Cleveland History Days returns with a vengeance for summer 2022 with events exploring the city’s past, present and future
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland History Days is making a comeback this summer after rolling back in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 10-day event runs from Friday June 24 through Sunday July 3 and will feature readings, talks, outdoor events, “Take a Hike” tours and other events designed to shed light on the past, present and the future of the city. Most events are free, but some require entry. Reservations are recommended.
A complete list can be found on the non-profit Canalway Partners website at channelwaypartners.com/clevelandhistorydays/.
The event is the brainchild of longtime Towpath Trail advocates Tim Donovan and Tom Yablonsky, and is co-sponsored by organizations including Canalway Partners and the Western Reserve Historical Society.
The Historical Society’s Cleveland History Center at 10825 East Blvd. will host a pre-launch event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, with a happy hour celebrating Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community.
The official kickoff on June 24 includes an opening ceremony at the History Center at 10:30 a.m., followed by a lunch at noon and a film screening dedicated to Cleveland inventor Garrett Morgan.
Other topics to explore during History Days include:
* William Stinchcomb and the creation of Cleveland Metroparks.
* The history of downtown Cleveland’s mall.
* Civic activism and the historic preservation movement in Cleveland.
* Adaptive reuse of mid-century modern architecture in the Erieview district.
* The Black Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland.
* Cozad-Bates House in the University Circle and the Underground Railroad.
* A visit to the University Circle.
* The history of Lake View Cemetery.
* Cleveland baseball history.
* The historic B&O Railroad Roundhouse.
* A bicycle tour of the Cuyahoga River Valley.