Shaker Historical Society Prohibition Exhibition

This new exhibition examines how Prohibition affected Shaker Heights residents. The way they lived, worked and entertained. Many of the homes in Shaker Heights have wine cellars and bars. The exhibition brings those once private spaces to light and to life for the public. Additionally, it will look at the rise of homebrewing and the cocktail.

The Shaker Historical Society was created in 1947. Its mission is to tend to the stewardship of the region’s most important histories. The organization does this through respectful discovery, collection, preservation and public demonstrations. The Shaker Historical Society is intended to uphold the traditions and heritage of the Shaker sect, Warrensville Township and Shaker Heights.

The home of The Shaker Historical Society is arranged on the grounds of the previous North Union Center Family’s apple plantation and vegetable garden and was the previous home of Louis Myers, a land specialist for the Van Sweringen Company, and his significant other, Blanche. From the Myers Mansion we work an exhibition hall, an open research library and files, a workmanship display, a nearby shop and network of cultivated flower beds.

Exhibit Located at Shaker Historical Museum

Special Exhibition: The Photography of Gil Gonzalez

This exclusive show features photography by Gil Gonzalez. Gonzalez has photographed a variety of subject matter and will share some of his favorite work in this exhibit. On the first of May, the museum curators will include nature photography by Kristina Smith. Admission to the exhibit is free. Sponsored by The Fremont Company and Walmart.

The Hayes Presidential Center, Inc. operates and manages the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. As an NPO, the Hayes Presidential Library and Museum receives the majority of its funding through the Rutherford B. Hayes–Lucy Webb Hayes Foundation. The State of Ohio  provides yearly donation administered through the Ohio History Connection.

Thurs., Feb. 1–Sun., July 1, 2018
February Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
March – July Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday, April 1

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont

The Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival, Minerva, OH

Minerva’s celebration of art and music, the Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival, is set for Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on Minerva’s Historic North Market Street. It will feature professional and student jazz bands, interactive art activities for all ages, professional and amateur art exhibits, food and more.

Performing will be Denny Ott, Henrique Alvim (Brazilian jazz), the Jen Maurer Duo (blues & jazz), the John Trapani Big Band (big band), and S’yVelt (jazz & funk), as well has jazz bands from Minerva, Northwest, Beaver and McKinley high schools.

There will be an exhibit of LEGO works of art in Komodo Dragon Martial Arts, as well as strolling magic by Tim Angeloni, juggling and balloon creations by Joe Delagrange, a knitting circle, a drum circle, kids’ art area, demonstrating artists, a gathering of woodturners, food, crafters, and more.

While you are there you can also check out Minerva’s many mural style paintings.

Large murals throughout downtown help tell the history of Minerva. Downtown’s newest mural, displayed on three separate panels on the side of the Chuckalovchak building [227 N. Market St.], depicts Market Street in the 1950s.

The panels show vintage cars lining the brick street and a crowd of people standing along the sidewalk waiting to get into the Roxy Theater. The Isaly’s store and the Hart Mansion also appear in the background. The artwork is an enlargement of a painting by Ohio artist Dave Barnhouse that hangs in the Hart Mansion.

Another mural can be found on seven windows of the Minerva Area Historical Society’s Haas Museum [128 N. Market St.], painted by Canton artist Patrick Buckohr in 2005. The panels display historical scenes of the village, including the Minerva Cabin—which is the birthplace of the town’s namesake, Minerva Ann Thomas—and Union School, Pennock House, Minerva Park, Minerva Milling Co., Jackson Hotel and the Minerva Power Plant.

Come on out and enjoy a family friendly festival in beautiful Minerva, Ohio.

34th Annual Lebanon Quilt and Fabric Art Show

If you are headed down toward southwestern Ohio this weekend and want to take in something rather unique you can check out the 34th Annual Lebanon and Quilt and Fabric Art Show.

The even includes a special exhibit: Quilts in Bloom – a special exhibit of handmade quilts, many of which were hand quilted by members of the Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs. For over 15 years this group of avid gardeners and quilters has made a raffle quilt as a fund raiser for the Council, raising thousands of dollars each year to maintain the Lebanon Station (old fashioned train station). Each garden club member will display several quilts from their personal collection.

Vendors from around the country will offer quilts, quilting & craft supplies, patterns, fabrics, vintage textiles, & more! For a list of vendors, click here. Delicious food on site: Gourmet Sandwiches, Salads, and baked goods, as well as a selection of coffee, tea, soda, and bottled water will be available for sale.

Jody Victor