Pamela Dorazio Dean

Pamela Dorazio Dean, Associate Curator for Italian American History, Western Reserve Historical Society

Saving History: Italian Wine Traditions Event at Cleveland History Center

June 2018
The afternoon of Saturday June 16th promises to be a very enjoyable one at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle – especially if you are into wines and winemaking!  From 1:00-4:00p.m. the CHC will host History on Tap:...


Saving History: WWI Exhibit Features Italians

May 2018
Visitors to the Cleveland History Center in University Circle can learn about Cleveland during WWI in the Center’s central exhibition Cleveland Starts Here®. During this centennial year of the War’s end, the CHC offers visitors the opportunity to...


Nominations Being Accepted for Cleveland Italian Heritage Month

May 2018
The city of Cleveland annually kicks off Italian American Heritage Month with a celebration at City Hall on the first Monday in October. This year, the event will be on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Mayor Frank G. Jackson...


Saving History: Salvatore Artino's WWI Souvenir

April 2018
Un fazzoletto che commemora la vittoria dell’Italia nella Iª guerra mondiale è stato donato agli archivi della collezione italo americana del WRHS. L’oggetto è decorato con una mappa dell’Italia che include le nuove regioni che la nazione avrebbe...


Saving History - Honoring Mary Zone for Women's History Month

March 2018
March is Women’s History Month, making it an appropriate time to remember local Italian American women who have made their marks on our community of Greater Cleveland. Mary Zone (1919-2005) was the first Italian American woman to serve on...


Geraldine Ferraro - Honoree for 2018 Women's History Month

March 2018
March is Women’s History Month. It is a time to reflect on and highlight the women, both past and present, who make or have made our world a better place. The organization that leads the commemorations for the month is the National Women’s History...


Saving History - Cleveland Starts Here® at the WRHS Cleveland History Center

January 2018
In celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2017, the Western Reserve Historical Society gave a gift to the community in the form of an exhibit called Cleveland Starts Here®. Sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation Cleveland...


Saving History - Community and Tradition Through Bocce

December 2017
Through its exploration of the Wickliffe Italian & American Club Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce, John Vourlis’ documentary film “Breaking Balls” reveals the power of bocce to bring people of all ages together. In its over 30 years, the...


Saving History - DiGeronimo's Pitch in to Save Italian Neighborhood Landmark

November 2017
Independence Excavating Inc. e Precision Environmental Co. sono state fondate dal patriarca della famiglia DiGeronimo. Come molti rioneresi che immigrarono a Cleveland nei primi anni del XX secolo, Sam si stabilì nel quartiere italiano di Luna...


Saving History - Learning About Italian Heritage

October 2017
Each October we celebrate Italian Heritage Month. The Italian flag is flown at Cleveland City Hall and an event is held there on the first Monday of the month in celebration. Many Italian American organizations throughout the region sponsor...


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