History and preservation series runs Oct. 1 to Nov. 5

The Oct. 6 bike tour will pass by this brick home.

The Fall 2018 History and Preservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Bicycle Coalition and Heights Libraries. No reservations are needed for any of the following programs:

Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., “Queue-ration” - How to Manage Personal Collections Like a Pro

Speaker: Jennifer Souers Chevraux, Illumine Creative Solutions LLC

Objects have power! They serve as talismans and touchstones to the past—your past, your family’s past, our community’s past, and even the deepest reaches of humanity’s past. By preserving powerful remnants of the past, we can learn from them in the future. In her program, Souers Chevraux will share insider tips to help you care for and carry forward your personal collections and family heirlooms, to build a lasting legacy for generations to come. [Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road.]

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10–11:30 a.m., Best of the Bricks Bike Tour

Leader: Mary Dunbar, Cleveland Heights City Council member

Join us for an all-skills bike ride to learn about the history and architecture of some of Cleveland Heights’ most noteworthy and impressive brick buildings. [Meet at corner of Roxboro Road and W. St. James Parkway, just north of Roxboro Elementary School.]

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Maintenance and Efficiency for Your Home 

Speaker: Margaret Lann, Cleveland Restoration Society

All houses need continual maintenance to keep them looking their best. We will take a top-to-bottom approach in considering typical old house maintenance issues. The session will outline ways to spot problems before they become headaches, and provide information on ways to make your older home more energy efficient, without breaking the bank. [The Oct. 11 program will take place at the Lee Road Library; the Oct. 25 program will take place at the Noble Neighborhood Library, 2800 Noble Road.]

Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Randolph Neighborhood History and Architecture

Speakers: Ursuline College historic preservation students

Learn about the architecture and history of Cleveland Heights’ Randolph neighborhood, bounded by Woodview, Randolph, Quilliams and Noble roads. [Noble Neighborhood Library.]

Kara Hamley O'Donnell

Kara Hamley O'Donnell is City Planner II at the Cleveland Heights Department of Planning & Development, an historic preservationist, and staffs the city's Landmark and Planning commissions.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 9:48 AM, 09.25.2018