May Centennial Gift: Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval

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Centennial Gift: Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval

Even though we are very familiar with the institutions surrounding Wade Oval, it was great to visit them again as guests of The Cleveland Foundation ( - @CleveFoundation).

Here is the official video about the May 24, 2014, May Centennial Gift: Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval, and links to literature about the day:

Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval

We also recommend this video from WKYC Channel 3 News (@WKYC), which gives a nice overview of the planned activities. The video is included in their article: Wade Oval Cleveland Foundation Day free activities Saturday



Centennial Gifts

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The Cleveland Foundation is a very special institution. In our earlier blog posts, we wrote about the history of the foundation's importance to Cleveland and to the world as the first community foundation. We invite you to learn more by reading our posts and the official centennial website.

Tri-C JazzFest

Please mark your calendars for the next Cleveland Foundation centennial gift of free Tri-C JazzFest outdoor concerts on June 27 and 28. Also see the free concert web page on the website and follow @TriCJazzFest and the #TriCJazzFest hashtag for updates.

UPDATE: As we prepared to publish this post, the Cleveland Foundation announced today (June 2, 2014) more details about their next great gift to the community. In addition to reading the information on the web page, please be sure to download the PDF of the schedule. It has all the details about how Clevelanders will be able to enjoy music from 3:00 pm until after 10:15 pm, both Friday and Saturday. Share this web page with others:

Cleveland Foundation Days at Tri-C JazzFest on June 27 and 28
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Photos & Videos

Here are our photos as we worked our way clockwise around the oval: The Cleveland Museum of ArtCleveland Museum of Natural HistoryWestern Reserve Historical SocietyCleveland Botanical Garden

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Tweets & Retweets

Our @sos_jr tweets and retweets about the event share photos and information about the day. We recommend viewing all the tweets with hashtag #TCF100 to learn more about all the The Cleveland Foundation 100 Anniversary Celebration events mentioned on Twitter. Also, join the other 13.4K people that follow @CleveFoundation to learn more about The Cleveland Foundation.

Past & Future

Welcome to Ohio's most spectacular square mile - University Circle! This premier urban district and world class center of education, medical, and arts & cultural institutions is located just four miles from downtown Cleveland along the historic and future looking Euclid Corridor.


You might wonder why we titled this section "Past & Future." We already make such great use of University Circle and, based on our past experiences, we expect the future to be full of more of the same enjoyable activities.

Here are some of the activities we have enjoyed "in the circle" and plan to enjoy again in the future:

  1. University Circle Inc. ( - @InTheCircle)

  2. The Cleveland Museum of Art ( - @ClevelandArt) - In our blog posts, we wrote about some of our recent activies at this museum, but our history with the museum goes back much longer.

  3. Cleveland Museum of Natural History ( - @goCMNH) - We have enjoyed the free The Cleveland Astronomical Society Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture series, as well as telescope talks and visits to the planetarium.

  4. Western Reserve Historical Society ( - @WRHS_History) - Our son has a collection of Euclid Beach Memorabilia, which he displays at the Euclid Beach Park Now "Remembering The Sights And Sounds of Euclid Beach Park" event each fall. Thus, we are very interested in the Western Reserve Historical Society's recent work with the Euclid Beach Park Carousel restoration. Learn more by following @CLEcarousel.

  5. Cleveland Botanical Garden ( - @CBgarden) - When Stuart was a Scout leader, he used to arrange for a private tour of the gardens for Cub Scouts. Now, our son is often at the garden working on photography projects, and we enjoy the glasshouse and themed gardens.

These are just some of the connections we have made with these museums over the years. We are grateful to The Cleveland Foundation's ongoing community leadership, which supports these and many other institutions that add value to our community.