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A History of Short Vincent and the Theatrical Grill, Presented by Alan Dutka

The Theatrical Grill and its Notorious Neighbors

By Alan F. Dutka

While police raided Short Vincent's seedy bars, celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, and Judy Garland gravitated to the legendary Theatrical Grill for dinner or drinks.

Perry Como and Dean Martin launched their careers there. Resident bookies, career gangsters, and wide-eyed tourists roamed the infamous street, once the center of Cleveland's bawdy behavior and edgy entertainment.

Author Alan Dutka's nostalgic tour and pictorial history of this celebrated Cleveland hotspot paints a vivid portrait of the city most notorious neighborhood and its colorful denizens.

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The Romance of Edith and Woodrow Wilson, Presented by Stephanie Kramer

Enjoy Rocky River Historical Society member Stephanie Kramer’s program on former First Lady, Edith Wilson.

In 1915, Edith Bolling Galt and President Woodrow Wilson engaged in romance that scandalized Washington. This relationship, and later marriage brought the president great happiness, but no one could have dreamed that the fate of the county would eventually fall into her hands when Wilson was struck with a debilitating stroke during his second term. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! 

You don’t want to miss this exciting event! 

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Shipwrecks of Lake Erie
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Shipwrecks of Lake Erie

A beginner’s guide to historic shipwrecks of Lake Erie

The cold fresh waters of the Great Lakes preserve the wood, metal, and cargos of the schooners and steamers that have plied these waters for two hundred years. They are time capsules of life in the 1800's and 1900's, and these remnants of tragedy number in the thousands. -

Presented by Kevin Magee

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RR Historical Society Annual Picnic
5:00 PM17:00

RR Historical Society Annual Picnic

The Historical Society’s annual summer picnic will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Elmwood Cabin in Elmwood Park. 

Be sure to bring your family and friends! Don’t miss this fun evening!  Once again we are including our Cowan Pottery Museum Associate friends to join in the festivities.  

The Society will furnish table service, baked ham, rolls and beverages. You are asked to bring a dish for 6-8 people. In order to ensure a variety in the menu, we suggest you bring the following if your last name begins with:

A - G - Appetizer
H - L - Dessert
M - P - Salad
R - Z - Side Dish

There will be a $5.00 per person charge to cover the expenses to be paid upon arrival.  We will also be having our annual raffle so be sure to participate. There are always great prizes and gifts!

Please RSVP and send your check by August 8, 2016 to:

Dottie O’Neill
3167 Linden Road #610
Rocky River, OH 44116

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