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      February 26, 2020

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      1148 Main Avenue
      Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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      The Collinwood Tragedy: The Worst School Fire in History – James Badal

      Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties



       
       
       
       
       

      Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm
      Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
      FREE ADMISSION – NO COVER CHARGE
      Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
      This week’s menu:
      Cole Slaw
      Fish Sticks with Macaroni & Cheese
      Cherry Crisp

       
      Story topic this week…

      The Collinwood Tragedy: The Worst School Fire in History

      For this Cleveland Stories panel, author James Badal will discuss the devastating tragedy and the community’s response to the Collinwood School Fire. Badal’s extensive research reveals how the citizens of Collinwood were desperate to find someone to blame. Rumor and suspicion splintered the grieving community. Meanwhile, many also rose to the challenge of healing and recovering like city charities, churches, and multiple relief agencies. Fundraising efforts to assist families totaled over $50,000—more than $1 million today!
       
      James Badal Bio

      James Badal is an American true crime writer. His works include In the Wake of the Butcher (about the Kingsbury Run Torso Murders), Though Murder Has No Tongue (about the only person arrested as the Butcher—who, by the way, Jim exonerates in this book), and Twilight of Innocence (about the Beverly Potts disappearance in 1951). Jim is considered an expert in unsolved true crimes that occurred in Cleveland.
       
      The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.
       
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      Cost: Free Admission

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