We have a few date changes and a new lecture to announce as part of Cleveland Historical Society’s 2015 summer lecture series.
First, we are very excited to announce a new lecture on the history of Oneida Lake by renown local author Jack Henke. This former history teacher has written several books and will be our guest presenter on September 10th at St. James Church.
We’re also very excited about Fred Freidel’s upcoming lecture on the shipwrecks of Oneida Lake. This lecture was rescheduled to July 3oth, at St. James Church.
Our ice cream social and civil war display have been moved to August 23rd, 2pm – 4pm.
First up, we have the Children’s Glassworks Theater summer productions scheduled for July 10th and 11th. I know the kids have been hard at work on the shows and we look forward to being entertained by the fruits of their labor.
A full listing of events are available on our website or Facebook pages.
Marge Thomas @ Tea Party
Marge Thomas has been burning the candle at both ends to produce a couple of very successful events that entertained and challenged the area children.
On November 8th, the Cleveland Historical Society presented the “Bring Your American Girl Doll to Tea”. Children where invited to bring their dolls to a tea and fashion show. Featuring model fashions created by Marge Thomas, participants were served tea, hot chocolate, milk and cookies, all the time showing off their dolls and given the opportunity to view some beautiful model designs.
The event proved to be very successful with 81 people attended the party at the American Legion. Over $800 was raised to support future programming for the Cleveland Historical Society.
A few featured dolls …
Canopy doll bed on display at the tea party
Then on Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th, the Children’s Glassworks Theater presented, not one, but two plays: Things that Go Bump in the Night – compiled and directed by Victoria Biela and Sonya Domachowske and Haunted Houses by Katheryn Schultz Miller, directed by Mo Frappier.
The Children’s Glassworks Theater on stage …
Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, parents and participants that made these events a success.
Marge Thomas had the kids singing the summer blues away at the opening night performance of In the Good Old Summertime. As the long standing driving source behind the Children’s Glassworks Theater, this program, billed as a musical compilation, Marge allows the children to showcase their musical talents.
Saturday’s encore performance begins at 7:00pm, July 12th, St. James Church, North Street Road, Cleveland, New York. Funds raised from the minimum ticket price goes to supplement funds received from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program by CNY Arts and support the many costs with putting these productions together.
Pre-orders begin November 20th
As the new year approaches, CHS has re-scheduled the Children’s Glassworks Theater Christmas production for January 3rd and January 4th at 7:00pm. The original performances were canceled due to inclement weather. Tickets will be available at the door: $3 for children, $4 for seniors and $5 for adults.
The annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction are scheduled for January 18th at the American Legion in Cleveland. Tickets will be available at the door: $5 children under 12, $6 for seniors and $7 for adults. Take out is available, however, why not eat in and bid on some of the silent auction items available.
The society’s latest publication, Poems, Facts and Tales: Musings of a former Village of Cleveland Historian will be on hand for purchase. This 80 page collection, written by Laurence Cottet, is being released with a limited printing. We continue to collect pre-sale orders at $20. For those who wish to have their orders mailed, in lieu of pickup at the dinner, please include an additional $5 for postage and handling. Checks, made payable to the Cleveland Historical Society, can be mailed to CHS – Poems, Facts and Tales, P.O. Box 29, Cleveland, New York 13042. Make sure to include your name and/or mailing address. All shipped orders will be mailed after the event.
Come on out and help us break in the new year by supporting the kids and enjoying some food!