Cleveland Storyteller's Speaking Engagements

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

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Events

April 2015

Title of Talk: Millionaires' Row
April 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
Nido Italia, 12020 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row
April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
Greenwood Farm Association, 264 Richmond Rd., Richmond Hts. - Directions
Contact information: or phone (216) 383-8867.
Reservations suggested as seating is limited. Donations appreciated and all proceeds benefit Greenwood Farm renovation work.


May 2015

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
May 3, 2015, 1:30 pm
Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church
28607 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
May 4, 2015, 11:30 am lunch, talk to follow approx. 1:00 pm
Kirtland City Hall
9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, Ohio - Directions
Contact Info: Carole Clutter (440) 256-8069

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
May 6, 2015, 12:00 pm
Aurora Seniors, Aurora, Ohio
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
May 12, 2015, Noon
Painesville Rotary
Hellriegel's Inn, Painesville, Ohio
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
May 12, 2015, 3:00 pm
Sprenger Healthcare, 200 Community Drive, Avon Lake, OH
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Great Estates of Wickliffe
May 13, 2015; 7:00 pm
Kirtland Public Library - Directions
9267 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, Ohio
Contact Info: Jane Carle, Director (440/256-7323)

Title of Talk: Francis Drury Story
May 15, 2015, 6:00 pm wine and cheese reception; 7:00 pm talk
Our Lady Chapel, Gilmour Academy
34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills - Directions
Contact Info: Debbie Rathbun (440) 840-5610 or
$20.00 donation per person and reservations recommended.

Title of Talk: Millionaires' Row II
May 16, 2015, 10:45 am
Delta Kappa Gamma Tri-Chapter Brunch
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires' Row II
May 16, 2015, TBD
St Mary’s Banquet Hall, Chardon, OH
Not Open to the Public

Title of Talk: Millionaires' Row II
May 20, 2015, 1:00pm
Not Open to the Public


June 2015

Title of Talk: Famous/Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row
June 3, 2015, 1:30 PM
Concord Township Recreation Center - Directions
7671 Auburn Road, Concord, OH 44077
Contact Info: Debra Esker 440/639-4650

Title of Talk: Famous/Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row
Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
Mentor Public Library, Main Branch - Directions
8215 Mentor Avenue, Mentor 44060
Contact Info: Amanda Densmore, 440/255-8811

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
June 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Orange Branch
31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio - Directions
Contact Info: Kate Merlene, 216/831-4282 or

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row
June 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
Bay Village Public Library, 502 Calhoon Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 - Directions
Contact Info: Teresa Yenco 440/871-6392

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row
June 26, 2015, 9:30 am
Gates Mills Garden Club, 7885 Fox Hill Drive East, Gates Mills, Ohio - Directions
Contact Info: Pegg Lencewicz (440) 539-9523

Title of Talk: Millionaire's Row/Rockefeller Story/Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
June 29 2015, 6:00 pm
Canton, Ohio
Not Open to the Public


September 2015

Title of Talk: Millionaires' Row
September 17, 2015. 1:00 pm
Beachwood Community Services, Senor’s Day Out
Not Open to the public

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library, Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio - Directions
Contact: Morgan Maseth (216) 226-8275

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
September 30, 2015, 6:00 pm
TBD (North Olmsted area)
Not Open to the Public

October

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
October 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
Buckeye Library
6625 Wolff Road, Medina, Ohio - Directions
Contact Info: (330) 725-4415

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
October 16, 2015 - see times below
Lakeland Community College
Address: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Mentor, Ohio - Directions
Contact Info: (440) 525-7116
The event begins at 9AM, two speakers, luncheon at noon and Dan's talk begins at 1PM. Reservations are required. Fee for the entire day is $45.00 which includes all three speakers and lunch.

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
October 21 2015, 12:30 pm
St. Basil the Great 55+ Club
8700 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH
Not Open to the Public


November

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
November 14, 2015  Noon
TBD
Not Open to the Public


2016

Title of Talk: Famous and Infamous Women of Millionaires’ Row
January 14, 2016, Lunch at Noon, Talk at 1:30 pm
Sumner Concordia, Copley, Ohio
Not Open to the Public

View One of Dan's Talks


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.


Famous & Infamous Women of Millionaires' Row Autism Fundraiser, January 25, 2015

Dinner & Live Presentation by Dan Ruminski, The Cleveland Storyteller

Most Recent Event: Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Rd, Wickliffe, OH 44092

100% of proceeds used provide iPads to autistic children.


The Western Reserve Post Card Society is having a wonderful event for those of you who collect these fabulous old post cards, many featuring Cleveland’s Gilded Age. The following is event information:

Western Reserve Post Card Society
Post Card Show
Lenau Park (Indoor soccer field. German-American Bldg.)
7370 Columbia Road (Route 252 S)
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
April 24, 2015 Friday 10-6
April 25, 2015 Saturday 10-4
60 Tables (Thousands of antique-present post cards)
$3.00. ( Food Available)
216-464-0394


Lost Cleveland Memories

For more stories of our area, contact Dennis R. Sutcliffe through Lost Cleveland Memories.