Saturday, June 27 – July 4

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Midwest Railway Preservation Society Open House & Tour

Live Event

Midwest Railway Preservation Society invites you to visit, enjoy, and find out how they are growing! In their open houses and special tours, learn how railroads helped make Cleveland an industrial giant.

  • Climb on board the “Mount Baxter”, an original, elegant “parlor coach” from the 1930s which also was used by TriStar pictures for filming of the movie “The Natural” with Robert Redford.
  • Hear the history of the famous “4070” steam locomotive and see her inside the Roundhouse.
  • Learn what it takes to be part of a train crew in a caboose.
  • Caboose ride behind the Alco diesel 123 engine (Saturday’s only)

Suggested Donation for Saturday admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Kids under 3 are free. On weekday admission children are free. All proceeds are used for restoration efforts. Please wear closed-toe shoes as the site is still in rough condition. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing as open houses occur rain or shine. Office phone number is (216) 781-3629. Register for the tours at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16741/midwest-railway-preservation-society

The Historic B&O Roundhouse is located at 2800 W. 3rd St., Cleveland OH 44113. Google Maps Link

Previous Events

Wednesday, July 1

1 p.m.

Tragedy to Championship: the Cleveland Indians 1920 World Series Championship, with Scott Longert

Baseball Heritage Museum

Facebook Live (replay link)

Take a virtual tour of the Baseball Heritage Museum and relive the joy of the Cleveland Indians winning their first World Series Championship at League Park in 1920.

Museum Director Ricardo Rodriguez will guide you through the museum’s exhibits and artifacts. Avid baseball historian Scott Longert follows, drawing from his trilogy on Cleveland Indians Baseball history to discuss the Indians’ first World Series Championship, fueled in part by the on-field death of Ray Chapman.

The tour and discussion will be via a Facebook Live stream on Canalway Partners Facebook https://www.facebook.com/canalwaypartners/

Scott Longert’s baseball books can be purchased on Amazon

Tuesday, June 30

12 noon

Cleveland A to Z with John Grabowski

Western Reserve Historical Society

ZOOM Stream

Register at https://www.wrhs.org/events/virtual-book-discussion-cleveland-a-to-z/

Join John Grabowski for a discussion of his book Cleveland A to Z, a very different guide to Cleveland. Cleveland A to Z is not a typical city guide. Rather than concentrating solely on the usual topics—landmarks, restaurants, shopping, and notable facts—this guide touches on deeper themes related to Cleveland’s people, places, stories, and events. He will provide a sampling of the 72 articles in the book that examine the city’s rich history, while also hinting at the issues, attitudes, and even the quirks that define Cleveland’s character. Cleveland A to Z is an ideal entry point for a fuller exploration of the city’s history. You can purchase a copy of “Cleveland A to Z” at https://www.wrhs.org/product/cleveland-a-to-z/

Saturday, June 27

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Station Hope 2020: A Virtual Celebration of Hope. A Dialogue for Change.

Cleveland Public Theater

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=975446502893118

Station Hope—this year, a virtual festival—is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice history and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. Engage with local artists as they envision, interrogate, and seek out hope from where they are stationed. Audience members will participate virtually and witness livestreamed performances of theatre, music, storytelling, and dance inspired by the most important issues of our time. CPT Staff will broadcast (safely and responsibly) from the historic grounds of Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John’s Episcopal Church.

For details, go to: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/station-hope-20/

Friday, June 26

4 p.m – 8 p.m (Tour)

5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m (Live Chalk Art)

Tremont: Epicenter of Immigration

Self-Guided Tour & Chalk Art-Walk

This 90-minute self guided tour will lead you around the perimeter of Lincoln Park in Tremont and features many of the churches and other institutions built by (and for) successive waves of immigrants from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.

As you stroll through the neighborhood, you’ll read fascinating facts and learn about the central role Tremont played in the Cleveland’s story of immigration. Along the way, you’ll encounter local artists creating chalk artworks inspired by Cleveland immigration stories.

Start your walk at the Lincoln Park gazebo and follow the Cleveland History Days signs from stop to stop.

Click this link to download a high-rez copy of the Walking Tour map.

Click this link to download the Walking Tour written directions.

Contributing Artists:

Jason Baumgartner

Brian Cleveland

Melissa Griggs

Dante Rodriguez

Debra Sue Solecki

Friday, June 26

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

History on Tap: PRIDE

Western Reserve Historical Society

Live Zoom Presentation

Join Western Reserve Historical Society for a virtual version of their popular “History on Tap” This month’s theme: PRIDE. Grab a cocktail and join us for this online happy hour as we discuss the rich history of the LGBTQ+ community, including the birth of the LGBT Community Center, local activism, and more.

Enjoy presentations from our Cleveland history experts (plus some very special guests), engage in live Q&A, and even learn a fun new drink recipe or two! Click below to reserve your spot.

Note: This event will be held through the Zoom platform. When you register, Western Reserve Historical Society will email you a link that will allow you to join, as well as all necessary login information and instructions. Register at https://www.wrhs.org/events/virtual-history-on-tap-pride/

Thursday, June 25

12:30 p.m.

Cozad-Bates House – University Circle

Facebook Live

Stories of resilience. Stories of inspiration. Stories of Hope.

Ultimately, history is the study and stories of people. It allows us to constantly evaluate and reconsider the stories we tell ourselves about who we are today. In difficult times, we can turn to history to help us make sense of today’s challenges. 

Join Canalway Partners for a celebration and discussion of the history of the Cozad-Bates House with celebratory music especially assembled for this event from Hue People.

Chris Ronayne, board chair of Canalway Partners and president of University Circle Inc., owner of the Cozad-Bates House since 2006, will be joined by CSU’s Dr. Ronnie Dunn, who, as a complement to his expertise in social policy and equity, brought Project 400 to Cleveland in 2019. The program will include a sneak peak of “Station HOPE”, an annual celebration of resilience and exploration of equity from Cleveland Public Theatre.

Join the program, LIVE on Canalway Partners’ Facebook.

Thursday, June 25

7 p.m.

Stories About Short Vincent and Millionaire’s Row

Music Box Supper Club

Live Event

Music Box Supper Club’s Author’s Night features Alan Dutka, author of “Short Vincent: The Theatrical Grill and Its Notorious Neighbors and Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row”, along with a number of other books about Cleveland’s history. Alan Dutka will dive into Cleveland’s notorious neighborhoods and share stories about the area’s infamous characters – from powerful politicians and influential industrial leaders on Millionaires’ Row to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in The Theatrical Grill.

Register for “Stories About Short Vincent and Millionairess Row at this link