NEW HISTORY CENTER SIGNATURE EVENT!
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