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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Read Dan's article from Fine Lifestyles the Magazine, Cleveland's Public Square, Not Just Any Square.


September

Title of Talk: TBD
September 22, 2018. Cocktail hour 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Dinner served at 6:30 pm; story around 8 pm
Steele Mansion
348 Mentor Avenue, Painesville - Directions
Evening includes cocktails, dinner & presentation.
Cost $55/person (plus tax), prepaid
Call for reservations & cost: 440-639-7948

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
September 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Wells Fargo Client Appreciation
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
September 26, 2018 12:30 pm
Christian Women's Fellowship Luncheon
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Thursday September 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Union Club
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Saturday September 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Notre Dame College
Not Open to The Public


October

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00 pm
LaVera Party Center
32200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills - Directions
In support of Deepwood Foundation
Evening includes cocktails, dinner & presentation

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Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Benefit for the Homeless Standdown at Federated Dinner & presentation - details TBD

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
October 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Euclid Public Library
631 East 222nd Street, Euclid - Directions
Contact: Donna Ruther 216-256-9727

Title of Talk: The Famous & Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:00 pm
The Church in Aurora Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: The Francis Drury Story, Drury Theater & The Cleveland Playhouse
October 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Chardon Senior Center
12555 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon - Directions
Contact: Melissa 440-279-2126


November

Title of Talk: Millionaires’ Row
November 3, 2018 @ 3 pm
Mather Mansion on CSU's Campus
2605 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44115 - Directions
Heavy hors d'oeuvres , wine and beer will be included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $40 per person
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Willoughby Rotary Autism Foundation
If you want to reserve seating and pay at the door:
Contact Daniel W. Ruminski @ 216-326-7700 or

Title of Talk: Famous & Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
November 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Antique Collectors Club
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: The Famous & Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
Wednesday November 14, 2018 11:00 am
Dunham Tavern
Not Open to The Public

Title of Talk: The John D. Rockefeller Story
Monday November 19, 2018
11:00 Social, 12:00 Lunch, 12:45 Presentation

The Tanglewood Club
8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls - Directions
Contact: Chagrin Valley Women’s Club
Brenda 440-247-0565

Title of Talk: Millionaires Row Laura Mae Corrigan
Wednesday November 28, 2018 5: 00 pm
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland - Directions
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December

Title of Talk: Millionaires Row
Saturday December 1, 2018 12: 00 pm
Playhouse Square
Not Open to The Public

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
Tuesday 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
Thursday 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


February 2019

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: Millionaires’ Row
Tuesday April 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Geneva Literary Book 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