Cleveland History Days Schedule - Saturday July 1


Cleveland Baseball History

10 am – 3:30 pm at Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, 6601 Lexington Avenue, 44103

A day-long celebration of Cleveland sports history led by brilliant authors and historians: Learn and explore the origins of baseball in Cleveland. Author Q&A to follow.

10:00 am & 1:00 pm Marc Bona, Author of Hidden History of Cleveland Sports

11:30 am & 2:30 pm: Ken Krsolovic & Brian Fritz, Author of History of League Park

$10 museum admission. Registration is preferred.



Take A Hike® - Canal Basin Tour 

10 – 11:30 am at Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour that highlights the history and redevelopment of Ohio & Erie Canal and Canal Basin. 

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



Ohio Freedom Path Hike

10 am – 12 pm at St John's Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Enjoy a 2-3 mile walk that follows a path of the Underground Railroad. Learn to use a new phone app that brings to life stories of daring escapes and the risks Ohio abolitionists took.



Cleveland History Days Talks at Cleveland Public Library

10:30 am – 4:30 pm at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 44114

Enjoy a full day of author talks, presentations and discussions presented by Cleveland History Days in the Stokes Auditorium of the beautiful and historic Cleveland Public Library, Main Library.

Event is free to attend; however, registration is requested for each presenter. 


10:30-11:30am: Dan Ruminski, The Cleveland Storyteller

Presentation Topic: Cleveland in the Guilded Age w/ special focus on John D. Rockefeller.

12-1pm:  Richard Sicha & Marcia Moll, PlaceMark Collaborative

Presentation Topic: Daniel Burnhams Mall /Cleveland City Beautiful Movement. This presentation will include updates about the effort by Placemark Collaborative and Canalway to designate Cleveland’s Historic Mall and Group Plan as a National Historic Landmark (NHL), the highest designation by the National Parks Service.

1-2pm: Library Tours provided by Cleveland Public Library staff

2-3pm: Mary Stockwell, Author of “The Other Trails of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians”

Presentation Topic: Ohio's moundbuilding civilizations, the state's historic tribes, and The Other Trails of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians. Author Q&A to follow.

3:30-4:30 pm: Cleveland Stories Untold: Missing Chapters 

Roundtable discussion with Tom Yablonsky, John Grabowski (Author, Cleveland Historian), and Tim Donovan on the Cleveland history books that have been published and the stories that have not yet been written.


Finding Hope: Cleveland and the Underground Railroad at the Cozad-Bates House – Open House

12-4 p.m. at Cozad-Bates House, 11508 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

The Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center highlights this area’s history as a center of anti-slavery activism and honors those seeking freedom through indoor exhibits and outdoor installations. Restore Cleveland Hope opens the interior exhibits Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. the outdoor grounds are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

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Great Lakes Expo: Fun On A Dump - Cleveland Metroparks 

3 – 4:30pm at CanalWay Center, 4524 East 49th St., Cuyahoga Heights, 44125

For two summers in the middle of the 1930s thousands of visitors thronged the lakefront in downtown Cleveland for the Great Lakes Expo. Stories and photos help to bring the story of Cleveland’s big party to life. Join Historian Judy MacKeigan as she delves into the history of the Great Lakes Expo with a particular focus on the role of the women involved.

Event is free to attend. No registration required.

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The Lantern Theatre presents, “Declaration Exploration”

2 – 3pm at Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens, 6709 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

A Reading of The Declaration of Independence with excerpts from Poor Richard’s Almanac and hits from the 1700’s. The Lantern Theatre is dedicated to producing theatre for the whole family that reveals and celebrates the history of our region, state, and country.

Tickets $20/person.

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