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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. Conversations will be moderated by Tom Yablonsky, Cleveland History Days co-founder and Historic Preservation & Environmental Affairs Advocate.

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Mark Duskey (Collector) & Franklin Piccirillo (co-Author, “The Cleveland Neighborhood Commercial Rehabilitation Manual”) Great Lakes Tourism and its opulent cruise ships during Cleveland’s Grand Era.

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch Break -or- Take a Library Tour Tour provided by Cleveland Public Library staff. Meet in the 1st Floor lobby of Main Library (325 Superior Ave.) Cleveland, OH 44114. A tour guide will meet them in the lobby to start the tour.

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Ken Silliman (Author, “Cleveland Sports Facilities: A 35 Year History”) Development of Cleveland’s downtown sports facilities and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings transformed downtown and created the Historic Gateway District.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Christopher Roy (Author, “Mr. Moser’s Neighborhood: The Intersection of Cleveland and Vaudeville”) The history of Cleveland’s first theater district and its buildings, and the stories behind what made the people and places famous.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: John Grabowski (Author) & Lauren Pacini (Photographer) (“The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History”) Cleveland’s industrial heritage, past and present. Is it a resource for a better future?

Free, Registration Required.

ADA compliant venue (doors, ramps, elevators, accessible restrooms).


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