Cleveland A to Z Revisited – John Grabowski

Thursday
06
Aug

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, $5 Food & Beverage Voucher, Dining Reservations Required
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    Hi Everyone,

    We are excited to be reopening the Music Box. We plan to continue our storyteller series this summer, but we are moving it to Thursday nights.

    We are also making another change. We need to spread out our guests for appropriate social distancing. So, seating will be limited. We are asking people to purchase a $5 food & beverage voucher to confirm a seat. This voucher will be good on this night only. A little ‘skin in the game,’ so people are more likely to show up and enjoy the night. We won’t have seats go unused.

    We will be strictly adhering to all the guidelines issued by the State of Ohio. So, you can be assured we are doing these safely.

    Mike Miller

    P.S. Please be sure to still make a dining reservation in Open Table.

In accordance with Ohio regulations, congregating is not permitted, so plan to enjoy the show from your seat. Table reservations are required, and our host will seat you at least 6’ from the next table.

We kindly request guests depart immediately following the presentation. Feel free to visit outdoors, with other patrons, following distancing guidelines.
 

JohnGrabowski


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

  • Popular series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland
  • Purchase of a $5 Food & Beverage Voucher is required for admission
  • Reservations are required, up to 10 guests per table, to enable social distancing requirements between tables.
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Beet Salad
    • Sausage & Peppers
    • Spumoni

Story topic this week…

Cleveland A to Z Revisited
Did you know that Anna Perkins once shocked Cleveland citizens by selling newspapers while dressed in male clothing on Public Square or that Moses Cleaveland was as much an investor and speculator as a “leader of men?” Author, professor, and historian John Grabowski returns to share more stories about Cleveland’s history. John’s research interests have centered on American immigration, public history and the disjuncture between academic and popular history. If you love a Cleveland history, you don’t want to miss tonight’s Cleveland Stories.
 

John Grabowski Bio

John J. Grabowski holds a joint position as the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History at Case Western Reserve University and the Krieger-Mueller Historian and Senior Vice President for Research and Publications at the Western Reserve Historical Society. He also serves as the editor of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography, both of which are available online. His research interests center on American immigration, public history, and the disjuncture between “academic” and “popular” history. John has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. His most recent book is a history of Bilkent, Turkey’s first private, foundation-funded 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.
 

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