Porch talks resume with 'The True Life Story of Eliot Ness'

The Bay Village Historical Society and the Reuben Osborn Learning Center resume their series of porch talks on Sept. 13 with Rebecca McFarland speaking about “The True Life Story of Eliot Ness."

McFarland is an internationally recognized expert on the life and times of Eliot Ness. Her research has been requested for magazines, books, movies, radio and television. Formerly a resident of Bay Village, McFarland has served on several committees impacting the city of Cleveland. She coordinated a funeral for Eliot Ness in 1997, attended by international press.

Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director from 1935 to 1942. In those few years, he made an impact on the city of Cleveland that lasted for generations. He came to the area when the city was regarded as one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Under the direction of Ness, Cleveland was awarded the National Safety Award. Ness spent his remaining years in his home in Bay Village.

The Sunday, Sept. 13, porch talk will take place at the Bay Village gazebo, 303 Cahoon Road, at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair. Correct distance meeting COVID-19 precautions will be maintained. Guests are also asked to wear a mask. The rain date for the free program is Sept. 20. For additional information, contact Dean Brennan at deanbrennan1@hotmail.com.

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Volume 12, Issue 17, Posted 9:33 AM, 09.01.2020