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Presidents in Art around Cleveland – Garfield

James A. Garfield was the 20th President of the Untied States. He was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1831. He represented Ohio in the House for nine terms. In 1880, he became the Republican nominee for President and won that November. His term as President was only four months long, when on July 2, […]

Black History Month – Cleveland Buckeyes

Cleveland has been home to many sports franchises and teams in Baseball’s Negro Leagues were no exception. Many of the teams only lasted about year and included the Cleveland Tate Stars, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Elites and the Cleveland Hornets to name a few. The most successful team was the Cleveland Buckeyes. The Cleveland […]

Cleveland Public Library turns 150!

This month the Cleveland Public Library turns 150 years old! It began with one location in 1869 and today includes the main campus downtown along with 27 branches throughout Cleveland. The Main Building downtown was designed by Walker and Weeks and opened in 1925. The Louis Stokes Wing was added in 1997. Not just books, […]

Miss Saigon in Cleveland

Cleveland is home to Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district in the US. Last night I saw “Miss Saigon” at the Key Bank State Theater, one of the eleven theaters that make up the district. “Miss Saigon” was an amazing performance and very moving show! The cast was incredible. It will continue through February […]

Black History Month – Carl Stokes

Carl Stokes was mayor of Cleveland from 1967 – 1971. He was the first African-American elected to mayor in a large US city. In 1967 he ran against Seth Chase Taft, the grandson of former President Taft and won. Carl Stokes was born in 1927 in Cleveland. His family lived in the first public housing […]

Black History Month – Jesse Owens

February is Black History Month, therefore we will be taking a look throughout the month at famous African- American Clevelanders. We start with Jesse Owens. Born James Cleveland Owens, he moved from Alabama to Cleveland in his youth with his family as part of the Great Migration north for many African-Americans. Jesse Owens was a […]

CSU Wellfest

Today we were very fortunate to participate in CSU Wellfest – Get Well Now Wellness Fair on the Cleveland State University campus. We had a table talking about our walking tours of downtown Cleveland. We had several giveaways and are happy to announce Tanner B. won our Instagram contest and Jordan B. won our Cleveland […]