Learn about John D. Rockefeller's Cleveland

John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, pictured in 1885.

Join the members of the Bay Village Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 21, to learn about “Rockefeller’s Cleveland,” as presented by the Cleveland History Center.

When John D. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, he was met with immense success and wealth. However, he soon found himself vilified by the public as the battle between capital and labor came to a head. Learn about Rockefeller’s tumultuous time as a Clevelander, including the lasting mark his philanthropic work left on the city, and get to know the divisive figure who would become one of the richest men in the world.

The evening begins with a 6 p.m. social, followed by 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner and 7 p.m. program. The historical society will provide the entrée. Attendees with a last name beginning with A to L should bring an appetizer or dessert for 10 to share. Those with a last name beginning with M to Z should bring a side dish. Everyone should bring their own place setting.

Admission is free for Bay Historical Society members. If you are not a member, a $5 donation is requested. Membership is encouraged and the annual fee is $10 for students, $25 for individuals and $35 for families. Attending the program only is free of charge. Guests can RSVP to Beth Conroy at 440-821-4427 by Nov. 14 or email beth2335@yahoo.com.

The potluck dinner and program is being held at the Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Road. The next Bay Village Historical Society membership meeting, also at the Bay Lodge, is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2020.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.05.2019