June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Cleveland History Days kicks off on Friday, June 21st with a short opening ceremony and the Burning River Festival at the old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island and concludes with the closing ceremonies on Sunday, June 30th at the 2nd annual Kupala Ukranian Heritage Festival in Tremont. There are a variety of events and activities planned for the duration that include the 40th annual Tri-C JazzFest, Blazing Paddles on the Cuyahoga River, Author’s Night at the Music Box Supper Club, a program about the 1995 Cleveland Indians at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, the annual tour of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, walking tours and bike tours throughout the downtown area and two open houses at Midwest Railway Preservation Society. The complete list of events is listed here. Note – some details are still being ironed out, so check back.
Cleveland’s history is America’s history. Predicted for greatness by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. A city founded on the shores of Lake Erie. Shaped by a crooked Cuyahoga River that defined its identity and grew its wealth. A wealth fueled by the many immigrant groups that settled here. It is a city that emerged from the Gilded Age as a leader in policy and programs, building not only a great city but a greater civilization. This same river would catch fire on a hot summer day in June of 1969. It became a poster child of a national movement to save the environment. Today, industrial freighters share a clean Cuyahoga River with wildlife and recreational watercraft. Cleveland is writing a new chapter in its comeback story. Visit Cleveland History Days and explore a downtown of restored architectural wonders and a transforming river valley.