Our Events

Public Events

Community Luncheon

The Community Luncheon has been a tradition since CRS’s beginnings. This luncheon brings together downtown businesses leaders, community members, preservation experts and long-time CRS supporters for an afternoon of networking. Keynote addresses feature national leaders and current topics in historic preservation.

Click here to view photos of the 2022 Community Luncheon.

Celebration of Preservation

CRS and AIA Cleveland recognize outstanding historic preservation projects from the region during our annual Celebration of Preservation Awards Program. Projects are nominated by the community and reviewed by a jury of historic preservation experts and certified architects.

Click here to view the 2022 virtual Celebration of Preservation Awards Program.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2023 Celebration of Preservation Awards Program.

Click here to view photos of Celebration of Preservation.


Annual benefit parties feature exciting preservation projects or highlight Cleveland’s unique cultural heritage. Recent locations have included The Longfellow, Harcourt Manor and Gardens, Roundwood Manor, Trinity Cathedral, and the Slovenian National Home.

Photos of the 2023 Benefit coming soon.

Cleveland Civil Rights Trail Marker Unveiling Ceremonies

The Cleveland Civil Rights Trail valorizes the people and places in Cleveland that fought for legislative and social progress.

Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Click here for photos of the most recent marker unveiling ceremony at Glenville High School.

Member Only Events


Intimate members-only tours of local development projects feature both under-construction and newly completed buildings. Recent SNOOPS! have included Rebuilders Xchange & Halper Lighting Solutions, The Elliott, and Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Register here for the Wickliffe City Hall SNOOP!.

Click here to view photos from our SNOOP! at Franklin-West Clinton Historic District.

Annual Member Meeting

Once a year, members are invited to gather at the Sarah Benedict House to vote in new Board Members and catch up with one another. If weather permits, this summer event is hosted in the Volunteer Garden.

Sarah Benedict Circle Dinner

The Sarah Benedict Circle Dinner recognizes the generosity of CRS’s donors and takes the opportunity to thank them for their support. It usually features an exclusive tour of a unique location followed by an intimate meal shared with board members and staff leadership.

Register for an event using the calendar below and learn more about regular tours and presentations.

Check out our Facebook photo albums from many of CRS’ past events!

Do you have questions or comments about our upcoming events? We would love to hear from you. Please contact:

Peggy Sexton, Events Coordinator


(216) 426-3102