Make Cleveland History!

""An evening sponsored by Cleveland Public Library and the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

On Thursday, July 11, join us for an evening of films, food, and discussion about how you can make Cleveland history by contributing your enthusiasm and knowledge to the expansion of the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.

When it launched in 1980, the Encyclopedia engaged the community in developing the content for what would become the city’s first modern urban encyclopedia. During the past year, the staff of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History have returned to that founding ideal of community engagement by seeking ideas and content that will expand and update the Encyclopedia.

This event will be an informal gathering to discuss ideas, debate the nuances of “CLE History,” and to meet the staff of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and the Center for Local & Global History of Cleveland Public Library. Last but not least, this evening presents the opportunity to see Cleveland on film. We will screen the 1916 film The Perils of Society, created by Katherine Bleecker (one of the nation’s first women filmmakers), as well as Streetcar, a 1953 film by Jasper Wood.

Please join us for this discussion of the future of Cleveland’s past. The event is free, but please register online.


Thursday, July 11
6pm – 7:30pm
Photograph Collection, 4th Floor
Louis Stokes Wing
Cleveland Public Library
525 Superior Avenue