Topic: The Election of Carl Stokes –
50 Years Ago Cleveland Made History!
Storyteller: Susan L. Hall

Wednesday
31
May

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:07:00 pm
  • Doors open:05:00 pm
  • All Ages, General Admission, Dining Reservations Required

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Featuring Susan L. Hall
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:
    • Wedge Salad
    • Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich Au Jus with Fries
    • Chocolate Mousse

     

Story topic this week…

The Election of Carl Stokes – 50 Years Ago Cleveland Made History! – Cleveland Stories takes you back 50 years to the historic election of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of any major city. Not only did Stokes break important ground, but he laid out an agenda that’s to this day incorporated into Cleveland’s foundation. Many say his two terms as our mayor changed the course of this city’s history. Join Director of Community Relations & Curator at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society Susan L. Hall for an inside look at the man who shaped Cleveland.

 

Susan L. Hall Bio

Susan L. Hall is Director of Community Relations & Curator at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Susan is the curator of the upcoming “Carl & Louis Stokes: Making History” exhibit that opens on November 2, 2017. Susan joined the CHC/WRHS in 2005 as the Associate Curator for the African American History Collection and served as curator for the exhibits “Carl & Louis Stokes: From The Projects to Politics” and “Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole.” Susan is also the President of Hall Creative Productions, her own company that creates public art historic markers and produces community events. The historic markers tell the stories and histories of people through pictures and text and have been installed in the Mt. Pleasant and Union Miles neighborhoods. Since 2010 she has served as the co-chair for the annual 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Labor Day Parade & Festival, where last year Hillary Clinton made a campaign appearance. She is a member of the Chairs Council for Ideastream after serving six terms on the Board of Trustees
 
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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