The Cleveland History Center’s signature lecture series, Speaking of Cleveland, invites participants to take a front-row seat as our experts share significant stories that capture the Cleveland spirit. Each month, join our staff as we explore the intriguing, curious, and oft-forgotten tales from Cleveland’s past. Pulled directly from the nationally recognized collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society, these stories showcase the innovation, the grit and the pride that characterize Cleveland’s past, present and future.
This Month’s Program
In 1908 Clara Stone Hay, daughter of Amasa Stone and widow of John Hay, engaged Abram Garfield, youngest son of President Garfield, to design a home for her in the Wade Park Allotment. While the house, with terraced courtyard garden and modern conveniences, was completed in 1911, Mrs. Hay never furnished or occupied the house, preferring to return to New York City after the death of her sister, Flora Stone Mather. Today, the Hay-McKinney Mansion is furnished as a series of period galleries exhibiting furniture, decorative and fine arts, and domestic artifacts from the WRHS collections.
Price: $15 general admission / $10 WRHS member admission
Speaking of Cleveland Combo Ticket (includes tour and lecture): $25 general admission / $15 WRHS member admission
You may register using the options below. This event will be held through the Zoom platform. When you register, you will be sent a confirmation containing your purchase receipt and all necessary login information.