be made in writing or by phone 72 hours ahead of time.
  • Unfortunately, if you do not show up without canceling in time, we will need to request payment in full since we will be charged by our facility provider.

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Event Calendar - 2018

4th Annual Family Outing with the Cleveland Indians @ Progressive Field Downtown Cleveland
Aug 5 all-day

Join us for our 4th annual:  wonderful family, fun, OUTING AT THE STADIUM to see the Cleveland Indians.

NEW DATE NEW TIME:  Sunday, August 5th at 1:10pm
RSVP DUE by July 5th because we must turn in any extra seats or WRSSAR will be stuck with them!

Be one of 16 (limited seats) to join us for a great afternoon of summer baseball at the stadium.  We will have group seats in the CLUB area:  wider, cushioned seats + all you can eat food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Due to the success of the Indians last year, Club Seats are already sold out for the general public this summer.  So, be one of the few to attend a weekend game in the club seat area!  The cost will only be the price of the ticket.
First-come, First-served.  Space limited.  Great fun for one and all. Bring your family, your kids and your friends.

RSVP right here on the Events page.  List EVERYONE that you wish to bring with you.  Seats are limited – 1st come, 1st served.

CLUB SEATS = $65 per person but include ALL THE FOOD/DRINK you can eat!

Hello Cleveland: Family Picnic & Citywide Public Genealogical Event @ Lakewood City Park (Women's Pavillion)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am
The Western Reserve Society SAR invites all Clevelanders to join us for a free introduction to the joys and pit falls of Genealogy.  Have you seen all of those Ancestry ads?  Well, come to our free event and learn from a true professional some of the Ins-and-Outs of genealogy.
Our speaker is Mr Joe Hardesty, Library Director of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, in Louisville, KY.
Two different programs:

What you never knew about Irish immigration to the USA in the 1800s!


Learn what drove so many to leave their native homeland, what enticed them to America and what records and powerful online tools of genealogical value are available to help you understand the great sacrifices these new arrivals made to live the American dream.

Introduction to African American Genealogy  — 


Conducting African American family history presents unique challenges – especially when reaching back into the mid 19th century or further. Learn how to trace ones family back to Emancipation and discover other resources (i.e. plantation records, etc.) that can be of tremendous help.

RSVPs ARE required for attendance but at no cost.
Picnic Lunch may be purchased by members or non-members.  RSVP’s required for the picnic.  Meal cost is $15 per person and covers the picnic meal & non-alcoholic drinks.  The picnic begins at 12pm.
RSVP’s are due by September 10th, 2018.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  RSVP early!

Our speaker will return in 2019 to talk to Cleveland about the history of the US Census.  Be informed prior to the start of the next Census in 2020.

October Board Meeting Union Club
Oct 2 @ 11:45 am

Union Club: 11:45am
Officers & BD members please RSVP

Annual SAR/DAR Veterans Day Luncheon
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm

SAR/DAR Joint Veterans Day Luncheon

Featuring Professor Steve Miner of Ohio University

Union Club of Cleveland – 3rd floor

12 noon

More information to be posted about Dr Miner’s presentation and the details of the event:  check back mid summer

December Board Meeting Union Club
Dec 4 @ 11:45 am

Union Club: 11:45am
Officers & BD members please RSVP

Annual Meeting/Holiday Party At the 100th Bomber Group!
Dec 14 @ 5:45 pm

Come to our Annual Meeting and Fabulous Family Holiday Party at the 100th Bomber Group!

Hear a wonderful presentation by Cleveland State University History Professor Dr Thomas Humphrey who will talk about the Revolutionary War following a wonderful pot roast dinner.

Location:  The 100th Bomber Group off I-480 near Cleveland Hopkins airport

Time:  545pm Christmas cookies & hot cider with Holiday Music on the piano
615pm  Color Guard enters and annual meeting begins
620pm  Annual Meeting
645pm  Dinner starts

745pm    Professor Humphrey’s presentation

Cost $35 per person – pay at the door but RSVP required 2 weeks ahead of time.
Cash, check or any major credit card accepted
Bring family, friends and guests – all welcome!

Annual George Washington’s Birthday Luncheon (Featuring Speaker from Monticello)
Feb 16 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Join us for our incredible, annual, George Washington’s Birthday luncheon.

Featured Speaker:  A Historian from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Estate
(more details about the topic to be updated by Christmas 2018)

Location:  Shaker Heights Country Club
Time:  1145am – 230pm
Luncheon menu:  to be posted
Cost:  $35.00 per person
Sponsorship available and greatly appreciated:
Patron:  $75 per person
Sponsor:  $150
Benefactor:  $250
Founding Father:  $500 or more

Check back closer to the date for more information