A preview of May Preservation Month events
May is National Preservation Month and, for the 15th year, the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society and Heights Libraries will be celebrating the rich history and architecture of the Heights through a series of lectures, workshops and tours.
A complete listing of events will appear in the May issue of the Heights Observer. Highlighted below are two programs—one scheduled for early May, and a May 20 tour that requires advance registration, and is sure to fill up:
Monday, May 1, 7 p.m., Cleveland Heights House History Workshop
Using local research tools and online sites, this workshop will teach participants how to research their home’s history, including when it was built and by whom, past owners and historic photos. Learn how to use Plain Dealer indexes to find out what may have happened at a property—home sales, lost pets, society events and more. Participants who preregister and provide a mailing address will receive advance information to start a search on a property. Others can receive the information at a later date. [Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road. To preregister, call 216-291-4878, after April 1.]
Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m., Cleveland Heights Rocks & Waters 2017: Compton Creek
This guided walking tour will explore the geology, history and ecology of Compton Creek, the Dugway tributary that flows through the Park Synagogue site and reappears in Forest Hill Park, where it tumbles over bluestone to join Dugway Brook. [Reservations are required for this tour. To register, call 216-291-4878, after April 20.]
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.