Friday, July 9, 2021

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Tremont: Epicenter of Immigration

Self-Guided Tour & Chalk Art-Walk

TOUR – The 90-minute self-guided tour highlights 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. Tour Starts at Lincoln Park (get map)

ART – Along the way, you’ll encounter local artists creating chalk artworks inspired by Cleveland immigration stories. 2021 Artists: Melissa Griggs, Dante Rodriguez, Debra Sue Solecki, Cassandra Harner, Brian Cleveland, and Claudio Orso.

MUSIC – Live music from Harmonia, performing live at the Ukrainian Museum Archives from 6-8pm. The program will consist of Ukrainian traditional music, drawn from the repertoire called troyista muzyka. This is the music traditionally played at weddings both in villages in Ukraine and among Ukrainian immigrants in the United States. This is a living tradition and we frequently play this for wedding processions to and from the church, as well as for the brama which is the event at the bride’s house early on the wedding day where negotiations between the groom’s party and bride’s family take place, and where permission to marry is formally asked and given, Undoubtedly this music was frequently played in Tremont during its heyday as a center of immigration.

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

Walkabout Tremont is also happening that evening from 5-9 pm with more art, food, drink, pop-up vendors, and street performers!

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

Click this link to download the Walking Tour written directions.