Stories of Cleveland's history from 1875 – 1929

Hear the Cleveland Storyteller share the entertaining stories of Cleveland's past, including John D. Rockefeller, Samuel Mather, Laura Mae Corrigan and other notable personalities.

Dan Ruminski tells stories that illuminate what made Cleveland great in the last decades of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century. He is motivated by more than the glamour or nostalgia associated with the history of this region. He wishes, with stories of the past, to help discussion on how we can renew our civic greatness.

Cleveland's history is rich in stories of creativity, imagination, determination, and courage. I want to celebrate individual Clevelanders and the great families who changed this area and the world. I want to inspire audiences and light up the hearts and minds of Cleveland's younger citizens, help our community find its way to a future that honors and learns from achievements of our past. I want to promote the community I loved as a boy and still do.
Dan Ruminski, Cleveland Storyteller

Dan's live interview with "Driving Cleveland"

Dan Ruminski creates a spellbinding entertainment experience—The Storyteller in his chair, sharing unique stories of Millionaires' Row. His carefully researched stories are constantly updated, fresh, and shared at events and venues throughout the Cleveland area. His presentations are ideal for corporate events, fundraisers, and groups seeking a unique glimpse of Cleveland's past.

His goal is to entertain while promoting Cleveland nationally, rebuild Cleveland pride, and overcome outdated, uncomplimentary stereotypes.

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Public Speaking Events
March & April events are being rescheduled due to COVID-19
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Title of Talk Date & Time Location

Millionaires’ Row

May 5, 2020, 6:00 pm John Carroll University
Not open to the public

Millionaires’ Row

May 256, 2020, Time to be determined TBD, Contact: Melissa Wheeler, 440-279-2126
Not open to the public

Millionaires’ Row

May 27, 2020, 7:00 pm Kirtland Library
9267 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland - Directions
Not open to the public

Historic Venues

As part of the corporate keynotes series, Dan offers presentations from these historic locations.
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Books & DVD