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Cleveland Metroparks volunteers and Historical Interpreters know about more than just nature. Join Cleveland Metroparks for an expedition in urban Cleveland, a city rich with history, for our Urban Explorations series this October.
Urban Explorations: Ohio City
Wednesday, October 2 ? 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join Volunteers Mike and Louise McCormick on a walk through Ohio City. Once an independent city, Ohio City was annexed to Cleveland in 1854. Learn about the economic battle between Cleveland and Ohio City known as the Battle of the Bridge. Enjoy the sights and learn about the neighborhood where the West Side Market has stood for more than 100 years. Registration and $5 fee are required.
Urban Explorations: Bratenahl
Sunday, October 6 ? 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bratenahl started out as open farmland, but then turned into an escape from the city for wealthy industrialists. These rich men built beautiful homes on the lakefront. Cultural History Interpreter Doug Kusak leads a six-mile hike along Lakeshore Boulevard for an exploration of Bratenahl. Enjoy the lake breeze as Kusak describes the history behind one of Cleveland's oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods. Registration, beginning October 1, and $5 fee are required.
Urban Explorations: Tremont
Saturday, October 19 ? 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tremont was the home of the short-lived Cleveland University. Now, the only traces of Tremont's academic history are in names of its streets like �Professor,� �Literary� and �University.� Learn about the neighborhood before it became a hotspot for trendy restaurants, art houses and boutiques with Cultural History Interpreter Doug Kusak and Volunteer Mollie Alstott. Take a stroll and explore some of the historic Tremont area. Registration, beginning October 1, and $5 fee are required.
Urban Explorations: Kingsbury Run
Saturday, October 26 ? 2 - 4:30 p.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Kingsbury Run is a neighborhood of much controversy. In the 1930s, several bodies were found in the shantytown and the killer was never caught. Lead your own investigation and discover the history of these still mysterious killings. Registration, beginning October 1, and $15 fee (includes bus ride) are required. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.
For more information about these programs and to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.
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