Free local preservation events in May and June

Throughout May 2008, the National Trust ( and its thousands of partners across the country will demonstrate the importance of our nation’s heritage as they highlight the preservation movement. The theme of this year’s month-long celebration is “This Place Matters” and the City of Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, FutureHeights and the Cleveland Heights Historical Society will present a lecture and two tours to celebrate our community and encourage historic preservation of its architectural beauty.

All events are limited to 50 attendees (30 for the high school tour). Reservations are required and are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 291-4878 to make your reservation.

What’s so unique about Cleveland Heights architecture and why should we preserve it?

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008
: 07:00 p.m.

Location: Cleveland Heights Historical Center at Superior Schoolhouse, 14391 Superior Rd. at Euclid Heights Blvd.

Speakers: Michael Fleenor, Director of Preservation Programs, Cleveland Restoration Society, and Kara Hamley O’Donnell, Historic Preservation Planner, City of Cleveland Heights

Heights High Tour

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Heights High School

Tour guides: Lita Gonzalez, P.A.T.H. (Parent Ambassadors to Heights) Project Coordinator and Stephen Shergalis, Director of Business Services, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

Cain Park Tour

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Cain Park

Tour Guides: Kara Hamley O’Donnell, City of Cleveland Heights Historic Preservation Planner and Dale VanNiel, Cain Park Operations Manager

Tour will go on rain or shine. Your $5 admission fee will support Friends of Cain Park, a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to preserve and promote Cain Park as a historical, theatrical, artistic and educational resource for Northeast Ohio.

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