Crooked River Conversations Continue @ Western Reserve Historical Society

Sun 8/11 @ 1-4PM

So you thought you were done hearing about the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire and the resulting impetus for cleaning up our water? Nope — even though the June Xtinguish/Cleveland50 anniversary activities are over, there will continue to be educational events and opportunities.

There’s another “Crooked River Conservation” this week at the Western Reserve History Society called “Culture, Identity & Coverage.” CSU history professor Dr. Mark Souther; WCPN host and one of the first reporters on the site of the fire, Joe Mosbrook Sr; and Elaine Marsh of Friends of the Crooked River will speak at a panel moderated by central Lake Erie project manager an Xtinguish founder Peter Bode. They’ll explore what the fire meant for Cleveland’s image nationally.

The panel runs from 1-2:30. From 2:30-3, there’ll be a Q&A and refreshments. Then from 3-4pm there’ll be a talking tour, browsing artifacts in WRHS’s collection relating to the fire. It’s free with the $10 admission — which includes two rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Registration is encouraged but not essential.


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