The Cuyahoga: A River Reborn

Follow the history of the Cuyahoga River during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Follow the history of the Cuyahoga River during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

The Cuyahoga River is a lynchpin of Northeast Ohio.

However, it’s most commonly known for the times it caught fire – 13 times, specifically, from 1868 to 1969. It’s this final conflagration, along with an article about the blaze in Time magazine, which transformed the river into a national punchline.

But Cuyahoga’s story has as many twists as the river itself. Both the river’s quality and its reputation have enjoyed a renaissance in since then. People can learn about the river’s history and future during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at our Main Branch.

Tami Brown, general manager of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, will take everyone on a tour of the crooked river’s remarkable history.

This program is free to attend and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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