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October 2021

Lunchtime Book Talk | The Art & Science of Genealogical Research

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Book Talk | The Art & Science of Genealogical Research Date: Monday, October 18, 2021 Time: 12:00pm Join WRHS and the Cleveland Public Library for this lively discussion of the book There Is Something About Edgefield: Shining a Light on the Black Community Through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA by Edna Bush and Natonne Elaine Kemp. Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Manager and former college English instructor, Dr. Tonya Briggs, will lead the book talk for 15 minutes. Dr. Regennia N.…

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History on Tap | Haunted History

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

History on Tap | Haunted History Join the Cleveland History Center for a Halloween happy hour at History on Tap | Haunted History! Delve into the dark side of Cleveland’s history as you make your way through our historic Hay-McKinney Mansion, where you’ll meet some of the most notorious figures from our city’s past. Then, explore a selection of the strangest and spookiest items from the WRHS collection in a special pop-up exhibit, Oddities from the Archives. Be sure to…

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November 2021

By the Book Author Series | Chief Thunderwater: An Unexpected Indian in Unexpected Places

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

By the Book Author Series | Chief Thunderwater: An Unexpected Indian in Unexpected Places Date: Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021 Time: 6:00pm Program Description In his presentation, Dr. Gerald Reid will focus on his recently published book, Chief Thunderwater: An Unexpected Indian in Unexpected Places, which tells the story of Chief Thunderwater (Oghema Niagara), a Cleveland-based Indigenous activist who played a vital role in the political revitalization of Hodinöhsö:ni´(Haudenosaunee/Iroquois/Six Nations) communities in Canada in the early twentieth century. He will discuss the development of…

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By the Book Author Series | Black Politics and Black Power in Ohio, 1837-1860

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

By the Book Author Series | Black Politics and Black Power in Ohio, 1837-1860 Date: Thurs., Nov. 11, 2021 Time: 6:00pm Program Description In the 1840s and 50s, a remarkable cadre of Black leaders built electoral and political influence within Ohio's rapidly shifting partisan terrain. Taking advantage of state Supreme Court decisions recognizing as “Caucasian” any man claiming he was “preponderantly white,” thousands of African American men voted throughout the state by the 1850s.  A fiercely contested 1856 congressional race between Lewis…

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By the Book Author Series | Virtual Book Discussion: A Choice of Weapons

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

By the Book Author Series | Virtual Book Discussion: A Choice of Weapons Date: Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021 Time: 6:00pm Program Description This virtual discussion will focus on several of the major themes that Gordon Parks explored in his 1966 memoir, A Choice of Weapons.  Among other things, the discussion group will consider Parks' Kansas roots, his challenging young adult years, his early work as a pianist, his foray into professional sports, his family life, and his discovery of professional photography - the…

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln – 2021

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, 44210 United States
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Celebrate an American tradition on November 20, 2021 at Hale Farm & Village. Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving feast with family and friends as you dine with President Lincoln and Hale Farm & Village costumed interpreters. Listen to the stories of our nation's past and enjoy the season. Reservations Required. Call 330-666-3711 x 1720  or Email halereservations@wrhs.org Hale Farm & Village is dedicated to the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and guests. We continue to follow CDC, state and local health recommendations.…

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February 2022

Frederick Douglass Speaks on Democracy

February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

Frederick Douglass Speaks on Democracy Join Frederick Douglass (Nathan M. Richardson, Living History Interpreter) and Rania Assily, Professor of History at Cuyahoga Community College for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy in the words of former slave turned writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Hear how Douglass escaped slavery. Learn how his relationships with William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman and Presidents Lincoln, Garfield and Grant significantly influenced the suffrage movement, the Antebellum, the Civil War…

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Meet Frederick Douglass

February 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

Meet Frederick Douglass Children and families are invited to a special living history performance to hear Nathan Richardson as Frederick Douglass speak on how he taught himself how to read and write. Mr. Douglass will dialogue with the youth and place special emphasis on the importance of education, civic responsibility and understanding the United States Constitution. This event includes admission to the Cleveland History Center. About the Speakers Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Frederick Douglass Historian. …

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