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Ashes To Ashes: a reader's theatre program about the murder of Dr. Harry Chapin in 1918.

Canal Songs and Stories:
take a voyage back in time! This program provides vivid insight to the canal period. Enjoy the stories and listen to the songs that will take you back to this overlooked period in Ohio history.

Classic Clevelanders and Cleveland Faces and Places: discover some of Cleveland's characters including Langston Hughes, Margaret Bourke-White, and, of course, Moses Cleaveland and visit some of its more interesting places. Companion book available. Hear a story about Langston Hughes

Cleveland Sings!:
celebrate the musical heritage of Cleveland with the songs of area composers and writers including Henry Mancini, Rudolf Friml and Langston Hughes.

The Donaheys: Artists and Politicians: this free spirited trip through time is a one-act play by Jonathan Wilhelm that tells the story of the Donaheys of New Philadelphia: Vic — Ohio Governor, Hal — cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Will — creator of the children's series "The Teenie Weenies", Mary — children's book author, and Gertrude — Ohio's first elected woman official.

Dr. Putnam's Miracle Mixture: A living history program re-creating the days of the Medicine Men along the Ohio-Erie Canal in the early 1800s.

From Ohio To Broadway: discover why Ohio writers and composers have been lighting up Broadway with their songs and stories ever since there was a "Broadway"!

Grandma Gatewood: Ohio's Legendary Hiker: Meet Emma Gatewood who was the first woman to solo thu-hike the Appalachian Trail -- and she did it in 1955 when she was 67 years old and had already raised 11 children! Find out what they're saying about this program. Companion book available. Hear an excerpt from our storytelling program about Emma.This program is also available as a one-act play called "Emma Gatewood: Are You Out Of Your Bloomin' Mind?! (An Appalachian Tale)".

Next Stop, Freedom!:
take a trip on the Underground Railroad with these exciting stories of the Ohioans who were involved in this dramatic time in our country's history. Companion Study Guide available. Take an Underground Railroad Tour with Eden Valley! See a video of Next Stop, Freedom!

Ohio Sings!
Music and narration from Ohio writers and composers.

Ohio Ghost Stories: find out why the Victoria Theatre in Dayton is haunted, feel chills run up your spine at the Franklin Castle, plus other haunting stories. Companion book available. Read the story of the explosion of Cygnet, Ohio or Sandusky's Cholera Cemetery. Read about the program presented at Avon Library on October 27, 2104.

Remarkable Ohioans and Ohio Faces and Places: find out why Victoria Woodhull, Alta Weiss, and Clarence Darrow are Remarkable Ohioans and visit some of Ohio's more interesting places. Companion book available.

Stories From A Christmas Past: celebrate Cleveland's first Christmas tree, join in the Kingsbury family's reunion, and enjoy other tales from Ohio's past holidays. Companion book and Christmas Cards available.

Tales Of The Western Reserve: take sides in Cleveland's Battle of the Bridges, enjoy a humorous tall tale about Ohio roads, among other adventures. Companion book available.

Whose Idea Was That? Learn about Ohio inventors in this one act play by Bette Lou Higgins. (also available as a storytelling program.)

You Can't Play Ball In A Skirt! Alta Weiss put herself through medical school playing professional baseball on a men's team in the early 1900s! Companion book available.**EVE is looking for information about any Ohio women who played baseball during WW II. Do YOU have any information for us?


Interested in local history?

Check out Vermilion Views by Rich Tarrant for Vermilion, Ohio history or That Woman's Weblog by Loraine Ritchey for history and arts information on Lorain County, Ohio.

 

Vote!
DI
D YOU KNOW -- Victoria Woodhull ran for president of the U.S. BEFORE women even had the right to VOTE!?

 

 

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