Cleveland Storyteller's Events & Speaking Schedule

While there are many great pioneers in Cleveland's past, these are summaries of the events and stories you'll learn about in Dan Ruminski's talks and on this site.

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December

Title of Talk: The Great Estates of Wickliffe – Millionaires’ Mile
December 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Western Reserve Sampler Guild
Not Open to the Public


January 2019

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
January 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Glidden House
Fundraiser benefitting The Music Settlement; $75 per person includes appetizers, dessert & 2 drink tickets. Download flyer.
To reserve tickets, call Laura Brdar at 216-658-9104

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
January 15, 2019 12:15 pm
The Park Synagogue Sisterhood
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: The John D. Rockefeller Story Myth Versus Fact
January 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Pasteur Club of Cleveland
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: The Francis Drury Story
January 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Bay Village Branch
502 Cahoon Road, Bay Village - Directions
Contact: Barbara Isaacs 440-871-6392

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
January 26, 2019 10:00 am
Roundwood Manor
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row & Charity
January 27, 2019, CASH Bar 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm
Pine Ridge Country Club
30601 Ridge Road, Wickliffe - Directions
Ticket cost will be $50.00 per person. Payment can be made at the door with Credit Card, Check (made out to WRAP) or Cash. Reservations required – Please call 440-376-6486 or 440-951-1323.


February 2019

Title of Talk: The Great Estates of Wickliffe – Millionaires’ Mile
February 7, 2019 1:00 pm
Ohio Living
36851 Ridge Road, Willoughby - Directions
Contact: Becky Sutton 440-954-8344

Title of Talk: The John D. Rockefeller Story: Myth Versus Fact
Tuesday February 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Willoughby United Methodist Church
Not Open to The Public


March 2019

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row Laura Mae: From Fortune to Heroine
Friday March 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Independence Branch
6361 Selig Drive, Independence - Directions
Contact: Judy Stefanko 216-447-0160


April 2019

Title of Talk: The Francis Drury Story
April 2, 2019 1:00 pm
Ohio Living
36851 Ridge Road, Willoughby - Directions
Contact: Becky Sutton 440-954-8344

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
April 5, 2019 7:30 am
GEL Breakfast
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row Laura Mae: From Fortune to Heroine
April 5, 2019 7:00 pm
Bainbridge Public Library
17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls - Directions
Contact: Karen Woods 440-708-1792

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Tuesday April 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Geneva Literary Book Club
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
April 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Cleveland Grays Armory Museum
See Grays Armory Website for ticket info


May

Title of Talk: The John D. Rockefeller Story Myth Versus Fact
May 9, 2019 6:30 pm
Mentor Harbor Yachting Club
Not Open to the Public

June 2019

Title of Talk: The Famous & Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
Friday June 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Fairmount Garden Club
Not Open to The Public


November 2019

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30 am
Quail Hollow Country Club
Not Open to The Public


Audience Reactions


The Cleveland Storyteller Audience Reactions

Audience interviews from the May 5, 2017, "Great Estates of Wickliffe and the People Who Lived in Them" presentation.

Videos by Dan


The Great Estates of Wickliffe DVD Trailer

This trailer features one of the Cleveland Storyteller's live presentations. Journey from "Millionaires Row" to " Millionaires Mile" in Wickliffe, to London, Paris, and ending in Hunting Valley. Hear how our main character, Laura Mae Corrigan, rose from poverty, entertaining royalty and fighting the Third Reich.


Rockefeller Short


Millionaires' Row Short


Birth of the Auto Industry in Cleveland Short


Other Cleveland History Resources