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Western Reserve Public Media is accepting special events submissions for the History Circle’s Calendar of Events. The deadline for submissions is the 25th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter. Information can be e-mailed to or mailed to Diane Steinert, Western Reserve Public Media, 1750 W. Campus Center Dr., Kent, Ohio, 44240.

 

The Making of “It’s a Wonderful Life”—Akron Summit County Public Library, Green Branch
Monday, Dec. 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local history speaker Carl Quatraro gives an entertaining and informative presentation on the making of the holiday film classic. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelight Tours—Cleveland History Center
Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30-9 p.m. 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland. It is 1915 and mysterious happenings have driven away the Blackwood family’s household staff. After answering a job advertisement, tour participants will arrive at the Blackwood mansion, a sprawling estate recently built by a wealthy industrialist in Cleveland’s fashionable Wade Allotment. Reservations required. For more information, visit wrhs.org.

Holiday Lantern Tours—Hale Farm and Village
Dec. 7-8, 13-16, & 19-23 2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath. Take a lantern-lit tour of the village and visit historic homes, bustling with holiday preparations. Experience the sights and sounds of the season through a series of charming holiday vignettes. Reservations required. For more information, call 3330-666-3711, ext. 17207, or visit wrhs.org.

Winter Evening at Lawnfield for Kids—James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. 8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Enjoy an old-fashioned gingerbread cookie and listen to First Lady Lucretia Garfield as she reads some of her favorite Christmas stories and reminisces about family holidays and traditions. Children can participate in “The Night Before Christmas“ scavenger hunt during a tour of the decorated Garfield home. The program is free and open to the public; space is limited. For more information, visit nps.gov/jaga.

Tyler History Center—Bites & Bits of History: Victorian Christmas Traditions
Thursday, Dec. 19, from noon-1 p.m. 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Learn how modern Christmas traditions are rooted in the 19th century with songs, images and decor. For more information, call 330-743-2589 or visit mahoninghistory.org.

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