Cleveland History Days Schedule - Monday June 26


Cleveland’s Historic Hotels

11:30 am –1:00 pm at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, 401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44105

Cleveland has one of the largest concentrations of historic buildings on the National Register of Historic places that have been converted from their original use into hotels. Come take a walking tour of these architectural treasures led by Tom Yablonsky, Cleveland Historic Preservation Advocate. 

Free to attend; registration requested but not required.



Cleveland Shipbuilding History from 1800-1950

2:30-3:30 pm at William G. Mather Steamship, 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, 44114

Join Cleveland historian, Franklin Piccirillo and Tom Yablonsky for an overview of Cleveland’s role in shipbuilding on Lake Erie, from Pioneer Entrepreneurs to Industrialists. This presentation will be hosted inside the historic William G. Mather Steamship. After the presentation, a guided tour of the Mather to immediately follow. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Experience the golden era of steamships on one of the best, the flagship of The Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company fleet until 1952.

This event is free. Capacity is limited. Advance registration is required. 

*Please note that due to its historic nature, the steamship Mather is not handicapped accessible.



Photo by Great Lake Science Center

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Photo by Hilary Bovay

Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens Open House

2–4 pm at Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens, 6709 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44103

Join Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens for an open house. Once a stagecoach stop on the Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit post road, the 1824 home of Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the city of Cleveland, offering a glimpse of history and insight into the lifestyles of early Ohio settlers and travelers. 

Free to attend. No advance registration required.


Take A Hike® - Ohio City Tour 

6 – 7:30 pm outside Lekko Coffee, 2529 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113

Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour of Ohio City. This tour highlights Ohio City’s architecture, early civic, religious, ethnic, and commercial history.

Event is free to attend; however, registration is requested.



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