Wednesday, February 19th • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Legacy & Impact: African-American Theater in Cleveland
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Leonard Bernstein strove for social justice and broke barriers throughout his career, notably by hiring African-American actors and conductors for the 1944 musical On The Town at a time when segregation pervaded American life. In celebration of Black History Month, join us for an enlightening panel discussion about race and representation in the arts, the history of African-American theater organizations in Northeast Ohio, and their impact on communities today. Moderated by author and educator Afi Scruggs with panelists.
Saturday, February 22nd
pm - 2:45 pm
History on Tap: The Living Legacy of Leo's Casino
Cleveland History Center
Western Reserve Historical Society
Come to The Cleveland History Center’s event, History on Tap: The Living Legacy of Leo’s Casino, on 02.22.20 and learn for yourself why iconic performers like The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, John Coltrane, and Ray Charles all performed at Cleveland’s very own Leo’s Casino. Enjoy a drink with friends while you stroll around the Cleveland History Center and take in the captivating sights and sounds of this historic Cleveland landmark. In addition to live jazz music (Blue Dazz: 5:30-7:30pm) , drinks, and available food for purchase, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the R&B Hall of Fame have partnered with the Cleveland History Center and will be onsite to share their expertise and help create a night you’re sure to remember.
Saturday, February 22nd
:30 am - 2:45 pm
Annual George Washington's Birthday Luncheon
Shaker Heights Country Club
Western Reserve Society Sons of the American Revolution
Join us for our annual Luncheon in honor of George Washington’s Birthday. For over 125 years, the Western Reserve Society SAR has been holding this event which is open to the public. This year’s featured Speaker will be West Point historian Lt Col Sherman Fleek. Lt. Col Sherman Fleek, West Point Military Academy’s Command Historian, will travel to Cleveland to speak to our members and guests about George Washington’s role and participation at West Point during the Revolutionary War and his desire to establish a military academy during his presidency. Q & A to follow his remarks.
Monday, February 24th
- 9:00 pm
The Architectural & Sculptural Legacy of Levi T. Scofield
Cleveland Grays Armory Museum
The Cleveland Grays, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Cleveland Architect Foundation present The Architectural and Sculptural Legacy of Levi T. Scofield with Tom O’Grady. During the 19th century, master-builder Levi T. Scofield designed several publicly acclaimed buildings—most notably the Mansfield Reformatory Prison, Cuyahoga County’s Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, and the Athens State Asylum. He also designed private homes for Millionaires’ Row and his own mansion. Recently, the former Scofield Mansion, residing in the Woodland area, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Beyond his architectural legacy, Scofield also created two major sculptural works, first viewed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Today, unfortunately, only a few of his masterpieces remain. All Unwritten History presentations are free and open to the public. An optional dinner (choice of chicken alfredo or eggplant parmesan, rice pilaf, green beans, salad, roll, and dessert; $25) is available with advance registration.
Registration and dinner orders are required by Feb 18, 2020.
Tuesday, February 25th
- 9:00 pm
Public Guided Tour
Steele Mansion Inn
Come and learn the amazing history behind the Steele Mansion exclusive tour given by the owner, Historian, Carol Shamakian.
Friday, February 28th
Annual Meeting & Book Launch
Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society
Join the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society for their Annual Meeting and Book Launch. Join them for friendship, food and an update on all activities coming up. Everyone's welcome!
Saturday, March 7th
12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, or 2
One Community Reads Trolley Tour
Cleveland Public Library South Branch
Enjoy a trolley tour of the MetroWest and Tremont neighborhoods and the shared spaces that bring us together as a community. Tours depart from the South Branch Library. Trolley tours are offered free of charge.
Saturday, March 14th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Behind the Ropes Tour
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Not to be confused with our popular Behind the Scenes tour, this special tour takes you into several of the rooms of the Garfield home BEHIND the normal public barriers and allows you to see some of the home’s unique artifacts up close. Always wanted to see further into some of the home’s most beautiful rooms? Then Behind the Ropes is the tour for you! We strongly suggest you take a regular public house tour BEFORE you take the Behind the Ropes tour.