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.
The Cincinnati Art Museum will be featuring an exciting new exhibit that showcases 120 some objects that will include some the famous Terracotta figures warriors from ancient China, along with other artifacts like arms, armor, bronze vessels, gold and silver work, jade carvings, jewelry and ceramics. The pieces hail from art museums and historical institutes all over Shaanxi province, China.
All the objects date from the Pre-Qin period (770-221 BC) up until the Qin dynasty (which lasted from 221-206 BC). All the objects come from the emperor’s mausoleum as well as aristocrats’ and nomads’ tombs.
The pieces will help visitors understand the rich cultural heritage—history, myths and burials—of ancient China.
The world-renowned Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures which represent the army of Qin Shi Huang. Huang was the first Emperor of China. The funerary art was buried with the emperor around 210 BC. They were meant to protect him in the afterlife. Other figures found in the tomb included non-military figures such as court officials, strongmen and acrobats, all presumably meant to serve Huang in the afterlife.
The exhibit runs through the summer to August 12th.
From March 2016 until October 2016 you can experience the legacy of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Hoover family through an exhibit of their elegant Victorian home.
Tours begin in a surprisingly modest 1840s building the Hoover family called home for a year till they could build their farmhouse. Visitors are briefed on family history and original business of leather tanning.
The evolution of cleaning devices is shown here with floor cleaning devices from the mid-1800s through early 1900s. Hoover’s entry into floor care is introduced in the Victorian farmhouse. The story of Hoover’s entry into floor care is discovered in the guest parlor amid family furnishings. The history of Hoover Company growth and worldwide expansion includes photographs, vintage products, advertising, and war memorabilia.
WWII display includes Hoover-produced war materiels; Company awards; photographs evacuees from England who had temporary homes in Stark County. Photos of Hoover floats and awards from Pro Football Hall of Fame Parades on exhibit. Vintage ladies’ fashions throughout enhance displays that end with Hoover’s 100th Anniversary product line in 2008.
The enchanting herb gardens of the home will be open June-October.
Tours are conducted hourly at 1pm until 4pm Thursday through Saturday. Group tours require advance reservations and available weekday mornings and afternoons
Right under Ohioan’s noises is a very small village named Zoar. Like many who came to America, Zoar Village’s founders, known as The Society of Separatists of Zoar, came to escape religious persecution. These separatists, or Zoarites, traveled from Württemberg, Germany due to their differences in theology with the dominant Lutheran beliefs of the region.
The Zoarites founded their colony in 1817 on 5,000 acres of land they purchased without having first seen. The village struggled for many years to figure out how to best pay off the loans used to purchase the land. In the 1820’s the State of Ohio required that some of the community’s land be used as a right of way for the Ohio Erie Canal. The state gave the Zoarites two options: either the state would hire someone to dig the canal or pay the Zoarites for the digging labors themselves. The Zoarites were able to pay off their loans by helping to dig a portion of the Ohio Erie Canal.
After approximately eighty years of living as a communal society, in 1898, the village voted to disband the communal society and divided the land amongst the remaining residents.
Today much of the village has been restored by the local historical society and private owners. Some of the German-style village is operated as a museum and run costumed reenactors who will teach visitors about the agrarian, Zoarite way of life, while other buildings serve as shops, restaurants and private residences.The village also features the Historic Zoar Garden, a two and one half acre flower garden based on images of from the Book of Revelations and other religious allegory related to the Zoarites’ beliefs.
Zoar Village offers a variety of activities and tourist attractions as well as special events.
Did you know “zoar” is a word taken from the Bible meaning “place of refuge”?
Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, October 4, in history.
1582 Last day of the Julian calendar in Italy, many Catholic countries 1636 First code of law for Plymouth Colony 1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen 1777 Battle of Germantown 1824 Mexico becomes a republic 1830 Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands 1862 Battle of Corinth ends 1864 National black convention meets (Syracuse NY) 1864 New Orleans Tribune, first black daily newspaper, forms 1883 Orient Express’ 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail 1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “The Problem of Thor Bridge” (BG) 1901 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America’s Cup 1906 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36) of the year 1910 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England 1912 Nicaraguan Gen Zeledon, opponent of US occupation, is executed 1913 Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game 1916 Market Street’s “Path of Gold” lit for 1st time 1923 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for the shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns the decision 1924 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series (World Series #21) 1926 Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower 1928 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals 1931 The comic strip Dick Tracy by Chester Gould debuts 1940 Adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps 1940 Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off 1944 The St Louis World Series-Cards vs Browns – St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance (World Series #41) 1948 Cleveland Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game 1949 American Contract Bridge League votes 58«% to keep blacks out 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7 (World Series #52) 1955 Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul 1957 “Leave It to Beaver,” debuts on CBS 1957 USSR launches Sputnik I, the 1st artificial Earth satellite 1958 5th French republic established 1958 Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC) 1959 First world series (World Series #56) game played west of St Louis (in LA) 1959 USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon’s far side 1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit 1962 USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300 m 1962 Whitey Ford’s world series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends World Series #59) 1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government 1964 3 cars of a commuter train derail in South Africa killing 81 1964 Patriots’ Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos 1964 St Louis Cards clinch NL pennant 1965 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN) 1965 USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon 1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) 1967 First World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers (World Series #64) 1969 UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters 1969 Baseball’s 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings 1970 Jan Stenerud of Kansas City Chiefs kicks 55-yard field goal 1970 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1971 Borden’s opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World 1974 John Lennon releases “Walls & Bridges” album 1976 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke 1977 Pier 39 opens in SF 1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I 1981 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant 1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car 1984 US government closes down due to budget problems 1984 Yankees clinch AL East 1985 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia 1985 Shite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley 1987 First “Scrub Sunday” of NFL football with replacement players 1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win the AL pennant 1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals) 1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid 1990 Regional elections held, in what was East Germany 1991 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier