to other stories:
40 Years Old!
Of Stories To Tell
Birthday, Eden Valley
life in the Past Lane since 1977.
EVE Notes © 2017
It takes a lot of
people to get a company to a 40th Anniversary. Board Member Jo Davis and
Production Assistant Shirley Wolfe join me in being with the company since
the beginning! Our Board has been made of great people willing to take
chances with unusual topics for presentations. We've had presenters who
allowed our staff to get CREATIVE including Holly Tomasch and Bill O'Brien
who were instrumental in pushing us to create new and unique programs.
With special fondness we remember Bob Davis, Michael Higgins and Sandy
Hines who continue to watch over our endeavors from above.
But where do we find these stories? Well, usually it starts with a request
from a group that wants to have a special event. They'll commission us
to research and write a program about whatever topic they're interested
in - from famous people, to historic events, to a wedding or a 50th Anniversary
celebration. Sometimes one of our audience members tells us about a person
or event that they're interested in and sometimes it's just an accident
of timing! We've been lucky enough to have talented staff members to work
with over the years including Foster & Estelle Brown, Susan Brewer,
Tina Crawford, Rosemary Kubera Goodburn, Peter Huston, Rod & Barb
Knight, Anne McEvoy, Shelley Pearsall, and Kelly Boyer Sagert along with
the great staff members at the various organizations we've partnered with.
(If your name's not here - it's not that you've been forgotten only that
40 years of people won't fit in this little space!).
We like to concentrate on the little-known and obscure people and events
from our past. Everyone knows about Edison and the Battle of Lexington
and Concord, but how many people know about Charles Brush or the Dakota
Conflict? (What?! You don't? - watch for the next presentation of WHOSE
IDEA WAS THAT? or AMERICAN SPIRITS.) These are the types of stories that
Eden Valley likes to tell.
Currently, we're working on a brand new program about the history of the
Cleveland Metroparks for their 100th Anniversary. Kelly Boyer Sagert has
again worked her magic to bring a fun program about the park's history
to the stage. It will open this April and be offered at several Park locations
the rest of the year. Watch our
calendar for times and places.
We look forward to finding more unique and unusual stories to bring to
life over the next 40 years (!). If you would like to make your next event
a little "livelier" with a special program to tell YOUR story,
just let us know.
We'd love to make a little history with you!