The Collinwood Tragedy: The Worst School Fire in History – James Badal

Wednesday
26
Feb

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

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

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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
  • FREE ADMISSION – NO COVER CHARGE
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Cole Slaw
    • Fish Sticks with Macaroni & Cheese
    • Cherry Crisp

     

    Story topic this week…

    The Collinwood Tragedy: The Worst School Fire in History
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    For this Cleveland Stories panel, author James Badal will discuss the devastating tragedy and the community’s response to the Collinwood School Fire. Badal’s extensive research reveals how the citizens of Collinwood were desperate to find someone to blame. Rumor and suspicion splintered the grieving community. Meanwhile, many also rose to the challenge of healing and recovering like city charities, churches, and multiple relief agencies. Fundraising efforts to assist families totaled over $50,000—more than $1 million today!
     

    James Badal Bio

    James Badal is an American true crime writer. His works include In the Wake of the Butcher (about the Kingsbury Run Torso Murders), Though Murder Has No Tongue (about the only person arrested as the Butcher—who, by the way, Jim exonerates in this book), and Twilight of Innocence (about the Beverly Potts disappearance in 1951). Jim is considered an expert in unsolved true crimes that occurred in Cleveland.
     
    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.
     

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