Did you know that the Cleveland Heights Historical Society offers programming focused around local history in conjunction with the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission? In May, the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission will offer a series of programs focused around the theme of preservation. No registration is required to attend these programs.
Cleveland Heights’ “Emerald Necklace”: Parks, Property, and Politics
Monday, May 1, 7 p.m. – Heights Main Library / Meeting Room A and B
For more than a century, our parks have been important players in the city’s economic and political life. Initially intended to enhance the property values of an ambitious young suburb, our parks also sometimes enhanced the political reputations of its elected officials. Most often places that promoted political unity and harmony, our parks have sometimes done the opposite. Presented by Marian Morton, Professor Emeritus of History at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Heights Historical Society.
From the Shakers to Shaker Heights Park: The Curious History of Why A Part of Cleveland Heights Once Called Itself ’The Real Shaker Heights.’”
Wednesday, May 9, 7pm – Heights Main Library / Meeting Room A and B
Learn about the history of North Union, the sale of the Shaker property, and the role of the Van Sweringen brothers in developing the old Shaker property located along both sides of Doan Brook. Presented by Virginia Dawson, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Heights Historical Society.
Monday, May 21, 7pm – Heights Main Library / Meeting Room A and B
What are the important architectural features on an older house? What should be repaired rather than replaced? This program looks at the importance of taking a preservation approach in our homes and neighborhoods. It also highlights some common preservation blunders. Presented in conjunction with the Cleveland Heights Historical Society.