Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm
Bread of Life – Italians Change CLE’s Food Scene Forever
Enjoy learning about the Italian immigrant families who started bakeries and food produce businesses in Northeast Ohio, such as the Orlandos, Russos and Spuzzillos. Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, will spotlight these families and many others that built thriving businesses still going today. This Cleveland Stories episode is sure to cultivate interest in and support for Cleveland’s Italian American history.
Pamela Dorazio Dean is a native Clevelander who is very proud of her Italian and Polish roots. Upon completing her studies in history at Kent State University, Pamela became the Curator for Italian American History at the Western Reserve Historical Society. She has been working in this role for the last 12 years, preserving and expanding the awareness of Italian American history and culture throughout Northeast Ohio. Pamela also writes for La Gazzetta Italianaand is a founding member of the Italian American Women’s Network.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.