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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.

Schedule of Activities:
10:00am 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
• Accent Restaurant - Japanese and Korean Cuisine
• 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:
10:30 - “My Sicily,” with Francesca Mignosa, Author of “My Sicily”
12:00 - “Twenty-Five Acres & A Country School Teacher,” with Regennia Williams, Ph.D., Professor of American History, Cleveland State University
1:00 - “The Soldiers & Sailors Monument,” with Tim Daley, Executive Director of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument of Cuyahoga County
2:00 - “The Woodland Cemetery,” with Michelle Day Presidents of the Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio
3:00 - “From Central Market to Big Italy,” with Sean Martin, Ph.D., Associate Curator for Jewish History and Pamela Dorazio Dean, Associate Curator of Italian American History
4:00 - “Archives, Architecture, & Ancestry,” with Judith Cetina, Ph.D. 

Location: History Center
Address: 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact Phone: 216.721.5722
Contact Email:
Start Date/Time: 2/16/2013, 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: 2/16/2013, 5:00 PM
Qty: - Adult General Admission - $10.00 per ticket
Qty: - Child Admission (3-12) - $5.00 per ticket
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