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Event Name: Family History Festival
Event Type: History Center

Family History Festival
February 16 - 17, 2013
A celebration of family and community history, featuring Research Library genealogical materials, genealogical and heritage societies, ethnic and community archives, ethnic foods, and more! Audiences learn how to start their own family tree and preserve papers and photographs. Family History for All of Us gives families of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover themselves, only at the History Center.
Event activities are included with regular paid admission.

Noon to 5:00 pm:
Family History Hunt Activity
Genealogical Activities & Instruction
Old Fashioned Games & Toys and Draw Your Family Crest

Family History Exhibitors & Foods in the Reinberger Gallery
• Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee
• Cuyahoga County Soldiers & Sailors Monument and James A. Garfield Camp Sons of Union Veterans
• Woodland Cemetery Association
• Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve
• Charter Oak Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists
• Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
• US Daughters War of 1812
• Colonial Dames of the 17th Century
• Irish American Archives

Programs in the Community Conference Room:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
“I Want To Become…” Susan Hall, Dir. of Community Relations 
Stories of leaders in the African American community in Cleveland serve as inspiration to guide you to think about what you want to become.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
“Finnish Heritage Museum Alive and Thriving” Lasse Hiltunen, President of the Finnish Heritage Museum

Programs in the Learning Space:
1:00 - “From Italy to Cleveland: Wine and Grappa Making Tradition in an Italian-American Family,” with Roberto Pietraroia
2:00 - “High Bridge Glens of Cuyahoga Falls,” with Mary McClure
3:00 - “Erie Street Cemetery,” with John Cimperman, Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve

Hay McKinney House Tours on Sunday:
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Location: History Center
Address: 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact Phone: 216.721.5722
Contact Email:
Start Date/Time: 2/17/2013, 12:00 PM
End Date/Time: 2/17/2013, 5:00 PM
Qty: - Adult General Admission - $10.00 per ticket
Qty: - Child Admission (3-12) - $5.00 per ticket
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