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WESTERN RESERVE STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

 

11th Annual

Western Reserve Studies Symposium

 

REMARKABLE HAPPENINGS IN THE

WESTERN RESERVE OR WHOSE

BICENTENNIAL IS IT ANYWAY?

 

Squire Valleevue Farm

Sheep Barn

Hunting Valley, Ohio

October 18-19, 1996

Friday, October 18, 1996
Sheep Barn
1:00 Registration

1:30 Welcome
Gladys Haddad, Case Western Reserve University

1:45 Greetings
"Family and Place: A Memoir"
Mary Grimm, Case Western Reserve University

2:15 "Remembering The Forgotten Frontier: The Connecticut/Ohio Western Reserve"
Lois Cunniff, Film Producer

BREAK

3:00 PERFORMANCE
"Women's Voices of the Western Reserve"
Women in History Project

4:00 "The History of Squire Valleevue Farm: Then and Now"
Harry Palmer, Farm Manager

4:15 GUIDED TOURS
Natural History/Walking Tour of the Site
Ana Locci, Biology - Case Western Reserve University
Philip Banks, Geology - Case Western Reserve University
OR
Social History/Guided Tour of the Manor House
Betsy Tracy, House Administrator

"A Sort of Connecting Link: Andrew Squire, James Garfield and the Village of Hiram"
David R. Anderson, Hiram College

"Out the Back, Jack: Early Years of the Garfield Marriage"
John Shaw, Hiram College

Manor House
The Centennial of Down Powell
5:30 Reception


6:30 Dinner


7:30 Program
"Dawn Powell at 100"
Tim Page, The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965

"Dawn Powell Returns to Lake Erie College"
William Peterson, Southampton College

"Dawn Powell in Her Own Words"
A Readers' Theater
Marnie Ellis, Hiram College

Saturday, October 19, 1996
Sheep Barn

9:00 Registration

9:30 "Regional Reflections"
and A New Work for the 1996 Western Reserve Studies Symposium
Ray McNiece, Poet/Performer

10:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
"The Territory"
Pink Pig

"Changes in the Land: The Natural History Inheritance of the Western Reserve"
Chair: Michael Tevesz, Cleveland State University

"The 500 Million Year Old Foundation"
Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

"Glaciers and Landscape Evolution of the Western Reserve"
Michael Tevesz, Cleveland State University

"Post Glacial Evolution of the Northeast Ohio Landscape"
James Aronson, Case Western Reserve University

"Thinking Bioregionally in the Western Reserve"
David Beach, EcoCity Cleveland

Sheep Barn

"Framing Spaces: Bringing Boundaries to the Wilderness The Pennsylvania-Ohio Retracement Survey "
Chair: Bill Barrow, Western Reserve Historical Society
Franklin D. Snyder, Jr., Foresight Engineering Group, Inc.

"Early Patterns of Survey and Settlement"
Lawrence McWilliams, Cleveland State University

"From Mosquito Marsh to City Streets"
Thomas Snezek, Cuyahoga County Engineers

"Medina: A Case Study"
Susan McKiernan and Joann King, Building a Firm Foundation: Medina County Architecture 1811 - 1900

11:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

"Settling In"
Pink Pig

"Where People Lived"
Chair: Walter Leedy, Cleveland State University

"Heavenly Aspirations and Earthly Realitites: Planning of Four Religious Utopias in Northeast Ohio"
Elwin Robison, Kent State University

"Untapped Resources: County Records As a Lens Into the Past"
Judith Cetina, Cuyahoga County Archives

"Ohio's Industrial Era: Workers' Neighborhoods, 1860-1945"
Barbara Powers, State Preservation Office, Ohio Historical Society

Sheep Barn

"Where People Worked"
Chair: Alexander T. Bobersky, City of Warren Community Development

"Made in Germany: Brewing in Cleveland, 1857-1902"
Scott N. Hendrix, Cleveland State University

"The Mentor Marsh, 1901-1903: A Standoff! Perter Hitchcock vs. U.S. Steel"
Sam Tamburro, Youngstown State University

"Creating 20th Century Warren, 1905-1925"
Alexander T. Bobersky

Sheep Barn
12:30 LUNCH
"A Remarkable Mirror: The Ups and Downs of Regional Theater in Cleveland"
Marianne Evett, The Plain Dealer

2:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

"The Landscape"
Sheep Barn
Chair: Rebecca M. Rogers, Architecture and Landscape Historian

"Northeastern Ohio Country Estates and the Nursery Trade"
Rebecca M. Rogers

"The City Beautiful Movement: Weeks/Gates Mills and the Rural Response"
Steven McQuillin, Building and Preservation Consultant

"Cleveland Metroparks-Historic Anomaly or An Idea Whose Time Had Come?"
Robert Hinkle, Cleveland Metroparks

"The Sublime Estate: Landscape Restoration at Stan Hywet"
Carl Ruprecht, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens


"Amazing Grace"
Pink Pig
Chair: St. Mary Denis Maher, CSA, Ursuline College

"Mahoning Valley's German Baptist Brethren (the "Dunkers") and the Greek Revival Style"
Thelma S. Rohrer, Manchester College

"A Manifest Destiny: The Common School"
Rita Saslaw, University of Akron

"The Underground Railroad in the Western Reserve"
Byron Fruehling, University of Akron

"Harriet Taylor Upton"
Lana Eisenbraun, The Harriet Taylor Upton Society

3:15
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
"Regional Gems"
Pink Pig

"The Cuyahoga Valley: A Past, Present, and Future Regional Attraction"
Chair: Jeffrey F. Winstel, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area

"The Valley As An Industrial Magnet"
Richard J. Sicha, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

"Recreational Development of the Valley"
Jeffrey R. Winstel , CVNRA

"Planning the Role of the Park with the Cuyahoga Valley Area Communities Council"
Barbara Pollarine, CVNRA

"Establishing Linkages Between the Park and the National Heritage Corridor"
Tim Donovan, Ohio Canal Corridor Coalition

Sheep Barn
"Forest Hill: The Rockefeller Legacy"
Chair: Sharon Gregor

"A Tale of Two Cities"
Mary Boyle, Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners

"Father and Son: The Cleveland Years"
Sharon Gregor, Forest Hill Historic Preservation Society

"Rockefeller's Design Sensitivity: Something Money Can't Buy"
Cathryn Kapp, Forest Hill Historic Preservation Society

"Forest Hill: A National Imprint"
Patrick Campbell, Architect/Development Consultant

Sheep Barn
4:30 "How Cleveland Won the Rock Hall"
Robert Santelli, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

For more information call Professor Gladys Haddad, Symposium Director, at
Case Western Reserve University (216) 368-4117,
or email Professor Haddad