Cleveland Storyteller's Speaking Engagements

While there are many great pioneers in Cleveland's past, these are summaries of the people and stories you'll learn about in Dan Ruminski's talks and on this site.

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October

Title of Talk: Cleveland's Millionaires’ Row and the Van Sweringen Brothers
October 15, 2017 2:00 pm
Country Estate of the Van Sweringen Brothers
3450 Roundwood Road, Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022 - Directions
Private tours of the first floor to follow
$25 admission fee; proceeds benefit Gates Mills Historical Society and Cleveland Restoration Society & Hunting Valley Historical Society
Contact: 440-951-1323

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
October 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Lakewood Historical Society Women's Board Meeting
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
October 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Parkside Church-The Commons Room
7100 Pettibone Road, Bainbridge - Directions
$10.00 per person, includes dinner and talk
Registration Required

Title of Talk: The Francis Drury Story, Drury Theater and The Cleveland Playhouse
October 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Euclid Public Library
631 East 222 Street, Euclid - Directions
$Contact: Donna 216-256-9727

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
October 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Sara's Place
1501 Chagrin River Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040 - Directions
Buffet dinner & cash bar
Tickets: $60; proceeds benefit Gates Mills Historical Society
Call Mary at Sara's to make reservations 440-487-9111 by October 26


November

Title of Talk: TBD
November 2, 2017 6:30 pm
Edward Jones Financial
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
November 8, 2017 6:00 pm
The Club at Hillbrook
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
November 9, 2017 1:00 pm
Fairview Park Historical Society Meeting
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: The Famous Whites of White Sewing Machine & White Motors
November 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
12419 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland - Directions
Contact: Jay Fairfield 440-729-1688

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
November 17, 2017
Cocktails & H’orderves: 6:15-7:15 pm
Presentation: 7:20 pm

Legend Lake Golf Club
11135 Auburn Road, Chardon - Directions
Cost $35.00 per person
Contact Amanda to RSVP 440-285-3110

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
November 20, 2017 1:00 pm
North Ridgeville Senior Center
7327 Avon Belder Road, North Ridgeville - Directions
Contact: Shelly Sullinger 440-353-0835

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
November 29, 2017 1:15 pm
The Club at Hillbrook
Not Open to the Public


December

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row at the Holidays & Other Stories
December 20, 2017, doors open at 5:00 pm
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland - Directions
$Free Admission – Reservations Required
www.musicboxcle.com/schedule/


January 2018

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
January 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Americans of Italian Heritage Meeting
Pine Ridge Country Club
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
May 18, 2018 6:00 pm
TBD
Not Open to the Public


December 2018

Title of Talk: The Great Estates of Wickliffe – Millionaires’ Mile
December 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Western Reserve Sampler Guild
Not Open to the Public

Audience Reactions


The Cleveland Storyteller Audience Reactions

Audience interviews from the May 5, 2017, "Great Estates of Wickliffe and the People Who Lived in Them" presentation.

Videos by Dan


The Great Estates of Wickliffe DVD Trailer

This trailer features one of the Cleveland Storyteller's live presentations. Journey from "Millionaires Row" to " Millionaires Mile" in Wickliffe, to London, Paris, and ending in Hunting Valley. Hear how our main character, Laura Mae Corrigan, rose from poverty, entertaining royalty and fighting the Third Reich.


Rockefeller Short


Millionaires' Row Short


Birth of the Auto Industry in Cleveland Short


Other Cleveland History Resources