First Speaker Announced

Our first speaker announced for the 2016 CHS Lecture Series is Jim Farfaglia.  Jim will be speaking about his book Voices in the Storm, Stories from the Blizzard of ’66 50 years after this epic weather event.  Mr. Farfagila is an accomplished author and presenter with several publications to his credit, including a personal favorite, Of the […]


Final Lecture on the Rails

  A nice size crowd gathered this evening to listen to John Taibi’s presentation “From the Beach to the Lake”.  John is an accomplished author and an authority on local railroad history.  The session was very interesting as Mr. Taibi’s slides brought us on a trip from Oswego to Sylvan Beach, stopping off at each […]


William H. Foster

Contents Introduction English Childhood Coming to America Old Dominion, New Orleans, Texas Illinois A Return to Cleveland Eagle Tannery Residences The Window Glass Industry Supporting the Rails Political Life The Final Years St. James Episcopal Church End Notes Introduction The Village of Cleveland has a number of forefathers with vibrant histories.  However, few share the […]


The Edna Davis Notes

Introduction When the Davis Store, located on Main Street, Bernhards Bay, was closed and went to auction, Cleveland Historical Society Vice-President Kathy Darrow purchased some handwritten notes that were left behind in the store.  They were written in the late 1930’s, probably by Edna Davis, the wife of George Davis.  What follows is Kathy’s transcription […]