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Glendale Cemetery - Cuy. Falls Historical Society mtg.
Historic Glendale Cemetery topic of March 13 Cuy. Falls Historical Society meeting
The Weds., March 13 meeting of the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society will feature a presentation on the history, art and symbolism of Akron’s historic Glendale Cemetery, founded in 1839. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sutliff meeting room at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St.
Speakers for the event will be Michele Colopy, author of Living History, Dying Art: The History of Glendale Cemetery, and Bill Wilkerson, former City of Akron Engineer/project manager, during a disaster that struck the cemetery in 1977.
According to Colopy, “Cemeteries are central to a community as early parks, safe places for the departed, and when “disaster” strikes, the community connection becomes all-important. Historic and beautiful Glendale Cemetery tells the story of a community. The memorial art symbolizes, love, joy, sadness and sacrifice.”
Glendale Cemetery is noted for its rolling hills, stunning monuments and impressive mausoleums – many of which are modeled after early Greek and Roman temples or Gothic churches. The cemetery also features several structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places – including a Civil War Memorial Chapel that is considered one of the most outstanding examples in the nation.
|Where||Cuyahoga Falls Library 2015 3rd St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–8:45 pm|
|Who to bring||Singles, Everyone, Families, Seniors|
More About Cuyahoga Falls Library
Built in 1970, the Cuyahoga Falls Library is two blocks from the Falls River Square in the heart of the city. This building, off of 3rd Street, replaced a house off of 2nd Street, which was the original location for the city's library since 1911. With more than 150,000 books to choose from, the Cuyahoga Falls Library offers services that meet the needs of residents in a tech-savvy era.
"The Falls is a very family-friendly city with a lot of resources and educational opportunities," said Kevin Rosswurm, library director. Rosswurm explained that staff members work each day to keep the library up to speed with the flow of information in our fast-paced society.