The Prohibition Era was the bloodiest period in Cleveland History. Try to keep track of the mob hits as rival gangs brutally battle to control the city’s rackets. Many of the mob leaders didn’t survive the period, a few lived to a ripe old age, and some became respected icons in the community and beyond.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two kids from Glenville High School, created the world’s most enduring Superhero. Meet the original Superman and learn how he was influenced by the boy’s lives in Cleveland!
Baby Boomers who came of age in Cleveland listened and danced to rock music at venues like The Agora, The Plato and the Hullabaloo Clubs. Come and share your memories and listen to audio clips from bands like The Raspberries, Rastus, Glass Harp and The James Gang!
In the 1930’s stormtroopers were marching in Parma and local auto-workers were being recruited for jobs in German factories. Learn how Rabbi Silver’s League for Human Rights led the fight against the fascists in our town.
Dennis and his wife, Mary, have five beautiful grandchildren. Two of their grandsons (Dylan and Sean) have been diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia, more commonly known as A-T.
A-T is an extremely rare, genetic disease. A-T causes progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems and a high rate of cancer. Sean is already a cancer survivor. He was treated for B-cell lymphoma when he was 2 years old.
Because A-T is so rare, it gets little attention and even less funding. The A-T Children’s Project (atcp.org) was started to raise funds for research and life improving therapies for children with A-T.
The vision was a venue that would draw thousands for events like boxing, football, track, soccer, operas and community celebrations - with baseball as the lynchpin. The new stadium would bolster the economy, increase tax revenues and elevate Cleveland’s status. But there was a problem: the Cleveland Indians didn’t want to play there!
Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland Mob’s operations. The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker “Bomb City USA!”
This highly interactive program will test your knowledge of Cleveland’s hometown heroes. Some of the celebrities are easy to identify, while others present more of a challenge!
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It’s autumn 1945. Movie star Jane Russell has taken up residence in Cleveland to be with her husband, Bob Waterfield, who is leading the Cleveland Rams to the NFL Championship game.
Originally known as Doan’s Corners, the area began as a stagecoach stop on the road from Buffalo to Cleveland. In the first half of the 20th Century it became an entertainment Mecca offering Clevelander’s a taste of New York City high-life. By the 1970’s it was referred to as an “inner-city Disneyland’ and was the flash-point for battles with the city’s power structure. Today it is part of the sprawling campus of Cleveland Clinic. Program includes audio clips from famous celebrities who performed in the neighborhood.
Baby boomers raised in Cleveland grew up with a variety of unique children’s television hosts – including the lovable Barnaby, the affable Captain Penny and the outrageous Ghoulardi. Relive the days of early television and along the way, have fun with some children’s television trivia.
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