Cleveland is home to the largest settlement of Slovenians outside of Europe. Slovenian-Americans took advantage of the resources the city made available to them to build families and institutions and develop a lively cultural scene. Each of the city’s Slovenian neighborhoods was anchored by an imposing cultural Hall or majestic church (or both), surrounded by tidy homes and thriving businesses. Many high-profile Clevelanders emerged from those neighborhoods to leave their mark on the city. Joe Valencic talks about these remarkable individuals, as well as why Slovenians chose Cleveland and what set each neighborhood apart. Dr. John Grabowski reviews the impact immigration had on the growth of the city and what this particular nationality contributed to the city.
Price: $15 general admission / $10 WRHS member admission
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