Eliot Ness: His Time as CLE’s Safety Director – Rebecca McFarland

Wednesday
11
Sep

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
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Corn Chowder Soup
    • Braised pot Roast
    • Boston Cream Pie

     

    Story topic this week…

    Eliot Ness: His Time as CLE’s Safety Director
    Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1942. In these short years, Eliot Ness made an impact on the city of Cleveland that has lasted for generations. He came at a time when our city was very corrupt and when it was regarded as the most dangerous city in the country. Within a few short years we were awarded the “National Safety Award” thanks to Eliot’s relentless pursuit of justice and honesty. Two of his 3 wives were popular in their own right within the artistic community of Cleveland. Today’s photos and stories will share the Eliot Ness that you won’t get from the movies – because, in this case, the truth is more fascinating than fiction.
     

    Rebecca McFarland Bio

    Rebecca McFarland is internationally recognized as an expert on the life and times of Eliot Ness. Her research has been requested for magazines, books, movies, radio and television specials. “A&E Biography” and the “History Channel” featured her on their programs with regard to Cleveland crime in the 1930s. People Magazine as well as international press came to cover the funeral of Eliot Ness that she coordinated in 1997. She is a fourth generation Clevelander who enjoys researching and sharing a variety of topics on Cleveland’s history. She serves on several committees impacting Cleveland as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Police Historical Society as well as the Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council. She currently works in marketing for both the American Library Association and Estates Landscaping.
     
    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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