Cleveland Calamities: A History of Storms, Fires and Pestilence – Alan Dutka


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Hurricane Soup
    • Four Alarm Chicken
    • Snow Ball


    Story topic this week…

    Cleveland Calamities: A history of Storms, Fires, and Pestilence
    A pseudo tidal wave pounded the Lake Erie shore from Bay Village to Pennsylvania, mayflies swarmed the downtown area by the millions, and a June blizzard raged in the city. Here are the tales of Cleveland’s greatest blizzards, most destructive tornadoes, nastiest snowstorms, worst floods and so much more. Join Cleveland author Alan F. Dutka as he explores intriguing stories of famous and lesser-known Forest City disasters.

    Alan Dutka Bio

    Native Clevelander Alan Dutka is a retired executive, author, and popular speaker at historical societies, libraries and community centers. He has written nine books, including Cleveland in the Gilded Age. Alan earned a BA and MS from Cleveland State University, and an MS from Case Western Reserve University.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

    See all Cleveland Stories dates here.


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