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December 2018

Laura DeMarco: Cleveland Then and Now

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cleveland has suffered highs and lows over the last two hundred years. The city became wealthy in the industrial age, financing grand civic buildings and funding the mansions on Millionaires' Row. Industry declined post-war, reaching its nadir when the polluted Cuyahoga River was set ablaze in 1969. It was a turning point. Today, downtown has been being revitalized, the city is home to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and “Burning River” is the name of a popular local beer, not…

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January 2019

Baseball Book Club: Jack and Larry- Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jack and Larry is the heartwarming story of a man, a dog, and a baseball team. Leadoff batter for the Cleveland American League team from 1910-22, Jack Graney was loved for many reasons, not least among them the fact that he owned Larry, bull terrier mascot of the woebegone, 102-losses, 48-games-out team that struggled to prove itself worthy. Larry, too, was loved, not only by the Cleveland fans, but by porters, bellhops, ship captains and trolly car conductors in all American…

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March 2019

Author Susan Petrone: Throw Like a Woman

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In honor of Woman's History Month. About the Book: "Forty years old, divorced, with two sons on the verge of adolescence and an ex-husband who considers visitation to be optional, Brenda Haversham isn't having a whole lot of fun. She's also no longer qualified for the work she loves, so she's working in a cubicle instead while trying to make ends meet. Brenda is short on money, short on connection with her kids, and short on any kind of social…

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April 2019

Baseball Book Club: From the Dugouts to the Trenches Baseball During the Great War

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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The United States entered World War One 102 years ago today. Baseball, like the rest of the country, changed dramatically when the United States entered World War I, and Jim Leeke brings these changes to life in From the Dugouts to the Trenches. He deftly describes how the war obliterated big league clubs and largely dismantled the Minor Leagues, as many prominent players joined the military and went overseas. By the war’s end more than 1,250 ballplayers, team owners, and sportswriters would…

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Folk Hero Forever: The Eclectic, Enthralling Baseball Life of Luke Easter

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of his trailblazing 1949 debut, this spirited presentation and discussion will focus on the baseball exploits of Luke Easter, former Cleveland Indians slugger. Please join Alex Painter, author of 'Folk Hero Forever: The Eclectic, Enthralling Baseball Life of Luke Easter', for an afternoon dedicated to the oft-forgotten but nonetheless spectacular baseball feats of Easter. The eleventh player to break baseball's color barrier, thousands watched in amazement throughout his career as the towering yet mysterious Easter hit…

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June 2019

Father’s Day at the Museum: Dogs with Dad

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family and your memories and get ready to make new ones as we  celebrate dads and family time at historic League Park. We will have an old fashioned listening party beginning at 1 pm so plan to gather  around the radio to listen to the Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers. Meet the Cleveland Indians Hot Dog Mascots from 2 to 3 pm We'll  have board games to play together and stories to read. Have fun…

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July 2019

Book Signing: One Summer Day in America July 13 1954 with Author Jim Mollenkopf

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Author Jim Mollenkopf will be at the Museum for a book signing. This is not a formal presentation but it is a chance to meet the author of the book that will help you experience July 13, 1954 as it happened.  

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Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Eric C Gray has written a book about folks' experiences with baseball on many diverse levels. The book is titled Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and is published by Palmetto Publishing. The book contains memories about being with family, meeting stars, watching and playing the game at various levels, and many other wide-ranging chapters. At its heart, it is really a human interest book in a baseball setting, filled with stories that will make you…

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August 2019

Rocky Colavito: Cleveland’s Iconic Slugger with Author Mark Sommer

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet the author and celebrate Rocky's birthday with us! Rocky Colavito captivated fans during the 1950s and 1960s with his movie-star looks, boyish enthusiasm, powerful batting and cannon-like arm. "Rocky Colavito: Cleveland's Iconic Slugger" by Mark Sommer is the first comprehensive biography of "the Rock" in more than a half century. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register here  

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September 2019

Mrs. Morhard and the Boys and “The Little World Series” at League Park

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard never waited for something to happen. At twelve years old, fiercely independent Josephine left her family’s Pennsylvania farm to start a new life. Coming of age during one of the most devastating times in America, and weathering two bad marriages, Josephine put her personal problems…

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