Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness

Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at our Main Branch.

Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. In these short years, Cleveland went from the most dangerous metropolis in America to winning a National Safety Award.

Photos and stories will reveal the Eliot Ness that you won’t get from the movies – because, in this case, the truth is more fascinating than fiction.

The speaker will be local historian, author and all-around Eliot Ness expert Rebecca McFarland. McFarland is a fourth-generation Clevelander who has given hundreds of talks on Ness and discussed him on A&E’s Biography. She’s also the person who ensured Ness’s final resting place would be in Cleveland, as McFarland herself spread his ashes in Lake View Cemetery.

The program is free to attend and open to all. Save yourself a seat by registering online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, local history lovers will also enjoy our program on the posh, Gilded-Age hotels of Little Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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