Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Subject: The Sheppard Case
Presenter: Steve Dever
Forty-five years after Marilyn Sheppard was murdered, her son brought suit to try and clear his father’s name. Steve Dever was the lead attorney for Cuyahoga County, defending Dr. Sam’s original conviction. He probably knows as much about the case as any living individual, and he will bring that knowledge to our group. This promises to be a fascinating look at the crime that held the nation’s attention for months.
Join us for what promises to be an interesting inside look at this most notorious crime.
- Canteen at 6:00 PM — Dinner at 6:45 PM
- Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Road (Ohio 84), Wickliffe, OH (1/2 mile west of Ohio 91)
- Cost $25.00 for an excellent family-style dinner and speaker. Cash bar.
- Reservations are required. Contact Mike Sears at 440-257-3956 or email email@example.com.
Subject: Spies of the Civil War
Presenter: Paul Mitrovich, Member
Judge Mitrovich is a seasoned speaker, and it shows. He selected some of the most interesting cases of Civil War spying to present and, though there is a great deal of material available, he limited himself to the time available. Because the incidents deal with clandestine events, there is often very little information to go on — and very few corroborating sources. The judge presented the stories as normally accepted, then analyzed the likely veracity of the accounts. It all made for an interesting and enjoyable presentation.
Our Spring Outing is scheduled for Saturday, May 21. We will convene at 10:30 at Merwin’s Landing, a small Metropark on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River in the flats, home of Merwin’s Wharf . We will first take a tour that includes a visit and guided tour of Woodland Cemetery. Lunch will follow at Merwin’s Wharf.
Merwin’s Wharf is a relatively new restaurant right on the Cuyahoga River in the midst of the small metropark. Our recent visit left us very impressed with the food. In addition, it is one of the too few restaurants in Cleveland right on the water. You are almost certain to experience a lake freighter passing an easy-throw-from-the-outfield away.
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Lunchtime Series: Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War
This series of talks has been so successful that the Mentor Public Library and James A. Garfield Historical Site have decided to continue the talks into 2016. Rather than relying on battles, this year the emphasis has been switched and the title of the series changed to Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War.
May’s presentation is on Wednesday, May 11: The Capture and Imprisonment of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
All presentations are held the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the James A. Garfield Community Room of the Mentor Public Library. Talks are scheduled to last about one hour. Attendees are invited to bring their bag lunches.
New Series of Talks at the Mentor Library
Dave Lintern and Scott Longert, both frequent speakers at the Mentor Library Lunchtime Civil War series and members of our round table, have begun another series of talks, this time in the evening. Initially, the talks are reprises of presentations Dave or Scott gave at the lunchtime series, but at a time more people can attend. The Thursday, May 12 presentation is The Battle of Chickamauga, September 1863. The talks are held in the Garfield Room on the lower level of the Mentor Library, on the Thursday after the lunchtime series at 6:30 (usually the second Thursday), and are free and open to the public.
Dave and Scott are excellent presenters and the later time provides an opportunity for those who cannot attend the lunchtime series or who missed some of the talks to hear them. Members of our group who have a talk they would like to present at this series are encouraged to contact Dave or Scott.