On Friday July 20, 2018, The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve celebrated The City of Cleveland’s 222nd Birthday on the newly designed Public Square. When Moses Cleaveland’s surveying party landed on the shores of the Cuyahoga River, they surveyed the new Connecticut Western Reserve. The team divided the area into town lots and named it Cleveland after their leader, Moses Cleaveland, to be the new capital of the Connecticut Western Reserve.
Mary Artino and her son Joe placed a wreath at the statue of Moses Cleaveland. They are direct descendants of Moses Cleaveland. Western Reserve Society Sons of the American Revolution posted the colors at this event. L to R: John Cimperman (ESA President), John Franklin, May Artino, Joseph Artino, Galen Swab Dan Ruminski, and Lee MacBride.
Jill Herrick presents the 2018 Herrick Award to Dan Ruminski (left). Dan has done a great deal to promote Cleveland, as the Storyteller of Cleveland history. His goal is to entertain while promoting Cleveland nationally, rebuild Cleveland pride, and overcome outdated and uncomplimentary stereotypes. Dan is very deserving of the Herrick Award by promoting the rich history of Cleveland. Congratulations, Dan!