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2023

November 25th 2023 WKYC Studios
WKYC TV 3 We The People Giving Tuesday segment: President Kathleen Crowther sits down with veteran news man Leon Bibb to talk about the ways CRS projects and programs benefit the community and how your donation can help.

November 9th, 2023, The Land CLE
Historical Marker Unveiling at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church along Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail (spearheaded by Cleveland Restoration Society) honors longtime pastor Rev. E.T. Caviness and the congregation’s contributions to civil rights – Kevin Chill Heard reports.

November 6th,2023 Signal Cleveland 
Signal Cleveland’s Mark Naymik reports on Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, its civil rights and social justice work and historic marker unveiling on Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail (a project of the Cleveland Restoration Society) honoring its many contributions.

November 5th, 2023, WKYC 3 News

WKYC studios tells the story of Collinwood’s Longfellow School’s transformation to senior housing made possible with support from Cleveland Restoration Society.

November 2nd, 2023, WOIO 19 News 
In its Next 400 Series Harry Boomer chronicles the journey of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, its station on Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail and the role of Cleveland Restoration Society in the making of the trail.

November 2nd, 2023, PBS Ideastream  
: PBS Ideastream recounts the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Churches’ role in civil rights and recognition as a part of Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail – an initiative of the Cleveland Restoration Society.

November 2nd, 2023, Cleveland.com
See the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church marker unveiling ceremony, along Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail, in pictures and words as documented by Cleveland.com, noting how CRS got the ball rolling with a grant from the National Park Service.

September 13th, 2023, City of Cleveland TV 20
City of Cleveland’s TV 20 provides complete coverage of the Ali Summit Marker Unveiling along Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trial, hosted by the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society.

September 11th, 2023, WOIO 19 News 
Emmy Award Winner Sia Nyorkor talks with filmmaker Branson Wright for in-depth reporting of the story behind Clevland’s Ali Summit and the historic marker unveiling ceremony marking it place on Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail. The ceremony was hosted by the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society.

September 8th, 2023, WKYC TV 3
A historic marker unveiling ceremony at Cleveland Browns Stadium commemorating the Ali Summit and its station on Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail, hosted by Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society, and highlighted on edition of Channel 3 News.

September 8th, 2023, WEWS News 5
WEWS News 5 continues to provide one of a kind follow up coverage of Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail. In this report John Kosich covers the marker unveiling ceremony hosted by Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society in commemoration of Cleveland’s Ali Summit.

September 8th, 2023, WJW FOX 8
Cleveland’s Ali Summit is an iconic event in civil rights. FOX 8 reporter Roosevelt Leftwich reports on the marker unveiling ceremony, hosted by the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society, forever cementing it with a place on Cleveland’s Civil Rights Trail.

June 28th 2023: FreshWater

Freshwater Cleveland Spotlights 2023 Celebration of Preservation Awardees honored by Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland.

June 19th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland Restoration Society, Association of African American Cultural Gardens add another stop on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at 2023 Juneteenth Celebration

June 14th 2023: Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com reports: Cleveland Restoration Society and Association of African American Cultural Gardens partner to increase tally on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at Juneteenth Festivities

June 5th 2023: News 5 Cleveland 

Cleveland Restoration Society grant funding for Cory United Methodist Church receives coverage from, Cleveland news leader and ABC affiliate, News 5

May 3rd 2023: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland Restoration Society hold Civil Rights Trail Marker Unveiling Ceremony at Glenville High School,  honoring Martin Luther King Jr’s “Rise Up Speech” to students in 1967.

May 2nd 2023 FreshWater
Freshwater Cleveland gives readers a glimpse Longfellow Senior Apartments — filled with the laughter of children.

April 30th, 2023: Spectrum News 1
Spectrum News 1 highlights Civil Rights Trail Marker Ceremony where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr delivered his 1967 “Rise Up Speech.”

April 29th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News’ Sia Nyorkor follows Cleveland Restoration Society and the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at Glenville High School Ohio Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony where Dr. Martin Luther King gave  his famous 1967 “Rise Up” Speech encouraging voter registration.

April 28th 2023: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland  provided advance coverage of the Ohio Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony and Program held at Glenville High School. The marker added to the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit on April 26th  in 1967 and his call to young people to get involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

April 26th 2023: FreshWater

Fresh Water Cleveland tells why Glenville High School is deserving of a stop along on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and what to expect at the unveiling, including a replay of Dr. King’s 1967 speech urging youth to get involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

February 15th 2023: FreshWater

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted Cleveland Restoration Society’s Black History Month webinar featuring Professor Nishani Frazier, associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Kansas. Frazier spoke on the long arch of political activism among Black Clevelanders—from the time around the city’s founding to the modern civil rights era—and how its rich history is reflected in present day happenings, including Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

February 14th 2023: The Land Cleveland 

This Land Cleveland article shines a light on the first known Civil Rights Trial project in the North with an emphasis on the people at the forefront of justice for African Americans in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

February 3rd 2023: Cleveland.com 

Cleveland.com reports on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and the shared passion among preservationists and local historians to recognize Cleveland’s role in the quest for justice.

February  1st  2023 : WKYC Studios 

Dr. Aaron G. Fountain , Jr. speaks to Joe and Hollie from WKYC Studios about Black History Month, and the Cleveland Restoration Society’s work on the Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland.

January 17th 2023: Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com publishes news of major grant funding from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to address the physical structures and historical assets of Cory United Methodist Church and East Mount Zion Baptist Church.

2022

October 25, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of the third historical marker unveiling recognized the Ludlow Community Association (LCA).

September 13, 2022: FreshWater

Announcement of $50,000 grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) to support a planning study to create a brick-and-mortar fund for historic Black churches in Cleveland.

September 16, 2022: Cleveland.com

Highlighting our work to get  Cory United Methodist Church, which has served the Glenville community for 100 years and has had its share of history making moments, on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 23, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of Cleveland History Days that highlighted our event in partnership with Cory United Methodist Church.

TV20 recorded the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling at Cleveland City Hall.

June 13, 2022: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine covered the Carl B. Stokes Civil Rights Trail marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 showcased the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News showcased  the Carl B. Stokes historical marker that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 8, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland recognized the Carl B. Stokes a historical marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 7, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland promoted the Carl B. Stoke marker unveiling ceremony.

May 24, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland featured the 75 Public Square Apartments, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence of distinguished restoration and rehabilitation.

May 7, 2022: The Medina Gazette

The Medina Gazette featured the McDowell-Phillips House, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence for leadership in preservation.

April 14, 2022: Chagrin Valley Today

The Blacksmith Shop on Bell Street has been nominated for a Cleveland Restoration Society award for outstanding historic preservation.

March 12, 2022: The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the benefit of receivership for historic preservation.

March 4, 2022: The Land

The Land interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.

February 25, 2022: Let’s Talk Cuyahoga Podcast

Guests Kathleen H. Crowther, President of Cleveland Restoration Society, and Dr. Donne Whyte, Lecturer at Cleveland State University, discuss the role Cuyahoga County played in the Civil Rights Movement and the work being done to preserve its significance for future generations.

February 15, 2022: Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 showcased the new Ohio historical marker  outside the Cory, as it is now the first stop on Cleveland’s first African American Civil Rights Trail, a project of the Cleveland Restoration Society.

February 14, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland shared the news that the next three sites of the Cleveland Civil Rights trail were chosen and are the John G. Pegg House and Ludlow Community Association straddling Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and Shaker Heights, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Glenville, and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Fairfax.

February 9, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 highlighted the restoration efforts of Cory United Methodist Church. The 2020 Conditions Assessment prepared by the CRS Sacred Landmarks Support Initiative guided the church in how to prioritize repairs.

February 5, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland share our announcement of the next three locations that will receive Ohio historical markers on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

January 31, 2022: Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther on the fight to save Roundwood Manor.

2021

December 26, 2021: Cleveland Jewish News

Spotlight on the Cory United Methodist Church installation of a brass marker on its front lawn at 1117 E. 105th St. in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, designating it as a historic site on Cleveland’s African American Civil Rights Trail.

December 15, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland covered our 2021 Community Luncheon and the Cory United Methodist Church marker unveiling.

December 10, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society and Ohio History Connection are marking the Cory United Methodist Church as the first official historical marker on Cleveland’s new civil rights trail.

October 12, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Cleveland Restoration Society receives funding for an African American Cultural Heritage Fellow.

July 29, 2021: WKYC

WKYC shared the news that the National Park Service allocated $500,000 to the stabilization of the exterior envelope of Cory United Methodist Church in Glenville, one of Cleveland’s oldest Black churches.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

Livestream of  Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve’s Cleveland Birthday Celebration.  CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther was honored with prestigious Clay Herrick Memorial Award at the event.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

July 22, 2021: Cleveland 19

Cleveland 19 covered the 225th birthday of Cleveland and Kathleen H. Crowther’s acceptance of the Clay Herrick Memorial Award.

July 16, 2021: Cleveland.com

Kathleen H. Crowther is interviewed about historic designation and tax credits in Ohio.

June 28, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

June 25, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

May 29, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

In response to the news of Park Synagogue hitting the market, Kathleen H. Crowther comments on the potential opportunity for adaptive use and its architectural significance.

May 19, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland provided a recap of our 2021 Celebration of Preservation awards.

May 5, 2021: Cleveland.com

Parma Heights re-enrolls in the Heritage Home Program.

February 27, 2021: Cleveland.com

Coverage of the announcement that Cory United Methodist would be the first Civil Rights Trail marker, its significant history, and future.

February 19, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The first three stops that will be featured along the Civil Rights Trail are Cory United Methodist Church, Glenville High School, and the Hough Neighborhood.

2020

October 13, 2020: Properties Magazine

Properties Magazine featured the 2020 Celebration of Preservation award winner’s projects.

September 24, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland article that mentions the Lee-Harvard neighborhood as the “Black Suburb in the City,” that connects the neighborhood to the CRS publication.

September 12, 2020: WKYC

Distinguished WKYC Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the African-American Civil Rights Trail project underway.

August 5, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers.

August 5, 2020: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers through promoting CRS survey.

August 3, 2020: Ideastream

Ideastream interview with CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther highlighting the African-American Civil Rights Trail project in Northeast Ohio.

July 8, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

July 1, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

Loganberry’s Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther on the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book (authored by Michney and edited in part by Crowther), The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard.

July 8, 2020: AsiaTown

AsiaTown resident resource spotlighting the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home, African-American History, and Sacred Landmarks Assistance Programs.

July 2, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2020 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners.

February 2020: City of Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights Historic Preservation ENews showcasing the CRS upcoming community luncheon and nomination submission acceptance for the 2020 Celebration of Preservation.

February 7, 2020: WVIZ/PBS Applause

Recognizing the history of the Miles Heights Village, ideastream discusses the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book “The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard which highlights the village.

January 24, 2020: WKYC Channel 3 We The People 

Noted Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about our book The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard.

2019

October 28, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland recognized the Cleveland Restoration Society’s plans to mark some of the most memorable moments and locations in Cleveland’s civil rights fight with a civil rights trail.

October 2, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

Part of News 5 Cleveland’s A Better Land series, the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Sacred Landmarks Committee was recognized for our work with Hitchcock Center for Women.

August 19, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home Program was spotlighted as making Cleveland a better place to live by helping keep old homes afloat.

July 22, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s work on the Luther Moses House garnered media attention.

May 16, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2019 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners

2023

June 28th 2023: FreshWater

Freshwater Cleveland Spotlights 2023 Celebration of Preservation Awardees

June 19th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland Restoration Society, Association of African American Cultural Gardens add another stop on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at 2023 Juneteenth Celebration

June 14th 2023: Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com reports: Cleveland Restoration Society and Association of African American Cultural Gardens partner to increase tally on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at Juneteenth Festivities

June 5th 2023: News 5 Cleveland 

Cleveland Restoration Society grant funding for Cory United Methodist Church receives coverage from, Cleveland news leader and ABC affiliate, News 5

May 3rd 2023: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland Restoration Society hold Civil Rights Trail Marker Unveiling Ceremony at Glenville High School,  honoring Martin Luther King Jr’s “Rise Up Speech” to students in 1967.

April 30th 2023: Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 highlights Civil Rights Trail Marker Ceremony where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr delivered his 1967 “Rise Up Speech.”

April 29th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News’ Sia Nyorkor follows Cleveland Restoration Society and the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail at Glenville High School Ohio Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony where Dr. Martin Luther King gave  his famous 1967 “Rise Up” Speech encouraging voter registration.

April 28th 2023: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland  provided advance coverage of the Ohio Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony and Program held at Glenville High School. The marker added to the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit on April 26th  in 1967 and his call to young people to get involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

April 26th 2023: FreshWater

Fresh Water Cleveland tells why Glenville High School is deserving of a stop along on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and what to expect at the unveiling, including a replay of Dr. King’s 1967 speech urging youth to get involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

February 15th 2023: FreshWater

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted Cleveland Restoration Society’s Black History Month webinar featuring Professor Nishani Frazier, associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Kansas. Frazier spoke on the long arch of political activism among Black Clevelanders—from the time around the city’s founding to the modern civil rights era—and how its rich history is reflected in present day happenings, including Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

February 14th 2023: The Land Cleveland 

This Land Cleveland article shines a light on the first known Civil Rights Trial project in the North with an emphasis on the people at the forefront of justice for African Americans in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

February 3rd 2023: Cleveland.com 

Cleveland.com reports on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and the shared passion among preservationists and local historians to recognize Cleveland’s role in the quest for justice.

January 17th 2023: Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com publishes news of a grant to address the physical structures and historical assets of Cory United Methodist Church and East Mount Zion Baptist Church from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. assets.orkor

2022

October 25, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of the third historical marker unveiling recognized the Ludlow Community Association (LCA).

September 13, 2022: FreshWater

Announcement of $50,000 grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) to support a planning study to create a brick-and-mortar fund for historic Black churches in Cleveland.

September 16, 2022: Cleveland.com

Highlighting our work to get  Cory United Methodist Church, which has served the Glenville community for 100 years and has had its share of history making moments, on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 23, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of Cleveland History Days that highlighted our event in partnership with Cory United Methodist Church.

TV20 recorded the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling at Cleveland City Hall.

June 13, 2022: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine covered the Carl B. Stokes Civil Rights Trail marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 showcased the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News showcased  the Carl B. Stokes historical marker that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 8, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland recognized the Carl B. Stokes a historical marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 7, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland promoted the Carl B. Stoke marker unveiling ceremony.

May 24, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland featured the 75 Public Square Apartments, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence of distinguished restoration and rehabilitation.

May 7, 2022: The Medina Gazette

The Medina Gazette featured the McDowell-Phillips House, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence for leadership in preservation.

April 14, 2022: Chagrin Valley Today

The Blacksmith Shop on Bell Street has been nominated for a Cleveland Restoration Society award for outstanding historic preservation.

March 12, 2022: The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the benefit of receivership for historic preservation.

March 4, 2022: The Land

The Land interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.

February 25, 2022: Let’s Talk Cuyahoga Podcast

Guests Kathleen H. Crowther, President of Cleveland Restoration Society, and Dr. Donne Whyte, Lecturer at Cleveland State University, discuss the role Cuyahoga County played in the Civil Rights Movement and the work being done to preserve its significance for future generations.

February 15, 2022: Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 showcased the new Ohio historical marker  outside the Cory, as it is now the first stop on Cleveland’s first African American Civil Rights Trail, a project of the Cleveland Restoration Society.

February 14, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland shared the news that the next three sites of the Cleveland Civil Rights trail were chosen and are the John G. Pegg House and Ludlow Community Association straddling Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and Shaker Heights, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Glenville, and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Fairfax.

February 9, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 highlighted the restoration efforts of Cory United Methodist Church. The 2020 Conditions Assessment prepared by the CRS Sacred Landmarks Support Initiative guided the church in how to prioritize repairs.

February 5, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland share our announcement of the next three locations that will receive Ohio historical markers on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

January 31, 2022: Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther on the fight to save Roundwood Manor.

2021

December 26, 2021: Cleveland Jewish News

Spotlight on the Cory United Methodist Church installation of a brass marker on its front lawn at 1117 E. 105th St. in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, designating it as a historic site on Cleveland’s African American Civil Rights Trail.

December 15, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland covered our 2021 Community Luncheon and the Cory United Methodist Church marker unveiling.

December 10, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society and Ohio History Connection are marking the Cory United Methodist Church as the first official historical marker on Cleveland’s new civil rights trail.

October 12, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Cleveland Restoration Society receives funding for an African American Cultural Heritage Fellow.

July 29, 2021: WKYC

WKYC shared the news that the National Park Service allocated $500,000 to the stabilization of the exterior envelope of Cory United Methodist Church in Glenville, one of Cleveland’s oldest Black churches.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

Livestream of  Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve’s Cleveland Birthday Celebration.  CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther was honored with prestigious Clay Herrick Memorial Award at the event.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

July 22, 2021: Cleveland 19

Cleveland 19 covered the 225th birthday of Cleveland and Kathleen H. Crowther’s acceptance of the Clay Herrick Memorial Award.

July 16, 2021: Cleveland.com

Kathleen H. Crowther is interviewed about historic designation and tax credits in Ohio.

June 28, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

June 25, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

May 29, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

In response to the news of Park Synagogue hitting the market, Kathleen H. Crowther comments on the potential opportunity for adaptive use and its architectural significance.

May 19, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland provided a recap of our 2021 Celebration of Preservation awards.

May 5, 2021: Cleveland.com

Parma Heights re-enrolls in the Heritage Home Program.

February 27, 2021: Cleveland.com

Coverage of the announcement that Cory United Methodist would be the first Civil Rights Trail marker, its significant history, and future.

February 19, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The first three stops that will be featured along the Civil Rights Trail are Cory United Methodist Church, Glenville High School, and the Hough Neighborhood.

2020

October 13, 2020: Properties Magazine

Properties Magazine featured the 2020 Celebration of Preservation award winner’s projects.

September 24, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland article that mentions the Lee-Harvard neighborhood as the “Black Suburb in the City,” that connects the neighborhood to the CRS publication.

September 12, 2020: WKYC

Distinguished WKYC Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the African-American Civil Rights Trail project underway.

August 5, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers.

August 5, 2020: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers through promoting CRS survey.

August 3, 2020: Ideastream

Ideastream interview with CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther highlighting the African-American Civil Rights Trail project in Northeast Ohio.

July 8, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

July 1, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

Loganberry’s Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther on the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book (authored by Michney and edited in part by Crowther), The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard.

July 8, 2020: AsiaTown

AsiaTown resident resource spotlighting the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home, African-American History, and Sacred Landmarks Assistance Programs.

July 2, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2020 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners.

February 2020: City of Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights Historic Preservation ENews showcasing the CRS upcoming community luncheon and nomination submission acceptance for the 2020 Celebration of Preservation.

February 7, 2020: WVIZ/PBS Applause

Recognizing the history of the Miles Heights Village, ideastream discusses the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book “The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard which highlights the village.

January 24, 2020: WKYC Channel 3 We The People 

Noted Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about our book The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard.

2019

October 28, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland recognized the Cleveland Restoration Society’s plans to mark some of the most memorable moments and locations in Cleveland’s civil rights fight with a civil rights trail.

October 2, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

Part of News 5 Cleveland’s A Better Land series, the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Sacred Landmarks Committee was recognized for our work with Hitchcock Center for Women.

August 19, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home Program was spotlighted as making Cleveland a better place to live by helping keep old homes afloat.

July 22, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s work on the Luther Moses House garnered media attention.

May 16, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2019 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners

2023

June 28th 2023: FreshWater

Freshwater Cleveland Spotlights 2023 Celebration of Preservation Awardees

June 19th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland Restoration Society, Association of African American Cultural Gardens add another stop on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail During at 2023 Juneteenth Celebration

June 14th 2023: Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com’s article highlights the African American Cultural Gardens and the unveiling of the Gardens as a Civil Rights Marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail on Juneteenth 2023.
Cleveland.com Reports: Cleveland Restoration Society and Association of African American Cultural Gardens partner t marker to increase tallie on Cleveland Civil Rights Trail

June 5th 2023: News 5 Cleveland 

Article on grant award to Cleveland Restoration Society for the exterior restoration of Cory United Methodist Church.

May 3rd 2023: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Coverage of the unveiling of Glenville High School as a Cleveland Civil Rights Trail marker where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “Rise Up” speech in 1967.

April 30th 2023: Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 highlighted the unveiling of a Historical Marker at Glenville High School where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “Rise Up” speech in 1967.

April 29th 2023: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News covered the celebration of the unveiling of Glenville High School as a Historical Marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail, to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He shared his famous “Rise Up” Speech talking to the students in April 26th 1967 urging them to encourage their parents to vote.

April 28th 2023: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland 1 preceded the Historical Marker unveiling event of Glenville High School highlighting preservation and what it means to the society. The marker added to the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit on April 26th 1967 and his call to young people to be involved in Civil Rights.

April 26th 2023: FreshWater

Fresh Water’s article showcased why Glenville High School was chosen as a location on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and what to expect at the unveiling including  a a replay of Dr. King’s 1967 speech urging young people to get involved in the Civil Rights movement.

February 15th 2023:FreshWater

Fresh Water highlighted Cleveland Restoration Society’s webinar where Prof. Nishani Frazier, associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Kansas, spoke on the long arch of political activism among Black Clevelanders—from the time around the city’s founding to the modern civil rights era—and document how this rich history relates to the present day and the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

February 14th 2023: The Land Cleveland 

The article focuses on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail  project, which is the North’s first civil rights trail, that is publicizing the places and people that were at the forefront of fighting for justice for African Americans in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

February 3rd 2023: Cleveland.com 

Cleveland.com shared an article highlighting the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail and the shared passion for recognition of Cleveland’s civil rights history among preservationists and local historians.

January 17th 2023: Cleveland.com

Article covering the grant to Cory United Methodist Church and East Mount Zion Baptist Church from the  African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to help address the needs of their physical structures, as well as to preserve their historical assets.

2022

October 25, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of the third historical marker unveiling recognized the Ludlow Community Association (LCA).

September 13, 2022: FreshWater

Announcement of $50,000 grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) to support a planning study to create a brick-and-mortar fund for historic Black churches in Cleveland.

September 16, 2022: Cleveland.com

Highlighting our work to get  Cory United Methodist Church, which has served the Glenville community for 100 years and has had its share of history making moments, on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 23, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

Coverage of Cleveland History Days that highlighted our event in partnership with Cory United Methodist Church.

TV20 recorded the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling at Cleveland City Hall.

June 13, 2022: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine covered the Carl B. Stokes Civil Rights Trail marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 showcased the Carl B. Stokes marker unveiling ceremony.

June 8, 2022: Cleveland 19 News

Cleveland 19 News showcased  the Carl B. Stokes historical marker that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 8, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland recognized the Carl B. Stokes a historical marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail that was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall.

June 7, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland promoted the Carl B. Stoke marker unveiling ceremony.

May 24, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland featured the 75 Public Square Apartments, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence of distinguished restoration and rehabilitation.

May 7, 2022: The Medina Gazette

The Medina Gazette featured the McDowell-Phillips House, the winner of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Celebration of Preservation award of excellence for leadership in preservation.

April 14, 2022: Chagrin Valley Today

The Blacksmith Shop on Bell Street has been nominated for a Cleveland Restoration Society award for outstanding historic preservation.

March 12, 2022: The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the benefit of receivership for historic preservation.

March 4, 2022: The Land

The Land interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.

February 25, 2022: Let’s Talk Cuyahoga Podcast

Guests Kathleen H. Crowther, President of Cleveland Restoration Society, and Dr. Donne Whyte, Lecturer at Cleveland State University, discuss the role Cuyahoga County played in the Civil Rights Movement and the work being done to preserve its significance for future generations.

February 15, 2022: Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 showcased the new Ohio historical marker  outside the Cory, as it is now the first stop on Cleveland’s first African American Civil Rights Trail, a project of the Cleveland Restoration Society.

February 14, 2022: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland shared the news that the next three sites of the Cleveland Civil Rights trail were chosen and are the John G. Pegg House and Ludlow Community Association straddling Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and Shaker Heights, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Glenville, and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Fairfax.

February 9, 2022: Fox 8

Fox 8 highlighted the restoration efforts of Cory United Methodist Church. The 2020 Conditions Assessment prepared by the CRS Sacred Landmarks Support Initiative guided the church in how to prioritize repairs.

February 5, 2022: News 5 Cleveland

News 5 Cleveland share our announcement of the next three locations that will receive Ohio historical markers on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.

January 31, 2022: Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther on the fight to save Roundwood Manor.

2021

December 26, 2021: Cleveland Jewish News

Spotlight on the Cory United Methodist Church installation of a brass marker on its front lawn at 1117 E. 105th St. in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, designating it as a historic site on Cleveland’s African American Civil Rights Trail.

December 15, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland covered our 2021 Community Luncheon and the Cory United Methodist Church marker unveiling.

December 10, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society and Ohio History Connection are marking the Cory United Methodist Church as the first official historical marker on Cleveland’s new civil rights trail.

October 12, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Cleveland Restoration Society receives funding for an African American Cultural Heritage Fellow.

July 29, 2021: WKYC

WKYC shared the news that the National Park Service allocated $500,000 to the stabilization of the exterior envelope of Cory United Methodist Church in Glenville, one of Cleveland’s oldest Black churches.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

Livestream of  Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve’s Cleveland Birthday Celebration.  CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther was honored with prestigious Clay Herrick Memorial Award at the event.

July 22, 2021: WKYC

July 22, 2021: Cleveland 19

Cleveland 19 covered the 225th birthday of Cleveland and Kathleen H. Crowther’s acceptance of the Clay Herrick Memorial Award.

July 16, 2021: Cleveland.com

Kathleen H. Crowther is interviewed about historic designation and tax credits in Ohio.

June 28, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

June 25, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Restoration Society a grant to support architecturally significant houses and highlight the cultural heritage of Newton Avenue and its residents.

May 29, 2021: Crain’s Cleveland Business

In response to the news of Park Synagogue hitting the market, Kathleen H. Crowther comments on the potential opportunity for adaptive use and its architectural significance.

May 19, 2021: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland provided a recap of our 2021 Celebration of Preservation awards.

May 5, 2021: Cleveland.com

Parma Heights re-enrolls in the Heritage Home Program.

February 27, 2021: Cleveland.com

Coverage of the announcement that Cory United Methodist would be the first Civil Rights Trail marker, its significant history, and future.

February 19, 2021: News 5 Cleveland

The first three stops that will be featured along the Civil Rights Trail are Cory United Methodist Church, Glenville High School, and the Hough Neighborhood.

2020

October 13, 2020: Properties Magazine

Properties Magazine featured the 2020 Celebration of Preservation award winner’s projects.

September 24, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland article that mentions the Lee-Harvard neighborhood as the “Black Suburb in the City,” that connects the neighborhood to the CRS publication.

September 12, 2020: WKYC

Distinguished WKYC Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about the African-American Civil Rights Trail project underway.

August 5, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers.

August 5, 2020: Cleveland Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine asking for the public’s assistance in choosing African-American Civil Rights Trail historical markers through promoting CRS survey.

August 3, 2020: Ideastream

Ideastream interview with CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther highlighting the African-American Civil Rights Trail project in Northeast Ohio.

July 8, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

July 1, 2022: Lines from Loganberry

Loganberry’s Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther on the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book (authored by Michney and edited in part by Crowther), The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard.

July 8, 2020: AsiaTown

AsiaTown resident resource spotlighting the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home, African-American History, and Sacred Landmarks Assistance Programs.

July 2, 2020: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2020 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners.

February 2020: City of Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights Historic Preservation ENews showcasing the CRS upcoming community luncheon and nomination submission acceptance for the 2020 Celebration of Preservation.

February 7, 2020: WVIZ/PBS Applause

Recognizing the history of the Miles Heights Village, ideastream discusses the Cleveland Restoration Society’s book “The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard which highlights the village.

January 24, 2020: WKYC Channel 3 We The People 

Noted Cleveland journalist Leon Bibb interviewed CRS President Kathleen H. Crowther about our book The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard.

2019

October 28, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland recognized the Cleveland Restoration Society’s plans to mark some of the most memorable moments and locations in Cleveland’s civil rights fight with a civil rights trail.

October 2, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

Part of News 5 Cleveland’s A Better Land series, the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Sacred Landmarks Committee was recognized for our work with Hitchcock Center for Women.

August 19, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland A Better Land Series

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home Program was spotlighted as making Cleveland a better place to live by helping keep old homes afloat.

July 22, 2019: News Channel 5 Cleveland

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s work on the Luther Moses House garnered media attention.

May 16, 2019: Fresh Water Cleveland

Fresh Water Cleveland highlighted the 2019 Celebration of Preservation ceremony and award winners

For more information, contact Stephanie Phelps, Media Relations & Community Partnerships Specialist , (216) 426-3106. 

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 Desktop 2023 virtual Celebration of Preservation Awards Program.

Click here to view the Mobile 2023 virtual Celebration of Preservation Awards Program.

Click here to view the video for the 2023 Celebration of Preservation Awards.

Click here to view photos of Celebration of Preservation.

Benefit

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.

View photos of the 2023 Benefit.

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

SNOOPS!

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.

Click here to view photos from our 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.

Register here for the next Annual meeting.

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.

Heritage Home Program Events

The Heritage Home Programs has a variety of events that are presented either online or in-person throughout the wonderful participating communities. Click here to see upcoming Heritage Home Programs Events.